Why team building exercises certainly aren’t yesterday’s news

What have a packet of black jack sweets, an old newspaper and a beer mat got in common? The answer is that they all featured in the treasure hunt the Kapler team undertook with our sister companies as part of our annual group away day. Getting a team together for group activities outside the normal […]

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Anyone for strawberries and cream?

With Wimbledon fortnight reaching its climax, those of us not lucky enough to have Centre Court tickets can still enjoy a little taste of the action with strawberries and cream – the classic combination that’s become the sweet treat of choice at this particular time of year. Over the two week tournament, a grand total […]

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Scott Partnership companies achieve the gold standard of service for the PR industry

We are delighted to announce that the Scott Partnership group of companies, which includes Kapler Communications, The Scott Partnership and Phoenix MarCom, has passed the PRCA Communications Management Standard (CMS). The PRCA (Public Relations Consultants Association) is the largest PR association in Europe, and the internationally recognised CMS is the industry’s quality certification for public […]

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ACHEMA 2015 – the greatest show on earth?

By Gill Lancaster I’ve just returned from ACHEMA 2015, my first ever visit and a great experience. For anyone interested in chemical engineering and the processing industries it’s high, if not top, on the list of shows to attend – and with good reason. I just wish I’d worked out the bus system that takes […]

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The importance of practising strong ethics in marketing

With the Blatter/FIFA furore still raging, business ethics are never far from the headlines. Companies of all shapes and sizes have to learn what is and isn’t acceptable to their stakeholders and many industry sectors, such as pharmaceutical, are heavily regulated. This can present a challenge for marketers when it comes to being creative within […]

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Maximise your ROI at this summer’s industry events

Fresh back from a successful trip to the 63rd annual American Society for Mass Spectrometry show in St Louis, we’re already packing our bags for the next trade show. Next week, you’ll find us at ACHEMA, the leading show for the chemical engineering and process industries. We’ll be in good company too, with 3,800 exhibitors […]

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ASMS 2015 – a model conference event

By Richard Kent This week finds me in St Louis, Missouri, at the 63rd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics along with many hundreds of mass spec specialists as well as a number of our clients – instrumentation companies that provide them with the essential tools of their trade. While enjoying the show, […]

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Why is innovation sometimes so hard to sell?

By Richard Kent You have a great new technology platform, the R&D is done and the product development is well advanced. You’ve had great initial feedback from a few key people in the market and you’ve developed a powerful business case with strong data on time savings and cost efficiencies clearly demonstrated. But you are […]

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Science writing – Sorting out fact from wishful thinking

There is nothing many people like more than sitting down after a busy day at work with a large glass of wine (or two!). While we are frequently reminded that excessive drinking is best avoided, there have also been numerous reports that moderate drinking can have some benefits for our health. The mainstream media seems […]

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