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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. 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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Crypt Factor will return to the stage in June Image

Crypt Factor will return to the stage in June

More than 900 members of the North of England’s property industry will return to The Centenary Pavilion at Elland Road on Thursday 30 June 2022, to enjoy the first Crypt Factor for three years, in what the organisers have promised will be the best show in its history.

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Did Ronaldo score an own goal by passing Coke bottles?

Our friends over at Kantar regularly share their research and insight reports with us about PR, social media and marketing, and one in particular caught our eye this month – not least because it’s (loosely) about football and landed right in the middle of the Euros!

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Date announced for Crypt Factor 2022

The property industry’s annual singing competition, Crypt Factor, has been postponed and will now take place on Thursday 23rd June 2022.

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Candid highlights charity's struggles during Covid-19 pandemic ahead of major fundraising event

It’s no secret that charities have been hit particularly hard by Covid-19, so it’s been a pleasure to give something back and provide PR support to Simon on the Streets in recent weeks, as the charity pulls out all the stops to maintain its vital services during the pandemic.

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Unique opportunity for Yorkshire

Unique opportunity for Yorkshire's business leaders to quiz Ed Miliband this Wednesday

This week, Yorkshire’s business leaders will have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session with newly appointed shadow business secretary, Ed Miliband.

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Candid joins the ‘Coronavirus Yorkshire Business Support Group’

Candid is one of several Yorkshire busiesses, from a wide range of industries, that have joined forces to lend a helping hand to others throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

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Crypt Factor postponed, but the show will go on in June

This year's Crypt Factor has been postponed due to the escalating spread of the coronavirus and will now take place on Thursday 25th June 2020.

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Candid kicks off the year with a super six

Candid has enjoyed a stunning start to the year with six highly successful property and construction related stories in six days, all generating big headlines and lots of lovely, positive PR coverage for our clients.

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Steve Wright, Candid PR
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Steve Wright
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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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This month we've gone global and have been working with New Zealand based software company ezyVet, promoting their… https://t.co/mKybeu27jy
Green light for 231 bedroom student accommodation scheme in York! 👍 Here's a story we've started the week with -… https://t.co/spydpSHDmK
Firefighters free dog after 'freak' safety belt accident! 👨‍🚒 One of the stranger stories we've done this week! https://t.co/BJV8Y0I4OR
This week we've been publicising a genuine one-off property opportunity in Rawdon near Leeds, that's been in the sa… https://t.co/uUSzgIDMkJ
The Residence, which consists of 111 apartments over 10-storeys, on Kirkstall Road in Leeds is now 95% sold! Find o… https://t.co/Bw2bnrtwdY
Mamas & Papas HQ in Huddersfield sold in £8.4m deal. Another one of our stories that has done well this week!… https://t.co/nMjgeA2DDn
Fairfax House in Leeds city centre is now being transformed into 168 apartments with the addition of a two-storey r… https://t.co/aOcpiDlVHv
Plans approved for the redevelopment of a former bar and nightclub in Leeds city centre. Here's another one of our… https://t.co/584OnaAKkD
This story has gone well today about cards-x, which supplies security ID cards and the printers to create them, acq… https://t.co/9R7ZtqAF5v

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