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Not everyone can be a thought leader — the clue’s in the name

It’s become one of the most over-used terms in marketing and PR, but ‘thought leadership’ done right is still a powerful tool, writes Citypress director, Ricky Ambury

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Is it ever OK to ask a journalist to backlink?

Media websites boast excellent domain authority, particularly national news brands. But asking some journalists for backlinks risks ruining relationships and ignores the power of their advocacy, writes Citypress director Ricky Ambury

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Why brands need to avoid ‘greenwashing’ marketing campaigns

Our consumer brand director Victoria Bridge discusses the role communications professionals have in helping brands define a sustainable social purpose.


Why the Cairncross review is good news for communicators

The review by former Guardian journalist Dame Frances Cairncross outlined nine recommendations to create a viable future for “public interest news,” including increasing the amount of public funding given to local journalism.

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Wates and the reputation agenda

Patrick Tooher, our Director of Strategic Media Communications, unpacks what the Wates review means for large corporates and their comms teams.

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Citypress appointed by trio of new clients

We’ve been appointed by People’s Postcode Lottery, Decathlon and Made in Britain

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Citypress expands with nine new hires

We’re continuing to expand our consultancy and specialist teams across the UK by hiring some of the market’s best talent.

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Citypress is the gold standard in PR

We’ve been awarded the PRCA Consultancy Management Standard, regarded as the gold standard for public relations agencies, for the third time.

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Citypress is the best agency headquartered outside London

We’ve been named the best agency headquartered outside London at the 2018 PRWeek Awards

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Citypress climbs PRWeek rankings and retains Best Places to Work gold award

We’re celebrating taking home the PRWeek Best Places to Work gold award for the second year running, and climbing four places on the PRWeek UK Top 150 table.

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Citypress shortlisted for PRCA Ethical Champion Awards

After winning in the first ever PRCA Ethical Champions awards last year, we’re thrilled to have been shortlisted again.


Citypress named in Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For list

We’ve ranked at number 32 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For 2018

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Citypress shortlisted for UK Young Lions

Manchester team members Nicola Brown and Fiona Belcher have been named finalists in this year’s UK Young Lions PR Competition.

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Winning streak sees Citypress retain top northern agency title

We’re celebrating being named Prolific North’s top PR agency for the third year running.

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Citypress launches political advisory offer with senior hire

We’ve hired Rory Fletcher, head of Cohn & Wolfe’s political counsel team, to our expanding strategic communications practice.

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