ACTIVATING OUR MINDS #14
By: Anna Callaghan-Leonard & Jessica Hutchinson

These are three of the many stories from across the world that have activated our minds and informed our work this week.

Step into the canvas
The Carrières de Lumières, an art center Northwest of Marseille in France, is helping to give people a new perspective on the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh. They have launched a fully immersive music...

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ACTIVATING OUR MINDS #13
By: Anna Callaghan-Leonard & Jessica Hutchinson

These are three of the many stories from across the world that have activated our minds and informed our work this week.

Resourceful Robotics
When two year old Cillian Jackson’s parents discovered that a motorised wheelchair was financially out of their reach for their son, they sought help from a group of students who took to the playground to problem...

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ACTIVATING OUR MINDS #12
By: Anna Callaghan-Leonard & Jessica Hutchinson

These are three of the many stories from across the world that have activated our minds and informed our work this week.

Show us more
Dove have united with GirlGaze photographers and Getty Images to change the way women are represented within the media. Their collaboration seeks to challenge stereotypical beauty standards and be inclusive of a wider range of...

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ACTIVATING OUR MINDS #11
By: Anna Callaghan-Leonard & Jessica Hutchinson

These are three of the many stories from across the world that have activated our minds and informed our work this week.

Stories > Stigma
Technology is constantly evolving, from WiFi to smart TV’s, tech has become part of our everyday homes. But what about those who are homeless? The video below shows just how impactful technology can be; with...

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ACTIVATING OUR MINDS #10
By: Anna Callaghan-Leonard & Jessica Hutchinson

These are three of the many stories from across the world that have activated our minds and informed our work this week.

Listen Up
In the world of today we are awash with communications, grabbing our attention every second. It seems that everyone has got something to say, but not much time to listen. Listening has become a lost art,...

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ACTIVATING OUR MINDS #9
By: Anna Callaghan-Leonard & Jessica Hutchinson

These are three of the many stories from across the world that have activated our minds and informed our work this week.

Wise Words
This years Comic Relief ad steps away from its usual light-hearted, heart string pulling approach and instead, imparts us with words of wisdom. In a time of political unrest and division, Peter Mullan’s Glaswegian narration strikes...

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ACTIVATING OUR MINDS #8
By: Anna Callaghan-Leonard

These are three of the many stories from across the world that have activated our minds and informed our work this week.

Hand Solo
We’re always exploring innovative solutions to problems we come across, and pride ourselves in thinking outside the box. That is why we’re so impressed by David Aguilar, who was born without a right forearm, and started...

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ACTIVATING OUR MINDS #7
By: Jess Hutchinson

It’s coming up to International Women’s day (Friday 8th March, incase you were wondering), and tomorrow Manchester is hosting the Walk for Women 2019, marking one hundred years since the first women in the UK voted in a General Election. With all of this we thought we’d focus this weeks’ story sharing on those that champion #girlpower.
So, these are...

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The Most Powerful Leadership Question To Ask
By: Chris Teague

What’s it for: Sharing the most potent leadership question.
Who’s it for: Any one who leads others.

It’s not often I find a TV drama a lesson in leadership, staff engagement and internal communication; however, I believe Amazon Prime’s ‘New Amsterdam’ is precisely that. I was a huge fan of ER, so I was excited to be recommended ‘New Amsterdam’....

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ACTIVATING OUR MINDS #6
By: Anna Callaghan-Leonard

These are three of the many stories from across the world that have activated our minds and informed our work this week.

Teach yourself to be creative...
Have you ever wanted to try something new, but thought to yourself “I can’t, I’m just not creative enough”? We might suck at first, but practice makes perfect. We’re constantly learning and exploring...

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A QUESTION OF PURPOSE
By: Chris Teague

Who’s it for: People who don’t have a ‘Why’ or feel they lack a sense of purpose.
What’s it for: Clarifying how simple purpose can be

“It may sound surprising, but the feeling of purpose doesn’t only come from curing diseases and improving the world. The feeling of purpose also ignites when we can see the cause and effect between...

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ACTIVATING OUR MINDS #5
By: Jess Hutchinson

These are three of the many stories from across the world that have activated our minds and informed our work this week.

Sparking Joy
In the wake of Valentine's Day, we wanted to share some self-care tips from the woman on all of our lips, Marie Kondo. Don’t know who we’re talking about? Marie teaches the practice of clearing sentimental...

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ACTIVATING OUR MINDS #4
By: Anna Callaghan-Leonard

These are three of the many stories from across the world that have activated our minds and informed our work this week.

Let Children Get Bored Again
Our team were at TEDx Manchester this weekend and this topic sparked a lot of conversations in the studio.
These days we have a constant influx of stimulus that distracts us from tedium....

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ACTIVATING OUR MINDS #3
By: Jess Hutchinson

These are three of the many stories from across the world that have activated our minds and informed our work this week.

The Design School of The Future
What happens when creativity and technology collide? Innovation. We love The RCA’s approach of integrating more science and technology within its curriculum to help the next generation of designers solve the problems...

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Activating Our Minds #2
By: Chris Teague

These are three of the many stories from across the world that have activated our minds and informed our work this week.

What the Fyre Festival Documentary Revealed About Millennials
There has been a lot written & said about the challenge of engaging millennials in the workplace. Despite being a fiasco, the Fyre Festival demonstrates three themes and a value...

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Activating Our Minds #1
By: Chris Teague

These are three of the many stories from across the world that have activated our minds and informed our work this week.

The invention that helped me write again
Not only is this story inspiring it’s particularly timely as we’re working on an activation brief for a Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment. This is innovation at its best; adding value and literally...

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The award season
By: Chris Teague

The award season came to a close this week and wrapped up another very successful year for Rapport - The People Activation Agency. On Tues we were awarded the 'Agency of The Year' title by The Drum UK Event Awards. We were also recognised by the judges for our 'One With The Power To Shape The Future' activation for Boehringer...

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How we used real customer stories to help TalkTalk reconnect employees to their purpose.
By: Natalie English

Through providing simple, affordable, reliable and fair connectivity for everyone, TalkTalk employees are impacting the lives of people, businesses and communities all across the UK.
So when TalkTalk asked for our help in reconnecting employees with their purpose, we knew that we had to use real customer stories to help bring the words to life.
How did we do it?...

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Delivering Digital: How co-creation helped Fujitsu produce real solutions for real customers
By: Joe & Pippa

In September this year, we were lucky enough to work with Japanese tech giant, Fujitsu on the ‘Distinguished Engineers Conference’, an annual occasion that celebrates the top 220 engineers from within the business by awarding them FDE status.
Created back in 1988, the FDE initiative was designed to recognise and reward technical excellence from across the business. Only those who...

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Unite, Perform, Transform
By: Chris Teague

'One With The Power to Shape The Future' was a kind of annual staff conference. But it had to be much more than a conference, specifically because it was a coming together of two global businesses. As such, their values and beliefs had to be challenged and changed.
The event had three key objectives: To unite two former businesses
as...

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Co-creation at the core
By: Laura Gallagher

LV= pride themselves on being customer focused. As part of this they commissioned a research project to identify segments that truly represent the broad spectrum of customers. These segments are an invaluable insight for employees at LV= to help the company deliver the vision to be “Britains best loved insurer”. It was our challenge to take this research and present...

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Where The Agile Things Are
By: Natalie English

We were lucky enough to collaborate with Janssen, a pharmaceutical company, on a 'Where The Wild Things Are' themed event at Amsterdam Zoo. Janssen wanted to recognise and empower employees, and asked for our help to bring an agile workshop to life.
The Brief
The workshop needed to be fun, engaging and provide networking opportunities, whilst also educate delegates on...

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TalkTalk Consumer ReBrand
By: Laura Gallagher

As well as recently launching our own rebrand, we’ve been supporting TalkTalk on launching their new consumer brand to all employees, ensuring they all become brand advocates.
TalkTalk’s is on a journey to change their brand reputation from Cheap Challenger to the Smart Choice Quadplay provider. Not only had the much publicised cyber-attack of 2015 undermined trust in TalkTalk but...

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Announcement
By: Russell Oakley

Rapport Events rebrands to become world’s first “People Activation Agency”.
Manchester. 04 October 2016: Award winning Manchester based agency Rapport Events has today re-branded as Rapport: The People Activation Agency in a move that will see it diversify it’s offering to include all aspects of Employee Engagement and Internal Communications.
The agency, who’s clients include Talk Talk, Müller, Purina and...

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