Community organisations, key to effective coronavirus response, must now be trusted to lead recovery, finds new Locality report

A new report from Locality highlights the vital role that community organisations have played in meeting community need and supporting people during the Coronavirus crisis. Community organisations often quickest to mobilise and key to coordinating and delivering emergency support. Locality call on government to: support a community-powered economic recovery; create collaborative public services; and, provide support to turn community spirit into community power. Community organisations have been the ‘glue’ linking mutual aid groups with private and public sector responses. Over 100 organisations contributed to the report, with input from community…

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The Kite Factory report reveals five key factors contributing to decline in charitable giving

New research by The Kite Factory and YouGov reveals the five barriers contributing to the decline in giving, including intrusive comms, transparency of progress and ease of donation, as well as lack of proximity to the cause and value exchange. In the UK there are now 12% fewer individuals donating directly to charities than in 2014 (TGI: 2014 Q2 – 2019 Q2) and recruiting new donors has become increasingly expensive for many charity organisations. Independent media agency and charity specialist, The Kite Factory has teamed up with YouGov to produce…

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New IPA report exposes gap between younger and older consumers’ media habits

The gap between how younger and older generations are consuming commercial media has increased dramatically over the past five years. This is according to a new IPA report ‘Making sense. The commercial media landscape’ that highlights the subsequent imperative for agencies to deploy diverse media plans to maximise overall campaign performance. TouchPoints data report According to the report, the correlation between the media use of 16-34-year-olds and 55+s from a time-spent perspective was 58% in 2015, but this has fallen by more than half to 25% in 2019. Although less…

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New report shows where UK Plastics Pact members stand against targets, and where future challenges lie

WRAP has published its first annual report and baseline data for The UK Plastics Pact, giving a clear indication of members’ starting position towards the four targets, as well as where the biggest challenges lie. The 2018/19 report and data show: 1 billion problematic and unnecessary single use plastic items to be eliminated by the end of 2020 Pact members are over halfway towards all their packaging being recyclable, and the UK is over half-way towards recycling 70% of plastic packaging Members are a third of the way towards an…

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CIPR Integrated Report 2018 celebrates ‘game-changing’ year

2018 was a ‘game-changing’ year for the CIPR according Vice President Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR. The CIPR’s overarching ambition for 2018 was to assert the value of public relations as a strategic management discipline to the business community. This was achieved by striking partnerships with organisations including the CBI and FSB, as well as by educating business leaders on the benefits of PR through the PRPays campaign. The Integrated Report (PDF) reflects on a year of special celebrations honouring the Institute’s seventieth anniversary. Highlights included the launch of Platinum, a 45 chapter book celebrating excellence in modern PR, and the…

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