Archive for category 'Technology'

Christmas 2014: Did it deliver for you?

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Christmas 2014: Did it deliver for you?

Despite solid performances from retailers John Lewis and House of Fraser over Christmas, the aftermath of the festive period has brought an icy wind for many other high street brands. M&S, Tesco and most notably Morrisons have all found disappointment in their sales figures after the wrapping, tinsel and ribbon has come off their performances over the vital holiday period. Most notable was Morrisons, whose CEO Dalton Philips has finally fallen on his sword after years of underwhelming performance, according to the FT last week....

Aftersales: Warehouse automation’s Achilles’ heel?

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Aftersales: Warehouse automation’s Achilles’ heel?

I like to think I’ve sat quietly in the back of enough warehouse automation planning meetings to understand a little bit about the project implementation process. What interests me is how the ‘soft’ skills of PR and communications can support the ‘hard’ expertise it takes to scope, develop, design, build and commission a fully functioning warehouse automation solution....

An early Christmas present for the logistics industry

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An early Christmas present for the logistics industry

Christmas arguably came early for the logistics industry, with some of the biggest retailers expecting their Black Friday sales to outstrip their Boxing Day results – extending the shopping season and providing a well-deserved respite for retailers and manufacturers as the economy slows again pre-election....

KWSP appoints high performance communications partner

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KWSP appoints high performance communications partner

Specialist transport and technology PR agency, Prova, has won the public relations account for digital fabrication and additive manufacturing specialists, KW Special Projects (KWSP). Prova, an award-winning communications consultancy, will work alongside KWSP to cement the Brackley-based company’s position at the forefront of digital fabrication and additive manufacturing, a rapidly growing and game-changing sector within UK engineering....

Fleets and social media – are we adding value or just making a noise?

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Fleets and social media – are we adding value or just making a noise?

Like Marmite, social media platforms such as Twitter have their advocates and detractors in equal measure. You either love it or hate it! And looking across the leasing sector, it’s good to see that most of the bigger firms have embraced the 140 character discipline to promote their brands....

Another top year for Guild of Motoring Writers Awards entries

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Another top year for Guild of Motoring Writers Awards entries

In the company of dignitaries including HRH Prince Michael of Kent and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason (Guild President), Prova's head of automotive, St John White, was delighted to present the Guild of Motoring Writers Prova PR Business Writer of the Year accolade to John Maslen....

Prova PR’s Faye Callaghan shoots for the stars

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Prova PR’s Faye Callaghan shoots for the stars

Prova PR is in a celebratory mood after one of our team triumphed at the 2014 Headlineauto Journalism and PR Awards. Senior account manager, Faye Callaghan, picked up the Rising Star award in recognition of her sterling work within the automotive and transport communications sector. The 2014 Headlineauto Journalism and PR awards ceremony was held on the 17th September to showcase the best PR and journalism work being carried out in the motor industry....

Leasing at the crossroads

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Leasing at the crossroads

St John White, head of Prova’s transport team, thinks the UK leasing industry is fast approaching an important fork in the road…...

Prova 'on track' with AlanDick Communications

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Prova 'on track' with AlanDick Communications

Prova has won the public relations account for AlanDick Communications (ADC). The Prova team, which has extensive experience in the transport, telecoms and infrastructure sectors, will provide a fully comprehensive communications solution to the global firm....

Prova headlines Auto Awards

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Prova is celebrating after being shortlisted in the best automotive support agency category at the 2014 Headline Auto Awards....

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