New grad alert at CubanEight!

It has been just over seven weeks since I began my career in PR here at CubanEight and what a seven weeks it has been! I recently completed my degree in Communication, Media and Culture at Oxford Brookes University, while also gaining valuable first-hand work experience in PR and communication agencies. Bringing together the knowledge […]

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Everyday Sexism at the Olympics

While Olympic fever might not have reached the giddy heights of London 2012 in the UK, Team GB’s incredible performance and medal tally has yet again struck a chord. We’ve seen wall-to-wall press coverage over the last few weeks, with almost daily front-page updates about our latest achievements and medal haul. But behind the good […]

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#MissingType

You may have noticed that this week many brands, signs and shop-fronts are missing their As, Bs and Os in their brand name. Initially our inner grammar fiend wanted to correct what looked like some obvious typos! However behind the intriguing visuals is a campaign from NHS Blood and Transplant. The campaign asks brands and […]

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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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What is the reality of PR and Marketing today?

Yesterday in the beautiful surroundings of the Soho Farmhouse, we held a unique event looking at modern marketing and PR. Together with marketing agency Junction, we bought together many of the industry’s leading figures to talk about the challenges of today’s marketing and communications strategies, and how to best integrate PR and marketing. With ever […]

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Talking innovation at Venturefest Oxford

Yesterday I attended this year’s Venturefest Oxford – it is a key event in the Oxfordshire business calendar and over the past 18 years has played a key role in the innovation and entrepreneurial landscape of Oxfordshire.  Peter Turfano, Dean of Said Business School set the tone of the day in his opening address when […]

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Life after University

Last week I was invited back to my university to speak to students and graduates about life after university. In many ways it seems like five minutes ago since I threw my graduation cap in the air at a sunny ceremony at Swansea Metropolitan University (yes, there really was sun in Wales!). On the other […]

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On the front pages today

As we did our usual read of the daily papers this morning one thing was hard to miss– making the front pages of almost every broadsheet was the same photo: President Barack Obama testing a pair of virtual reality goggles at a technology trade show in Germany. Sometimes accompanied by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the […]

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