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As Battenhall turns four, what’s next for the future of comms

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It’s Battenhall’s fourth birthday today, and the time has passed quicker than I’d ever have imagined. Since our humble beginnings, renting one desk in a East London co-working space, we’ve had the good fortune to attract clients, team members and accolades that I personally had never imagined possible. Now, in our new and upgraded HQ building, we’re […]

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Wish us luck at the PR Week Awards! Battenhall’s up for best specialist agency in the UK

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#NERVOUSDAY. For the third year running, we’re heading to the PR Week Awards tonight. When we were just one year old, we were named Best New Agency finalists, but came a close joint second, when we were two years old we won Best Specialist AND Best Small Agency, which kind of shocked and surprised me […]

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Heading to Dusseldorf for Innovation in Sports 2016

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I’m heading out to Dusseldorf today to speak at Innovation in Sports 2016, an event which kicked off last year at Manchester United’s HQ, Old Trafford, and this year has doubled in size and taken on an international flavour, with 2,000 delegates heading over the the Dusseldorf Congress for two-day event. I’ll be speaking on how […]

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Launch of Battenhall’s FTSE 100 social media report 2016

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Today at a packed venue in Central London we launched the fourth edition of Battenhall’s flagship report, our annual research paper that looks into how the FTSE 100 companies use social media. With first hand data, case studies and analysis, the report has been well-received already, getting print coverage in The Times and in City AM, and this in-depth piece […]

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Brace yourself… adverts are coming to WhatsApp

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If you’re anything like us, you’re never too far away from your phone. Chances are you’re reading this on yours right now, and it’s also highly likely that you’ve got WhatsApp installed, which is why this next bit is so important. WhatsApp has announced that following new updates to its privacy policy, businesses will be […]

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Registration opens for Battenhall’s Social Media 2017 Trends Briefing

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Each year, we publish a major report into how the world’s biggest brands use social media, with the focus bring on the FTSE 100 list of companies. This body of work is now in its 4th year, and the new Battenhall FTSE 100 Social Media Report will be unveiled on 12th September as part of Social Media […]

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Battenhall shortlisted for two best agency gongs at PR Week Awards and UK Agency Awards 2016

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It’s award season, or at least shortlist announcing season, with the big 2016 industry award ceremonies in PR and social media coming up this Autumn. We’ve been blown away by our good fortune to date, picking up 7 ‘best agency’ awards in our first three years in business. Well, we’re now into year four, and […]

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Create Your Own Personal Emoji With Bitmoji

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Snapchat yesterday announced a new integration with Bitmoji, part of Bitstrips, a personalised emoji app which the company bought in March 2016 for a reported $100 million. So what is Bitmoji, how do you use it and what does Battenhall make of it? Created by Toronto-based tech entrepreneur and CEO of Bitstrips, Jacob ‘Ba’ Blackstock, […]

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Twitter set to stop including links and photos in character limit

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It may sound like a minor update, but the rumour in itself has made social media managers (and savvy tweeters) rejoice. According to Bloomberg, Twitter could be changing the way that it counts characters. This means that photos and links will no longer be included in the character limit that currently uses 23 characters for […]

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How we built a consultancy for innovation: the Battenhall blueprint

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This is a post about how Battenhall works. We are now three years old, and throughout our time building up this business we have tried to foster a new way of working that I felt when we launched better fits the social media age in which we live. The good news is that our model […]

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Happy 3rd Birthday Battenhall

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Today our business turns three years old! Today we’re a big, busy, bustling business full of creative minds, innovators and award winners, but three years ago today, Battenhall launched in a big empty office in East London, with only a tiny bit of client work to get us started, and only one person (me!). However we […]

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WhatsApp reaches a billion active users

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced last night that it is being used by a billion people every month, with fresh stats confirming that a whopping 43 billion messages and 250 million videos are sent on a daily basis. WhatsApp was bought by Facebook back in October 2014, and although Facebook Messenger has an impressive  800 million monthly […]

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How messaging apps are reinventing customer care for brands

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If you subscribe to the Battenhall WhatsApp, you will know just how much messaging apps are disrupting brand communications – not just because you’ll be used to receiving from us what you might otherwise have taken from a newsletter or a Twitter trawl, but through the content that we share through it too, that shows […]

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Battenhall bags two best agency gongs at the 2015 PR Week Awards

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It’s not every day you get a shortlisting for a PR Week Award. The self proclaimed ‘Oscars for the communications industry’ is a biggie, and whilst I’ve been fortunate enough to have been in the running twice before, once last year for new agency of the year, and once in 2010 at my previous agency […]

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Review of Battenhall’s 2016 social media trends briefing

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This Monday we hosted 150 VIPs at our annual social media trends briefing event. We began running this event when we were just months old as an agency, and in our first year there was queuing round the block to get in (and cronuts), then in our second year there was cover story news of our […]

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We’re hiring: donut eating not compulsory, but.

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Battenhall is a new agency on a mission. We are building something truly exciting and we are looking for the industry’s best PR and social media consultants to join us on our journey. We are two years old, and already ranked as number one social media agency in the UK, best small agency, best new agency in Europe, […]

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Battenhall bolsters senior team with trio of appointments

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2015 has been a smashing year here at Battenhall Towers. The speed at which we’ve been lucky enough to grow our client base has bowled me over, we’ve won a couple of prestigious awards, and we have recently moved to a larger London HQ. Today I can announce our appointment of three new consultants, bolstering our senior management team. […]

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Launching the Battenhall WhatsApp

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For two years we have been producing the Battenhall Monthly, our feed of news, data and analysis on everything you need to know in social media, digital and mobile. Published at the beginning of the month, it’s available by email newsletter, and has over 2,000 subscribers, and is complemented by our blog and Twitter feed. […]

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Battenhall’s social data insights in today’s Guardian

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Battenhall social media data analysis was used on page 9 of today’s Guardian newspaper coverage of the twitterstorm that has taken hold of the UK, when MP Emily Thornberry tweeted something that would end with her ultimately losing her job as a Labour frontbencher. Thornberry tweeted showing a picture of a house in Rochester with […]

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Best small agency in the UK

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We’re thrilled to break the news that we were awarded Best Small Agency last night at the UK Social Media Awards. It’s awards season right now, and last week we were finalists in the PR Week Awards too, for best new agency, and last month we were chosen as a PRCA ‘Agency of the Future’. We […]

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Battenhall named PRCA agency of the future

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We’re delighted to end a big week at Battenhall with the news that Battenhall has been named one of the PRCA’s five future agencies in the industry body’s ‘PR Agency of the Future’ initiative. Announced today at the PRCA’s annual conference in London, the initiative launch was marked with a set of videos profiling the […]

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Some Battenhall news – awards and events and reports, oh my!

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Battenhall is just one year old still, but this week has been a busy one and we’ve had some amazing news to share which the team here have all worked incredibly hard on and which together form a bit of a milestone for us as a consultancy. One big report We unveiled our second annual […]

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Battenhall launches 2014 FTSE 100 social media report

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This morning we are launching our second annual report looking at how the FTSE 100 companies use Twitter and social media. The research, published to mark the launch of Social Media Week, shows a widening gulf appearing between the social media haves and the have-nots, with some brands streaking ahead and others stagnating or getting […]

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New venue confirmed for Battenhall’s #SMW2014 trends briefing

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Next week is Social Media Week London, and we are hosting Battenhall’s social media trends briefing to kick off the week. We originally planned to host the event at Battenhall HQ, but the tickets went like hot cakes and we needed a bigger venue. So we’ll now be hosting it at the Soho Hotel. If you’ve […]

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Battenhall’s Social Media Week London 2014 event open for registration

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It’s not long until Social Media Week London 2014, which is taking place under three weeks from now, from 22-26 Sept. And not a moment too soon, Battenhall’s breakfast briefing opening up the week on Monday morning of September 22nd has gone live for registrations. You can sign up to attend on the Social Media Week website […]

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Battenhall shortlisted for PR Week New Consultancy of the Year

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This afternoon we received the news that our first award entry, for the PR Week Awards this October, has seen us shortlisted for New Consultancy of the Year. We’re all a bit like THIS. And this. Oh, and this. We’re quite young still, only just having turned one year old as an agency, and we can […]

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One year in, how Battenhall’s focus on the 80/20 rule and innovation is working

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This week I read these two articles on the same day with great interest: Company limits bathroom breaks to 6mins a day (sparking protests) The psychology of side projects: how creative hobbies improve our performance at everything Over the last couple of weeks I have found myself presenting Battenhall’s business model and our way of […]

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Battenhallers out and about this week

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Last night our account director supreme Steph Bennett was invited to speak at the ‘300 seconds’ event about #BattenVEDA – A vlogger community for YouTube’s VEDA challenge to vlog every day in April / August. The event took place at the European headquarters of Yammer and Steph wowed the audience on the topic of vlogging […]

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Battenhall’s view of the future of PR – CIPR North conference keynote and slides

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Today the CIPR hosted its annual conference the north of England. The theme was the digital PR landscape, and kicked off with CIPR president Stephen Waddington of Ketchum. His speech opening proceedings focused on the changing face of the CIPR and how digital is reshaping things. I was honoured to be asked to speak after […]

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Calling all interns: Battenhall launches internship programme

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We can’t quite believe that it’s been over a year since we launched Battenhall, and seeing the team grow so fast has been amazing. We’ve been planning this move for a while, so are super excited to announce we’re kickstarting our internship programme today. We’re looking for the best of the best to join us in […]

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