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Stop and think – why mindfulness in the workplace is a good thing

Lauren Heaven • May 9th

Mindfulness is a buzz word you’ve probably come across. Google, the NHS, Transport for London and PwC, to name a few, have all embraced mindfulness in the work place. To be mindful is to be aware. It’s the art of paying attention, and being wary of autopilot.  It’s a tool for good mental health, and […]

We’re all speaking Shakespeare’s language

Grace Procter • April 21st

It might not come as much of a surprise to you to learn that we’re pretty fond of the English language here at Words&Pictures – after all, it does make up one half of the two things we do best! It’s true, though, that our love for language might not be quite so intense if […]

Print vs digital: why it’s time to put an end to the modern-day feud

Grace Procter • February 1st

Whether you’re a tech-savvy lover of the digital age or a total print traditionalist, it’s time to take a look at why sitting on the fence may be the way forward – at least for the moment. We’re all guilty of it, aren’t we? We committed to using less paper, to putting everything into a […]

Making health the hero: how employee communications can prioritise mental health in the workplace

Lauren Heaven • October 19th

Mental health is a fact of life. Everybody has their ups and downs, and work is a huge factor. But is your workplace offering the support employees might need? Seventy million workdays are lost each year due to mental health problems in the UK. That’s a cost to employers of approximately £2.4 billion per year. […]

We’re hiring!

Hannah Tallant • September 16th

  We have two exciting opportunities to join Words&Pictures:    Senior Client Manager We’re looking for someone with at least 4 years’ agency experience in client services, with a proven track record of managing and delivering high quality communications. You’ll be managing a range of high profile accounts across print, digital and film. You’ll have a flair for […]

Personalisation – one word of advice

Katherine James • August 23rd

Recently our Studio Manager reposted an advert that appeared on his Facebook feed. It was a t-shirt featuring a printed slogan, which read: Studio Manager. Because Badass Miracle Worker is not an official job title. Humorous, and indeed truthful though the statement may be, this is a perfect example of the power and prevalence of […]

Going for gold: what kind of team are you?

Lauren Heaven • August 18th

As Rio 2016 draws to a close, we’re thinking about the ins and outs of teamwork and how to get the most out of a team, in sport or through communications.  A weak-link team is as strong as its weakest players. Rugby Sevens is a great example of this. In the 15-player format, if you […]

How to crack the millennial code – why myths don’t matter

Lauren Heaven • August 4th

Connecting with the mythical millennial generation in the workplace isn’t as hard as you think. The story about the millennial generation goes a little something like this: A twenty-something who experiences the majority of life through a screen. Someone who often poses a challenge in the workplace due to high levels of entitlement and need […]

Augmented reality – the next step for employee communications?

Lauren Heaven • July 22nd

Augmented reality is having a moment, but is it possible to tap into this success when it comes to communicating important messages? It’s the phrase on everyone’s lips at the moment, thanks to the monumental success of Pokémon Go: augmented reality. AR is a blend of virtual reality and real life, that brings computer-generated content […]

We’re hiring

Damon Bowles • July 14th

We have two exciting opportunities to join Words& Pictures:    Senior Client Manager We’re looking for someone with at least 4 years’ agency experience in client services, with a proven track record of managing and delivering high quality communications. You’ll be managing a range of high profile accounts across print, digital and film.   You’ll have a flair […]

Air Astana flies in… to Otley

Andy Holt • May 23rd

At Words&Pictures we’ve always had global ambitions and our influence extends far beyond the walls of our Otley studio. That’s why we are fortunate to work with some of the world’s most admired brands. Last week our international presence was further extended by the visit of Alexandra Shtopel and Dmitriy Shanchenko from Kazakhstan’s national flagship airline […]

How well do you know your audience?

Clare Morgan • March 3rd

Are your colleagues corporate types, creative types, fun-loving, serious? Do you make assumptions about the personality type of accountants and estate agents?  What about telesales people or factory workers? The truth is, we create stereotypes across all fields of work, even if we don’t mean to. They’re the stories we make up about people before […]

What’s your story?

Hannah Tallant • February 5th

As a creative agency – storytelling means a lot to us. As an ode to National Storytelling Week, we got in touch with Peter Haney, author of the wonderful Byron the penguin books and father to our very own Denise Webber, to ask him about the power of storytelling. What do you think is the […]

We’re hiring!

Andy Holt • January 7th

We have an exciting opportunity to join Words& Pictures:  Senior Client Manager    We’re looking for someone with at least 4 years’ agency experience in client services, with a proven track record of managing and delivering high quality communications. You’ll be managing a range of high profile accounts across print, digital and film.   You’ll have a flair […]

What does internal comms want for Christmas?

Mike Heyes • December 11th

The soothsayers are out in force, so what are the predictions for content marketing as we merrily segway into 2016? And how might this affect the new business landscape? The ‘digital workplace’ theme continues to develop apace, with new ways to communicate with colleagues.  ‘Mobile First’ strategies are becoming increasingly important as organisations examine the […]

Youth. Engaged.

Andy Holt • September 24th

Communicating effectively with young audiences requires a lot of thought, insight, a clear strategy, and tons of playful creativity. There’s no one-size-fits-all for this wonderfully varied and delightfully fickle audience. If something doesn’t immediately grab and hold their attention or imagination… game over. Next!  At Words&Pictures we’re proud experts in youth engagement – the work […]

The only way is ethics

Damon Bowles • September 24th

Just the public suggestion of unethical practice can blemish corporate reputations, undermine client relationships and send shares tumbling. But forward-thinking companies recognise that the opposite is also true. They know that ethics can be used to empower employees and that good communication is the place to start. At Words&Pictures we’ve been helping our clients to […]

Do your comms measure up?

Fiona Broomfield • September 10th

Are you sometimes stuck for where to start when it comes to measuring the effectiveness of your internal communications? You’re not alone, but here’s a good place to begin… Measuring the effectiveness and impact of internal communications should be central to any comms strategy. It helps companies to demonstrate and quantify the value of effective […]

Welcome to the Third Space… welcome to We, DLG!

Andy Holt • June 9th

Words&Pictures’ Creative Director, Andy Holt, showcases We, DLG, Direct Line Group’s “game changer” in internal communications. The development is an example of ‘Third Space Communication’ (TSC) – neither a traditional intranet nor social intranet, but rather a digital work-based social community Here at Words&Pictures, we’re lucky to have a close, long-standing and creative relationship with […]

On quality…we’re still streets ahead

Mike Heyes • June 5th

National standard now “embedded” in our culture, says ISO9001 assessor  At Words&Pictures we’re delighted to know that, once again, we’re “nailing” UK quality standards. We’re one of very few communications agencies in the country that continue to meet the nationally recognised ISO 9001:2008 standard. Following a successful third consecutive annual audit this week, carried out […]

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Words&Pictures (Commercial) Ltd
The Editorial Design Centre
Wharfebank House
Ilkley Road
Leeds
LS21 3JP