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About Candid Pr

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.




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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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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Crypt Factor Turns Up The Volume For 2018

Every table has now sold for this year’s Crypt Factor, as 10 budding solo singers and groups from leading companies in the property and construction industries, prepare to entertain an 850-strong audience, whilst raising tens of thousands of pounds for local charities.

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The Things We Do For Our Children

Any eagle-eyed viewers tuning into the UK’s latest and best, fly on the wall, veterinary TV show this week will have spotted Candid PR’s Emma Mortimer and her family, firmly in the limelight.

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Tis The Season To Be Jolly

The Festive Season is a special time for most of us, but 23,000 deprived children in Leeds who live in poverty will wake up on Christmas morning thinking it’s just another dreary day because they haven’t got a single present to open.

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How Twitter Was The Icing On The Cake For Bakery Business

A tale in the news this week reinforced the impact that social media can have on a business’s fortunes and offered a perfect demonstration of how taking a few minutes to execute a very low-cost marketing tool can make a big difference to sales.

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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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Our People

Steve Wright, Candid PR

Steve Wright

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

Emma Mortimer

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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Candid Tweets

New Travelodge hotel in Lincoln city centre acquired by council in £13m deal. Here's our PR - https://t.co/upQmYvDxty
Veterinary group White Cross Vets introduces 'peternity leave' for team members when they get new pets. Here's our… https://t.co/PFaHWVjAdN
Read our PR today about @LCB_Building training more than 50 apprentices for @BAMNuttall - https://t.co/EGA0WkXDP7
@cryptfactor @BusinessDesk_YK @LeedsCommFound @CryptLeeds It's a pleasure to support such a great event and what a… https://t.co/h1vO4ql2dg
RT @cryptfactor: https://t.co/ZUvZTkJEG0 Splendid article thanks to @BusinessDesk_YK @CandidSteve - We are very proud to have beaten the B…
RT @cryptfactor: THE SHOW MUST GO ON! - https://t.co/3zOF5M4XnW “We get knocked down,we get up again, YOU AIN’T EVER GOING TO KEEP US DOWN”…
RT @cryptfactor: Our friends @SavilleAVLive have battled the snow and are busy setting up for @cryptfactor tomorrow night #heros #charity #…
RT @cryptfactor: @CandidSteve Thanks for all your support @CandidSteve @BusinessDesk_YK another great article 😍

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