WANTED: New team member

As we continue to thrive Hough Bellis is on the lookout for a new team member - and it could be you!
We want a new Senior Account Executive who can hit the ground running and help our excellent team continue to tell great stories.

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Video: the world’s favourite form of storytelling

No other area of comms has developed faster in recent years than video production.

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Hough Bellis and Studio 91 announce new partnership

Hough Bellis Communications has formed a new partnership with video production agency Studio 91.

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Are you Re-flex or Low-flex?

One of the silver linings of the Covid age has been its role as a change agent. It has forced us to challenge traditional beliefs on how we run and structure our organisations.

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Transparency is nothing to fear

The Government’s white paper on Social Housing (published this week) mentions transparency nearly 30 times.

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Liverpool charity launches first ever Merseyside Mental Health Week

Liverpool mental health organisation, Imagine Independence has teamed up with Hough Bellis Communications to launch the first ever Merseyside Mental Health Week.

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Do we need a Human Translate app?

There are times when bringing people along with you is the best way to get the results you need, and this is surely one of them.

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A winning smile

We’re feeling warm and happy at Hough Bellis right now. The reason? We’re super-proud to have won the PRCA Dare Award for Small Consultancy of the Year.

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How can our charities bounce back?

Almost every sector has been affected by the pandemic in some way. One area we hear less about is the charity sector, but charities have been hit incredibly hard.

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Let’s build something new

The old way was great for those who already had it good. It’s no wonder some are desperate to rush back to it.
For those who believe in people’s potential, let’s build something new!

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If you’re a leader, then you’re a storyteller

Think of the books you love. The songs that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. The newspaper articles that boil your blood, or academic papers that make you pause for thought.

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Is lockdown allowing more people to have a voice?

The coronavirus pandemic has been frightening. For many people, it has been a lonely experience.

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Workplace evolution: standing on the cliff edge of change

Welcome to the new world of work. But a word of caution. We might just find that – once the dust settles – this brave new world isn’t that different to the old one.

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The power of human connection

Human connection. It’s probably not something we think about as part of our usual daily lives. We have our families, friends, colleagues, neighbours, people we chat to when we’re in the gym (or in the pub).

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In a world where you can be anything…be kind

Every day we hear calls to “just be kind”. There is a strong movement calling for us all to consider kindness in how we should live, think, act, treat others and increasingly importantly, communicate.

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COVID-19 legacy: the value of communications

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted many PR staff to brush up on their crisis communications skills.

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Coronavirus – how are you preparing?

The Coronavirus outbreak has social housing providers, local authorities and charities across the country digging out their business continuity plans.

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Understanding Generation Z

The world is changing. And changing fast. It’s never been easier to reach your audiences - it’s never been harder to connect with them in a meaningful way.

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Why the radio star’s not dead just yet

You may think that radio advertising is a dying breed, and you may well be right to a large extent. But here’s the weird thing.

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A watching brief

We all use it. Need to know how to bleed a radiator? Want to know who sings that song you’ve heard but can’t remember the lyrics? You tap on YouTube, right?

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