"Working on Recovery" – Hart Brown’s 6th Annual Economic Forum – Wed 23rd June 2010

We are delighted to be co-sponsors of the Hart Brown 6th Annual Economic Forum on Wednesday 23rd June at the University of Surrey’s School of Management.

Hart Brown is delighted to have secured David Frost (Director General, British Chamber of Commerce) as the key note speaker together with former International Finance Expert, Sue Marks and local entrepreneur and one of the UK’s Top 30 ‘Young Guns’, Tim Drake. It promises to be a thought provoking and interesting event looking at all the questions businesses are asking themselves about the likely recovery of the economy.

This year, there is an extra treat for you — showing the England v. Slovenia World Cup football match prior to the Economic Forum on a big screen in the auditorium. It will be a great atmosphere! Delegates who are registered to attend the Forum are invited to view to match with refreshments available to purchase during half time from the University’s Sorrento Café.

Place: University of Surrey, School of Management
Date: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
Time: 5.00pm – 8.00pm


1000 press releases – what a milestone

At CBC we have just written our one thousandth press release, and what an art this is! We have learned over the years, how important it is to provide journalists with clear, concise, easy to digest and non salesspeak or jargony information, that provides clear messages to ensure that our clients’ stories are printed (or lead to a discussion with the journalist), their profiles are positively raised and that this ultimately leads to them selling their goods and services improving the bottom line!

We nearly thought that our one thousandth release would have been a release on the outcome of the case of the biggest art theft in the UK, the Da Vinci trial in Scotland, but in the end our local client the Surrey Research Park hit the milestone… which is perhaps more fitting in a way as we started out as an innovation and technology specialised PR agency. We have been in the business for nearly 15 years now and have written so many different types of releases, mostly business and highbrow, but certainly some more lighthearted and fun too, so you’d hope that we would be fairly good at them by now, although we’re learning more all the time especially with the explosion of social media and how important that is as a PR tool – the next big thing now for reaching key media is social media releases. Our clients like it and they are much easier to tweet. 🙂