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Nostalgia & smartphones dominate MWC

If you’re a tech-fanatic like me, you would have had to have been living under a rock to have missed one of the biggest announcements to dominate at Mobile World Congress this year – the relaunch of the Nokia 3310. Released 17 years ago, the Nokia 3310 is to this day one of the best-selling […]

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Shaking up a storm

Last week, the CubanEight team ventured into sunny  Oxford to shake up some cocktails for our annual summer outing. To celebrate another fantastic year we hit the bar at Raoul’s to try our hand at cocktail making -serving up everything from a fruity Very Berry Jerry to the classic Cosmo. After delicious cocktails were shaken, […]

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National Book Lovers Day

We love a good read, us PRs. It’s only natural that in an industry where we immerse ourselves in broadsheets, tabloids and magazines, we never lose our love of books. They can scare us, excite and stir emotion. Today is National Book Lovers Day and in celebration, The Metro has compiled the top 100 books […]

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Are we looking for a better Tech-Life balance?

According to the latest Ofcom report, Britons now spend more than 24 hours each week online and more than half of all internet users say they are addicted to surfing the web. In an attempt to curb this addiction, a third of people claim they have undertaken a “digital detox”. Interested by these findings, I […]

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CubanEight’s favourite Christmas songs & movies

Festive fever has hit the CubanEight office as the week-long countdown to Christmas officially begins today. In celebration, we’ve asked the team to name their favourite Christmas films and movies…   Annabel Parkinson-Lee Christmas movie: My favourite Christmas movie is Elf because I love the quirkiness of it and whenever I see it I know […]

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The bigger picture

At the end of last week I attended the PRCA National Conference – it was an interesting and thought-provoking line up of speakers from Kamal Ahmed, Business Editor at the BBC, Harris Diamond, Chairman & CEO of McCann WorldGroup, Jackie Brock-Doyle who was responsible for the leading the PR and comms magic that made London […]

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New client win: Udemy

We are thrilled to announce that we have been appointed by global learning and teaching marketplace Udemy following a competitive pitch. Udemy is the leading global marketplace for education that gives people everywhere the opportunity to advance their careers, develop a personal passion or learn something new. We will be working to raise awareness of Udemy, […]

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The PR genius of Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is arguably the most powerful superstar on the planet right now. With over 60 million Twitter followers at her command (a quick Google search reveals that these are called, wait for it, ‘Swifties’ – genius); the fastest selling album in over a century (despite being purposely pulled from major streaming services), and the […]

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An eventful day

Events play a really important role in many of our campaigns. We kicked off yesterday morning with a PR roundtable with our client Outbrain – the topic of the discussion was is paid media is as valuable as earned media in today’s PR world? Or are we as PR agencies slow to realise and understand […]

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