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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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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