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Helping Lamp shine the spotlight on mental health

Helping Lamp shine the spotlight on mental health

Drawing on Sandstar’s support, the Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project (LAMP) is running its month-long flagship 5k fundraiser to raise awareness of mental health advocacy and gather support for its mission. Lamp’s 5k campaign draws on the benefits of...

Blog – Hosting an online event

Blog – Hosting an online event

Everyone is now trying to stay connected with their family, friends, colleagues, customers and suppliers through technology. Whether it's a Facetime call with loved ones, Microsoft Teams daily check-in or a Zoom video call with a large group of people, the support...

Sandstar case study series – SPRINT

Sandstar case study series – SPRINT

SPRINT is the SPace Research and Innovation Network for Technology, a unique partnership of top UK space universities, industry, government agencies and the investment community dedicated to supporting the growth of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK...

Back to Basics: The SOSTAC Marketing Planning Model

Back to Basics: The SOSTAC Marketing Planning Model

I attended a digital marketing seminar recently where the presenters used the SOSTAC marketing model to help the audience structure an integrated marketing plan. I hadn't heard the SOSTAC acronym in a long time and it prompted me to think about how we, as an agency,...

What can we learn from Leicester City’s winning reputation?

What can we learn from Leicester City’s winning reputation?

On 2 May 2016, Leicester City became Premier League champions for the first time in the club's 132-year history when Tottenham failed to beat Chelsea.  This victory has sent ripples across local communities, grabbed the attention of the media and has put Leicester on...

How film can be used to bring a vision to life

How film can be used to bring a vision to life

The space sector is now worth £11.3 billion annually to the UK economy* and is one of the fastest-growing industries, providing new possibilities and funding opportunities to domestic and international organisations and entrepreneurs. The UK Government, through the...

10 things you need to survive an event – as an event manager

10 things you need to survive an event – as an event manager

I just got back from supporting a client at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and, as I look forward to other major European events such as IBC, Medica and Electronica, I thought I would share just a few of the ‘must-take’ items from my event survival kit: I had some...

Rewarding great achievements in PR for a unique moment in history

Rewarding great achievements in PR for a unique moment in history

Simon Gribbon, Director at Sandstar Communications shares how a unique moment in history and excellent partnership working helped win a special PR recognition award. Back in March 2015, with my ‘tourism’ hat on, I was proud to be part of the broader communications...

How did it all begin?

How did it all begin?

Sandstar Communications is celebrating 3 incredible years this November by launching our very first blog. This interview with directors Shreek Raivadera and Simon Gribbon tells you about the journey so far. Shreek: Simon and I have known each other since we were about...