Good communication and consultation (through news stories, press releases, newsletters, briefing notes, exhibitions and public meetings) can win respect for your business and boost the confidence of everybody involved in it. People like to know what is going on in their own communities, both at work and home, and appreciate being kept informed. They like to hear about plans, businesses, shops, entertainment and what is happening in other people's lives. Knowledge promotes a sense of belonging and pride and you can boost that feelgood factor by being open about your hopes and aims.
Think you've got a story worth telling? Cathy Watson Associates can advise you on its news value and which media might be interested, newspapers, radio, television and the web sites they all use to supplement their services. We can suggest how you go about writing your story, or write it for you, and send it off with a picture to illustrate it. Just some of the topics we can write about are: Planning applications New businesses New shops Surveys or reports Campaigns Events Investment or expansion Appeals Research or research findings Interesting/unusual properties on the market Odd discoveries Efforts to protect wildlife Human interest stories
Keep your staff up to date with company news and tell them about each others' achievements, hobbies and interests. Or, use a newsletter to keep your customers informed about your clients' successses and your latest offers, new stock or products. Invite Cathy Watson Associates in to talk to your managers and workforce and we will find the news and pictures for your newsletter and publish it for you.
You want to tell people about a project you are involved in - we can write the briefing notes and carry out briefings if you wish.
You would like to tell people about your plans, celebrate an anniversary or promote your business, we can help you set up an exhibition.
It is important to consult people about your proposal on a special project - we can set up a public meeting, book and equip the venue, appoint a skilled chairman, draw up the agenda, provide the briefing notes, welcome and introductions, minutes and a written assessment of proceedings.