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The Pussyhat Effect: social media’s evolving impact on politics

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If you listen to ‘accepted’ wisdom, Generation Z are renowned for being uninterested and uninvolved in politics. That’s increasingly looking like a pretty antiquated view. Last year saw a ginormous upward surge in young people’s involvement in current affairs, via those little screens that have become extensions of our beings and vehicles of our social […]

Wanted: Senior Account Manager

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Based in Soho, Rhizome is a fast-growing media company that champions small and medium-sized businesses through PR (mainstream media), social media and electric content creation (like 50,000 goddam volts, electric). We’re an SME that represents SMEs and we’re lucky enough to work with some fantastic clients with incredibly innovative business models. Each day is challenging and […]

Southern Rail to replace trains with travelators

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Southern rail has announced that it will replace its fleet of trains with travelators, as a dispute with drivers has turned hundreds of thousands of Green-voting liberal Brighton residents into an angry, murderous mob. Southern rail CEO Charles Horton commented: “Turns out that our plan to axe 341 train services has been about as popular as Mike Tyson among […]

What PR can learn from social media’s Brexit fallout

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If you were to take even the most cursory look at my Facebook wall last Thursday, you’d have assumed that the results of the EU referendum were a foregone conclusion. Friday dawned and the internet imploded in palpable disbelief. “I don’t know anyone who voted Leave – how did this happen?!” hollered a former work […]

Brexit makes me cringe

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We’ve Voted Leave. Well, some did, the rest of us – admittedly along with some regretful Vote Leavers – are sitting here indulging in some good old fashioned lamentation. We’re cringing after Nigel Farage’s appearance at the EU parliament yesterday, as he gleefully gloated over the result. He might as well have yelled ner nicky ner […]

Brexit has taught London a hard lesson

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If there’s one thing Brexit has taught us, it’s that London and the rest of the UK don’t sing from the same hymn sheet. They don’t even sing in the same church. London was none the wiser to the mood of the populus until it woke this morning to find its waters had been broken, messily and unwillingly. […]

Clever PR cannot save Southern Rail

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There are companies beyond the help of a PR rescue job. One of those is Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), which operates Southern Railway, the Gatwick Express and Thameslink. They have one job – ferrying passengers from A to B – and most days they manage to royally balls it up. I’ve lived in Brighton for a […]

From Soho, with love: West End forever

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Soho: that wondrous West End neighbourhood where a deli sandwich costs more than a steak and there’s a coffee bar on every corner. In daylight it’s awash with businessmen and women bustling in and out of shops, pubs and restaurants before the clock strikes ‘back to work’. By night Soho is an open-til-dawn party-goer’s paradise. […]

Day out at the Department of Health

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There’s never a dull moment at Rhizome HQ, that’s for sure, and yesterday was a particularly busy one for Jack. He spent the day at the Department of Health, sharing his PR expertise as a panelist alongside the department’s press office team. The topic of the day was ‘Working With Consumer Media‘, aka, how to […]

Freelance PRs wanted to join Rhizome Media revolution

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Freelance PRs dotted around the UK (even in Milton Keynes): we want to speak to you. Why? Because we have a big problem at Rhizome Media, and we think you could be the solution. Our problem The problem we’ve got is there are so many goddam companies out there wanting to hire us that we’re running out of people to […]

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