Doing the double…and we’re not talking vodka and redbull for a change

We’d be lying if Friday night wasn’t a great night for the drinks industry as well as the PR sector, as the Midlands CIPR community took centre stage at the CIPR PRide Awards to reward and recognise great communications campaigns delivered by inhouse and agency teams.

By Rachel Roberts | November 16, 2014


Are you riding the digital train?

A recent survey by Marin Software revealed that over a third of UK digital marketing managers believe their boss has a poor understanding of digital and doesn’t invest in it sufficiently, with two thirds claiming that more needs to be done to integrate different marketing disciplines, including paid search, social media and SEO.

By spottydog communications | November 15, 2014

How To
Facebook advertising

Is your facebook page a totally organic experience?

Facebook organic reach is just not what it used to be. That’s because the social media platform now has more content on it than we have time to read. We explain how content helps organic reach and how a little bit of advertising in the right places can help you cut through the noise.

By Jo Crellin | November 13, 2014

internal comms mini conference

The Inside Story: Internal Comms Mini Conference

The Mini Conference held at the Library of Birmingham this week saw Helen Bissett, Jenni Wheller, Thomas Giles, Sarah Perrin, Ruth Tiltman and Lesley Allman offer excellent insight and interactive content to 50 comms professionals.

By Rachel Roberts | November 06, 2014


Scouting out new talent at the RSPCA

​They say never work with animals, but ‘Frankley’ we couldn’t miss the chance to film at the RSPCA centre down the road from our Birmingham office.

By Katie Bregazzi | September 18, 2014

ALS ice bucket challenge

Wish you were here?  A ‘n-ice’ way to celebrate a summer of sizzling press coverage

​This summer has really been a sizzler for spottydog’s clients as we’ve secured a host of hot publicity opportunities that really have made us reach for something chilled…

By Rachel Roberts | September 02, 2014

no I in team

There’s no ‘i’ in Team – the spottydog media diet

​​We all do it, first thing in the morning or perhaps last thing at night. Some of us like to show off about it while others prefer to do it in private….That’s right, I’m talking about catching up with the news. What were you expecting?

By Jo Crellin | August 28, 2014


We’re ‘Horse’ from shouting about being shortlisted for four PRide Awards!

We take ‘PRide’ in the fact that we’re a conscientious bunch here at spottydog, and so last Friday when we were doing our best to quietly wind-down our week, we received the ‘pawesome’ news that we’ve been shortlisted for four awards in the 2014 CIPR Midlands PRide Awards.

By Jo Crellin | August 06, 2014

BBC journalism training

Free BBC Journalism training & how to make shareable video

​The BBC recently announced that they are giving free access to their vast library of training videos from the BBC College of Journalism. Previously available to BBC employees only, this is exciting news for anyone wanting to learn about social media, multimedia communication techniques or learn journalism skills from world-class broadcasters. It also makes us realise that video is more important than ever.

By Jo Crellin | July 03, 2014