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And Now For Something Completely Different…
While other companies are reeling in costs and letting people go, one PR consultancy in the Manchester is bucking all trends by investing not only in additional people, but also in a complete overhaul of its brand, marketing material and website.
Named ‘Best PR Consultancy in the North West’ earlier this year, Tangerine PR – based in Manchester – is seeing the credit crunch as an opportunity, as well as a challenge, and has moved its own image up another gear in order to continue to stand out in an increasingly quiet marketplace.
Group MD of Mancheser based Tangerine, Sandy Lindsay, explains: “I sat down with the full team earlier this year, when the market tightened and offered them two options: consolidation and caution or continued confidence and growth, and the response, without hesitation, was the latter. So we decided there and then to press ahead with our plans to refresh our Tangerine Public Relations’ branding and completely revisit our marketing and digital marketing presence at http://www.tangerinepr.com.
“We appointed Crab Creative as we wanted something entirely different to anything else in the marketplace. We felt if we were going to do it, we should do it properly and we had heard superb things about Crab’s outstanding creativity. Our brief to them was to simply refresh the Tangerine Group branding but as far as the website was concerned we asked for something unique – something no-one had ever seen before and the team at Crab has definitely delivered.”
On appointment, Crab conducted research to get a feel for what made Tangerine PR different; “We spoke to every member of staff, individually and in workshops and also interviewed Tangerine PR clients and contacts,” explained Costa Michalia, creative director, Crab Creative. “And there were two things that came across very clearly – Tangerine PR was described by clients and staff alike as being ‘..a breath of fresh air’ to work with.
“Secondly we were impressed with the quality of consultant we met at Tangerine PR and quickly realised that Tangerine is as good as it is because it has great people who fully believe in the business vision.”
From this research Crab gave Tangerine the strapline: ‘…a breath of fresh air’ and created a website that is truly unique; “I must admit, I was a little dubious about having a ‘strapline’
“And, while we actually briefed Crab to give us a unique website, I am staggered that they’ve actually managed to do it! It not only stands out within the agency world, but across the board and it totally represents what we’re about – our people.”
Tangerine PR has also invested in three new people in the last two months (two executives and a manager) to continue to grow its Manchester based public relations team.
“The world’s leading businessman, Warren Buffet, is quoted as saying; ‘When the tide goes out, it’s easy to see who’s swimming naked,” concludes Lindsay. “And we’re hoping to show everyone that we’re fully clothed, both at low and high tide!”
Founded in 2002, Tangerine PR is based in Castlefield, Manchester and has a base in central London.
With an array of B2B and B2C clients in its portfolio, Tangerine PR’s 25-strong team works across a number of industry sectors with national UK and regional campaigns.
The consultancy offers Public Relations, Public Affairs Consultancy and events management as well as digital PR services.
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Award winning Manchester based PR consultancy assisting both B2C and B2B clients throughout the UK. Also offering Event Management, Crisis Management, Public Affairs, Digital Public Relations and Coaching services. Visit the website online at http://www.tangerinepr.com