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Lunch breaks are for losers

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Did you know that by law, employers are only required to give you a 20-minute break for a shift of six hours of more? I wouldn’t even make it to the front of the microwave queue in that time (one microwave for a whole floor of offices definitely isn’t enough, but that’s an issue for […]

Rhizome needs YOU!

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It’s official. We’re hiring. There’s something missing at Rhizome Towers, and we’re looking for another bright spark to complete the circuit. “Give me one good reason why I should join the team!” I hear you cry. Well, I’ll give you ten. What is there to do at Rhizome Media? 1. Learn from the masters The […]

SpareRoom founder Rupert Hunt searches for housemates (cat lovers & pianists preferred)

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This week, Rhizome’s longest standing client, SpareRoom’s Rupert Hunt, launched his search to find two new housemates to share his £3million Spitalfields home. The best part? His new housemates will be able to pay what they can afford, because self-made man Rupert doesn’t care so much about the rental income – he just wants to […]

“Coping” back to work

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Finally. We’ve FINALLY reached the end of the first week back at work after Christmas and the New Year. It’s been difficult, but I’m glad to say we all managed to pull through. There were several stages to our struggle. First came denial. I know I’m not the only one who buried their head under […]

From PR to VR: Pandora & Laura test out virtual reality headsets

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Last night while the rest of the world was watching Gogglebox repeats or office Christmas partying, Laura and I were at Gadgette and Virtual Umbrella’s London event VR The Future. For the technophobes among you, VR stands for virtual reality. This was our night to test the headsets that promise a sensory overload and find […]

The fine line between political correctness & patchouli-scented madness

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I’ve been to Nottingham. It’s a lovely place, and I gather Robin Hood lived there before the war, but somewhere in that city, sipping camomile tea before uni-cycling to work, is someone who has far too much time on their hands. Here’s why. Last week, in a recruitment drive, we emailed a job ad to […]

Why Team Rhizome was up with the lark at 5am today

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While the rest of you dreamt about the Scottish referendum result, four Rhizomes were pounding Regent Street from 5am on behalf of our gadget insurance client, Protect Your Bubble. For today is the day that Apple’s iPhone 6 and phablet-sized (that’s a phone-tablet hybrid to you) iPhone 6 plus go on sale. The task? To get […]

“If clients ask you for links, hit them with a wet kipper” says SEO expert

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Rhizome PR’s newest client is an SEO expert. Except he’d kill me for calling him that, because he thinks ‘SEO’ is a vulgar term that misrepresents his industry. In fact, I’ve never met a client with such decided opinions on search as Brett Dixon. Hats off. Brett believes part of the reason everyone gets SEO […]

Victory for SpareRoom’s Raise The Roof campaign in Summer Budget 2015

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Rhizome has been working with SpareRoom since 2009 to boost the profile of its Raise the Roof campaign, which aimed to help hard-pressed homeowners get more tax relief for renting out a room and, in doing so, boost the rental market with much-needed supply. The government’s Rent a Room scheme tax-free threshold hasn’t changed from […]

Spelling errers

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For a PR, spotting a spelling mistake after pressing send is a horrible, briefly heart stopping experience. I assume. Having the mind of Archimedes means I’d never do anything so stupid myself. But I feel for others out there with their tiny pea brains as they try to make their way in the world of […]

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