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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Everyday female leaders

I was interested to read yesterday’s PR Week article on CIPR’s soon-to-be released State of the Profession 2016  report and it is encouraging that there has been an increase in the rise of women in senior positions in the PR industry, particularly when it is a profession that women are choosing to enter into. I thought […]

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CubanEight Culture

Interesting to see this round-up of best global exhibitions for 2016 from WGSN to whet our cultural appetites (http://www.wgsn.com/blogs/global-exhibitions-march-2016/).  In Oxford at the moment is the Andy Warhol exhibition at The Ashmolean (http://www.ashmolean.org/exhibitions/andywarhol/).  The team are are planning a trip to the Warhol Lates session.

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Small business masterclass at Google HQ

Last week we took the opportunity to attend a “Small business masterclass: How to get your brand in the media” workshop, held at Google’s London HQ. Organised by Rebecca Burn-Callander, enterprise editor at the Daily Telegraph, the aim of the event was to give PR’s, business owners and startups the chance to work closely with […]

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A new home for CubanEight

CubanEight has a new home: 8 Bignell Park Barns.  Just a week ago we left our office at the Cherwell Innovation Centre – where we had been based for the first six years of CubanEight’s life – and moved five minutes away. We now have some great office space in a converted barn and we […]

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New Year, New us!

With January upon us, it’s that time of year when we think about New Year’s resolutions. This year 13 of us have decided to tackle an epic 10k obstacle, the Rough Runner. Yes that’s right, we couldn’t just take on a run, we wanted obstacles and 15 of them including swept off your feet, fearless […]

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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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CubanEight pass the PRCA hallmark of PR excellence!

We’ve had some great news in the CubanEight office this week – we’ve passed the Public Relations Communications Association (PRCA) Communications Management Standard (CMS) – the hallmark of PR excellence. The PRCA is the professional body that represents UK PR consultancies, in-house communications teams, freelancers, and individuals. The association exists to raise standards in PR […]

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Raving about National Customer Service Week

This week has seen an initiative run by the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) – National Customer Service Week. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays in successful business practice. At CubanEight, we work with several brands in the customer service space. One of […]

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CubanEight wins Outstanding Mid-Size Consultancy Award

We have been celebrating in the CubanEight office today (mainly with pizzas!!) after finding out last night that we had won the CIPR PRide award for Outstanding Mid-Size Consultancy.  It is a great achievement for the team and recognition of our growth, investment into the team as well as the high-quality of work that we […]

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