How do the People Activation Agency activate their own people?
By: Anna Callaghan-Leonard

One thing that we are genuinely excited about sharing, is our Summer Gathering!
After a few months of non-stop delivery for our clients, it was time to turn the gaze inwards and spend some “us time”. We wanted to get everyone together to live our team code and celebrate success by sharing our great achievements, including promotions, recent work and...

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Categories: Culture, Inspiration
How the All Blacks and Uncle Fester helped us to create a winning culture.
By: Chris Platt

Google ‘company values' and see the same words appear almost every time; integrity, collaboration and innovation.
With every business and every team so unique, it baffles us to see so many now adopting generic values that people just don’t get and expecting their teams to deliver on them.
What if instead of applying generic values and behaviours, businesses actually took...

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Categories: Culture
3 things I've learned and loved at Rapport
By: Emma Carney

I’m Emma - I’m not a novelist, but I am a creative here at Rapport (who kindly let me be queen of the questions for 2 months on placement, please forgive me).
I’d just finished a degree in holds breath Fashion Brand Promotion with Photography at the University of Central Lancashire exhales and within 3 days I had my first...

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Categories: Culture
20 years of activating
By: Laura Gallagher

It’s been 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was released. And whilst that makes me feel really old... it is something my generation has grown up with and we have been truly activated by it in many, many ways. I could give 1,000 reasons as to why, but here are just four of the ways we’ve been activated...

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Categories: Culture
7 Reasons To Bring Your Dog To Work (Charlie’s Perspective)
By: Charlie (The Dog)

Every time my mummy shouts “Walkies”’ I feel a tingling sensation in my tummy and my tail begins to wag back and forth. Watching my family in anticipation as they search for my lead, I am raring to get outside. Hurry up; I’m ready for my walkies! “Woof!”
That’s when I see it in my mummy’s hand, a glistening black...

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Categories: Culture
We're hiring!
By: The Team

Job Title: Brand Engagement Executive
Job Location: Manchester
Due to a period of growth Rapport: The People Activation Agency are looking for a Brand Engagement Executive to join our fantastic team.
The successful candidate will have a marketing or creative background and be able to demonstrate a genuine interest for Internal Communications and Employee Engagement.
This is a great role...

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Categories: Culture
What’s it like being a new starter at Rapport?
By: Joe & Pippa

The past few months have been a whirlwind. Actually, in all honesty, these past few months have been rather unsettling. When the opportunity arose to move to Manchester and become a Producer, my mind felt like unassembled Lego bricks that had been thrown on the floor by a petulant child.
Even though I knew this would mean a complete change...

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Categories: Culture
3 months in
By: Natalie English

It's been just over 3 months since I joined Rapport as a Creative and I've just been informed that it's a tradition for new starters to write a blog post summarising their first few months. For my blog, I thought I'd keep it simple and stick with the number 3 theme.
3 things I’ve learned:
What People Activation is. It's...

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Categories: Culture
The Thoughts of a New Starter at Rapport
By: Pippa McGuire

As one of the newest members of the Rapport team, I’ve been asked to write a blog entry about my time here so far. We’re on the brink of our new brand launch so it's a great time to talk about the recent past as we embark on something spectacular…watch this space!
I joined Rapport at a strangely quiet period....

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Categories: Culture
The First Rule of Team Code is Always Talk About Team Code
By: Amy Brown

Back in December we were tasked with creating a Team Code. Something that ensured we continued to grow as a team, as an agency, and something we could all relate to and use everyday. After all, with Forbes 2016 rating our jobs as the fifth most stressful career around, we felt it was important to put something in place to...

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Categories: Culture
Lydia's Placement
By: Lydia Tissier

Towards the end of my 1st year studying Theatre and Performance at the University of Leeds, I realised it would be useful to undertake some work experience. Because like most students, I haven’t the faintest idea of what I would like to do.
Now, you may be thinking 'what is a drama student doing in an agency like Rapport?'
I...

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Categories: Culture
Next chapter
By: Abi Humayun

As 2015 draws to a close we enter another exciting chapter for Rapport. On Monday we move to our fabulous new home at The Hive in the Northern Quarter. The NQ has been the perfect community for the agency and in the 9 years we’ve been working here, we have seen it become the creative hub and social mecca it...

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Categories: Culture
Why? A marathon story
By: Hannah Cross-Phillipson

I ran the marathon.
I put one foot in front of the other for 26.2 miles. My friends and family thought I was mad and quite openly doubted that I would be able to complete it. The most common response I heard after telling people what I was doing was… WHY?
I signed up five months ago, after one too...

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Categories: Culture