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Steve Wright and Emma Mortimer founded candid PR in 2009. Both worked at several big name PR firms before taking the plunge and quitting their secure agency jobs in the midst of the worst recession for a generation.

The company’s ethos has always been about offering straightforward advice and generating great results. Sadly, if you want a PR company that spends your budget throwing glamorous parties, creating endless reports and billing you for their time rather than their results, then we’re not the firm for you.

But, if you want to raise awareness of your business or product, enhance your reputation, generate enquiries and ultimately grow your bottom line, then we can definitely help.

After we have wowed you with our amazing pitch, we won’t then disappear off into the sunset leaving you to deal with the work experience kid and we won’t need our hand holding throughout every project. We take pride in making your life as easy as possible and continually use our initiative and tenacity to get the job done, achieving superb results that will make your competitors weep green with envy.

We’re very cost-effective too. Bill Gates famously said if he was down to his last dollar, he’d spend it on PR, now in this day and age a dollar won’t get you very far, but our services are not as expensive as you might think.

We are also very flexible and can work on individual projects and well as ongoing campaigns, although it’s fair to say that the majority of our clients are retained ones, as they can see the value in the work we do and the fee we charge.

Now, if you’re still here, after reading all this, you might as well give us a call. We will come and have a chat, bring some examples of our work and let you know what we can do for you.

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Every Public Relations strategy or campaign is unique, but typically a core range of activities can be expertly mixed to deliver the very best results.

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The media has evolved hugely in recent years and there are now more channels than ever before covering online, TV, radio, newspapers and magazines.

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Well-written copy is essential when it comes to selling a product or service or communicating with stakeholders, employees and customers.

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850 Strong Audience Make Crypt Factor A Night To Remember

Crypt Factor 2017 is over for another year and Candid PR was on hand to contribute to its success by providing the annual singing competition with PR support for the fifth year running.

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Candid Springs Into Action For Wide Range Of Clients In March

As the first signs of spring start to show, we sprang into action here at Candid HQ this month, and have been delivering some excellent levels of media coverage for our much-valued clients.

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A Whole New Look for LinkedIn

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No January Blues As Candid Hits The Ground Running

As the first week back after Christmas draws to a close, we’ve enjoyed a great start to the New Year with a hat-trick of our stories dominating the region’s business news over the last few days.

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The Season of Goodwill and a Special Time For Children

This Christmas we’re delighted to be supporting Cash for Kids and the Mission Christmas charity appeal for the second year running.

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Power of the media revealed in Brexit vote

A new report has gone to great lengths to work out who voted for Brexit and whist it contains lots of weird and wonderful data, the section about the media's role makes for particularly interesting reading.

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Our People

Steve Wright, Candid PR
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Steve Wright
Director

Steve has worked at some of the region's leading PR companies and has managed campaigns for a wide range of national PLCs, public sector organisations, SMEs and owner managed businesses.

He has developed a number of award winning campaigns and has an excellent understanding of what a journalist is looking for. This enables him to consistently deliver exceptional results across all media types including newspapers, specialist trade titles, glossy consumer magazines and national publications as well as TV and radio stations.

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Emma Mortimer, Candid PR
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Emma Mortimer
Director

Having managed a mixed portfolio of B2B and B2C accounts over the last fifteen years at leading agencies in Yorkshire, Emma has a wide range of PR and marketing experience working for big name national consumer brands as well as for some of Yorkshire's most respected professional services, property and owner managed firms. She has a proven track record for delivering excellent results and has been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, both regionally and nationally, for her work for Army recruitment with an Outstanding Young Communicator award. With excellent organisational skills, plenty of enthusiasm, and a drive to consistently provide first rate PR solutions to the firm's much-valued clients, Emma thoroughly enjoys seeing how the work Candid PR does positively impacts on a business.

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Ouch! Leading veterinary group White Cross Vets report increase in dogs suffering jelly fish stings. Here's our PR - https://t.co/mz9lOu7uqX
Victoria Gardens in Leeds city centre transformed into pop-up pavilion and play space for two weeks. Here's our PR- https://t.co/bgcnscpSdH
Read our #PR about @HCMMgt completing 65,000 sq ft extension for @safestyle - https://t.co/RmMeHUDPGk with nice dr… https://t.co/wIb46Ojob7
Here's our #PR about @AdeptCSCE continuing to expand its team - https://t.co/oYa6km9C0v
Read our #PR about @lcb_building supporting unemployed in pursuing a career in the construction industry - https://t.co/1UEkhHuZeH
Here's our PR about @LawFairSquare raising money for @mysaintmichaels by writing wills in return for donations - https://t.co/jhc4AYgkg2
Leading quick service restaurant operator QFM Group bites into York market with latest acquistion. Here's our PR - https://t.co/H3Ezl0sjAh
Here's our #PR about #IT specailist @PowerON_UK being invited to join @Microsoft 's exclusive Elite Partner Team - https://t.co/X3qebi1b6Y
RT @Morgans_Leeds: Few pics from @LeedsPride 2017 #LeedsPride #CityLiving #PeepoLeeds https://t.co/ZdfonzD6ah

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