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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