By issuing a hoax press release, Dutch chocolate maker Tony’s Chocolonely won no friends in the media, and did nothing for the reputation of business, or of PR. Instead, they added to that fast-growing global problem: fake news.
As newspapers and magazines are struggling, many journalists are moving into PR. Is that a logical career switch or is it a shift to ‘the dark side’?
Some people think of content marketing as the hip and trendy cousin of public relations, but there are important differences between the two. And there’s also one key similarity to consider.
Stampa directors James Curtis and Abigail Levene will discuss the why, what and how of ‘corporate newsrooms’ in a live webinar with Newsweaver on 25 January 2017.
As a fan of all things European and a co-founder of Stampa, I must declare myself as a passionate ‘remain’ voter. However, I fear we are losing the communications battle.
A world where old established rules are changing, with media consumed à la carte rather than served as a set menu, demands careful thinking – or rethinking – about the most appropriate manner to tell your story.
Stampa director James Curtis was interviewed by media intelligence service Gorkana in ’60 seconds with…’, on journalists crossing to public relations.
Our Belgian office has moved to great new premises in the centre of Brussels. We’re located on the elegant Boulevard Adolphe Max, close to vibrant Brouckère square.
We have boosted our UK PR team with the appointment of Lizzie Hannaway as account director. Lizzie brings more than eight years’ experience in corporate, financial and professional services public relations roles.
Your target readers are sick of dry-as-dust, formulaic press releases that bludgeon them senseless with the usual ragbag of corporate speak and the seemingly compulsory CEO quote starting “I’m excited” or “I’m delighted”.
Stampa has opened an office in Belgium, fulfilling the growing demand for corporate and financial communications on the Belgian market and clients’ desire to entrust their Benelux communications to a single agency.
Exclamation inflation – as well as Random Capitalisation – has infected the corporate world too. You can’t open an e-mail without being told you’re reading exciting news!
The 2013 annual report of insurer Delta Lloyd, written by Stampa, has been shortlisted for the FD Henri Sijthoff prize for outstanding financial reporting.
Comparing a 60-page report from 1973 with a recent 400-page tome, annual reports have become illegible and primarily serve internal control purposes.
How do you produce a vibrant and compelling annual report? These are just some of the questions we hope to answer at a special event Stampa is hosting.
There you are, sitting at your desk, engrossed in updating your social media profile, when your CEO walks up to you and asks you to write him – or her – a speech.
PR professionals wear many different caps. Some clients need to protect their reputations, others have to create them. Some clients need to be reactive, some proactive.
Never say anything that you wouldn’t want to be quoted on. Don’t wait for a potentially damaging quote to appear in print and then try to have it struck from the record.
Stampa made its biggest showing yet in Amsterdam’s Zuidasrun 2014, racing against more than 3,000 bankers, lawyers and consultants in what’s known as the Dutch business run.
You have zero control over what a journalist writes, but you have 100% control over what you say. Even if you know you’ll get the quotes for review, pretend to yourself you won’t.
We’ve been appointed by the global information services company to provide ongoing media relations consultancy and execution support in the Netherlands and the UK.
The Sijthoff prize is the highest recognition of financial reporting excellence in the Netherlands. It is awarded by Het Financieele Dagblad.
With more than a decade of experience, Sara’s insightful monitoring and analysis of media reports are crucial ingredients for all Stampa’s PR accounts.
Stampa’s Anglo-Dutch team of experienced former financial journalists will produce the annual report in English, as well as creating a Dutch summary.
Tania Wild and Stacy Hyde join as Account Directors, each bringing extensive experience of working in corporate, financial and consumer public relations.
TOCARDO is dedicated to delivering the best and most economical turbines to harvest energy from the world’s oceans and rivers.
Design Centre Chelsea Harbour houses some of the most exclusive brands in interiors, and has become a trend-setting destination for the international design industry.
Stampa helped draft the report’s content and developed its key messages, working in close cooperation with KPN’s Corporate Communications department, CSR data verification specialist DHV, CSR auditor KPMG and designers.
Stampa and SSDV gathered together over 20 thought leaders from the government and private finance to help answer some of the many questions facing the sector.
The 2010 Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability and Transparency is the world’s largest sustainability reporting conference, taking place 26-28 May.
Stampa has helped telecommunications service provider KPN redesign its approach to Corporate Social Responsibility, working with the company to set ambitious goals for its CSR reporting
The European Excellence Awards, which honour outstanding achievement in the communications profession on an international scale, will be presented on 10 December.
Stampa is one of four agencies to create the network, along with Ethicity of France, Portfolio Communications of the UK, and Messagepool of Germany.
Stampa’s Amsterdam-based PR team will use its expertise and extensive contacts to connect Teleplan with leading Dutch financial and business media.