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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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Public Relations

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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Media Relations

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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Copywriting

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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What A Saga – The Celebs Who Want Copy Approval On Interviews

Generally our PR remit doesn’t usually involve A list celebs although we have worked with a few B, C and D listers over the years - all in the quest for good old fashioned column inches! However, the recent Clare Balding debacle, where the sports presenter wanted to approve a journalist’s copy before it went to print, is something most PRs and journalists can relate to.

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Hootsuite Unveils Results Of World’s Largest Ever Social Media Analysis

Our friends at leading social media management dashboard, Hootsuite, have analysed 400million social media posts and revealed the prevailing user trends from well over 1million customer accounts, in terms of the most popular days and times to post, audience sizes and media content.

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Fake News Dominates The, Erm….News

Fake news is a major buzz term that’s all over the media at the moment, but where did it come from and why is it news?

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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

A couple of months after Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for a mind-bending $26billion, the social network for ‘professionals’ has unveiled a range of revamped features and a new-look home page, so what’s all the fuss about?

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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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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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Work starts building new Travelodge in Lincoln city centre. Here's our PR today - https://t.co/IS2rbCKDd7
Ouch!! Some piercing #PR secured today for @WhiteCrossVets about a #dog that swallowed an eight-inch kebab skewer t… https://t.co/wjTDvkmTsE
RT @LCB_Building: Think before you speak!! #AntiBullyingWeek #AllDifferentAllEqual https://t.co/8gUQkbP3g5
RT @LCB_Building: Pop by and have a go at slate cutting in the Roofing Showcase area at the @SkillsShow #SkillsShow17 #MakeItHere https://t…
RT @Morgans_Leeds: Flash back to #yrpa17 Estate Agency of the year #Leeds #Cityliving #NorthLeeds https://t.co/kOmaCgnUbv
Planning permission secured for 60 new homes in #Whitby. Here's our #PR for development company S Harrison - https://t.co/pKVCM0m7YD
Stunning business growth for #York based @PowerON_UK Here's our #PR - https://t.co/POeJODokhd
Nice PR appearing today about two innovative businesses expanding into S Harrison's Escrick Business Park- https://t.co/WSNi2QMhx7
Good PR secured about @brewsterbye @strategicTmGrp @homegroup building 66 new affordable homes near #Bradford - https://t.co/Swm8mb1067

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