Sandstar case study series – SPRINT

Sandstar case study series – SPRINT

SPRINT is the SPace Research and Innovation Network for Technology, a unique partnership of top UK space universities, industry, government agencies and the investment community dedicated to supporting the growth of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK through the commercial exploitation of space data and technologies. Sandstar Communications has been working on an integrated, national marketing communications campaign for SPRINT, alongside the five UK partner universities, a growing base of small businesses signed up to the programme...

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Shift in how young people consume ‘news’ today

Shift in how young people consume ‘news’ today

  Young people and the youth market in general are a key audience for most domestic and international brands.  The behaviours and characteristics of this audience group are often difficult to pin-point out and therefore many brands undertake extensive research to understand what motivates young people to answering questions such as – how can we reach this particular audience group? With the rise of mobile technologies and use of multiple social media channels how are young people consuming news and advertising today? A recent...

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What can we learn from Leicester City’s winning reputation?

What can we learn from Leicester City’s winning reputation?

On 2 May 2016, Leicester City became Premier League champions for the first time in the club’s 132-year history when Tottenham failed to beat Chelsea.  This victory has sent ripples across local communities, grabbed the attention of the media and has put Leicester on the map not only nationally but also around the world. While writing this blog we read an article that Martin Bewick wrote for the Chartered Institute of Marketing, which we feel is on-point about Leicester City’s winning reputation: “The success of football club...

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How film can be used to bring a vision to life

How film can be used to bring a vision to life

The space sector is now worth £11.3 billion annually to the UK economy* and is one of the fastest-growing industries, providing new possibilities and funding opportunities to domestic and international organisations and entrepreneurs. The UK Government, through the National Space Technology Strategy and continued investment in the space industry, now understands the crucial role that space has to play in the wider economy. Sandstar Communications’ interest in the space sector was ignited after hearing a talk from Andy Powell from the...

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Rewarding great achievements in PR for a unique moment in history

Rewarding great achievements in PR for a unique moment in history

Simon Gribbon, Director at Sandstar Communications shares how a unique moment in history and excellent partnership working helped win a special PR recognition award.

Back in March 2015, with my ‘tourism’ hat on, I was proud to be part of the broader communications team responsible for managing the national and international media during the reinterment of King Richard III in Leicester.

The team was led brilliantly by Leicester Cathedral, ably supported by the University of Leicester and Leicester City Council press offices, plus …

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