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Freya Ward Named South East Regional Apprentice of the Year 2015

22nd Oct 2015 • Leave a comment

We are delighted to announce that Freya was named the South East Intermediate Apprentice of the Year, at last night’s awards ceremony in London. The National Apprenticeship Awards recognises the achievements of outstanding apprentices and the companies that employ them, and we’re thrilled that Freya has been selected out of 12,000 applicants, and recognised for…

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Freya Ward Selected as a Finalist for the South East Intermediate Apprentice of the Year Award

25th Aug 2015 • Leave a comment

Freya was recently selected to go through to the next stage of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2015, and we’re delighted that she has now been selected as one of the South East region finalists. The National Apprenticeship Awards recognises the achievements of extraordinary apprentices and the businesses that employ them, and we’re thrilled that Freya…

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Napier Continues to Grow the Team With the Appointment of Sophie Thomas as Account Manager

21st Aug 2015 • Leave a comment

Great news! Due to an expanding client base, Napier continues to grow the team with the appointment of Sophie Thomas as account manager. Sophie brings a wealth of social media and email marketing knowledge to Napier, in addition to her outstanding writing skills. She will provide strategic direction and campaign execution for a range of…

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Napier Grows the Team with Appointment of Zeenat Turner as Senior Account Manager

10th Aug 2015 • Leave a comment

Napier continues to expand its team with the recent hire of Zeenat Turner as senior account manager. Zeenat has over twenty years’ experience of delivering traditional and digital marketing campaigns across several industries, in both agency and client-side roles. Throughout her career, Zeenat has developed a broad base of skills, spanning most facets of marketing,…

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Napier’s Recent Apprentice Gets Through First Stage of the National Apprenticeship Awards

29th Jul 2015 • Leave a comment

Great news, our recent apprentice Freya Ward has been selected as one of the few applicants to go through to the next stage of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2015. If Freya is successful in this stage, she will become a regional finalist for the South East. Following the successful completion of her apprenticeship earlier this…

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Half Way There!

23rd Jul 2015 • Leave a comment

7 months in and it just keeps getting more and more interesting! I’ve definitely become a lot more involved in client work, and have been absorbing as much knowledge as I can. Prior to starting Napier, I thought a lot about how I learn best, and whether or not I would benefit more from going…

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Webinar: Find out how apprenticeships have become a key part of our recruitment strategy

20th Jul 2015 • Leave a comment

Following on from our successful presentation at the FSB’s Apprentice Event back in May, Mike and I were invited to share our apprentice journey with companies that are considering recruiting a marketing apprentice, in a webinar for Apprenticemakers, a company that works with the National Apprenticeship Service to support existing and budding apprentice employers. We…

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Napier Appoints Recent Apprentice as Marketing Specialist

15th Jul 2015 • Leave a comment

Great news at Napier! Following a successful apprenticeship, Freya Ward has been promoted to marketing specialist, and has joined the team on a permanent basis. Since starting Napier’s apprenticeship programme in July 2014, Freya has brought bags of enthusiasm and fresh new ideas to the team, and has gained practical industry experience whilst working towards…

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Apprentice To Marketing Specialist: Onto The Next Chapter

15th Jun 2015 • Leave a comment

As my apprenticeship comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on the last year and just how far I have come. It is crazy to think that this time last year I was wondering how I was going to get my foot in the door in PR and marketing. I now have a job…

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Napier Accepts Invitation to Present at the FSB’s Apprenticeship Event

20th May 2015 • Leave a comment

As a supporter of apprenticeships in the PR and marketing industry, we were pleased to accept an invitation from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) to present at their recent event, aimed at encouraging local businesses to recruit apprentices. Both our MD, Mike Maynard, and one of our current apprentices, Freya Ward, presented at the…

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Anritsu Appoints Napier to Increase European Presence

5th May 2015 • Leave a comment

Napier has been selected by Japanese test and measurement solutions manufacturer Anritsu, to increase the company’s presence in the European media. Napier was selected as a result of their experience and expertise in the electronics industry, and will deliver a pan-European PR campaign to raise awareness of the company and its solutions across Europe.

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Napier Ranked 11th in B2B Marketing’s PR Agency League Table

25th Mar 2015 • Leave a comment

Congratulations to everyone at Napier: we’ve been listed at number 11 in B2B Marketing’s Top PR agency league table. We’ve had a great year, having expanded both our client base and our team, and it’s really great to be recognised as one of the leading European PR agencies.

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Napier Grows the Team to Support Expanding Client Base

23rd Mar 2015 • Leave a comment

Due to an expanding client base, Napier has appointed Janice Ashton as senior account manager. Janice has held a number of business-to-business PR and marketing roles within the technology industry, from managing the European marcom activities for International Rectifier, to rolling out direct and indirect marketing programmes for Help Desk and Infrastructure Management software organisations…

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Experiencing the other side of Napier: Life as a Napier Intern

19th Mar 2015 • Leave a comment

Time really does fly when you’re having fun! I can’t believe I’ve now been interning one day a week at Napier for over four months! In my time here, I’ve been helping the Napier team with several little (and sometimes big) tasks, and it’s been really insightful to have spent some of my time here…

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My First Three Months as a Napier Apprentice

19th Feb 2015 • Leave a comment

It’s crazy to think that I’ve now been at Napier for a quarter of a year! How quickly the time goes. It seems like only the other day I was walking around the office with a little notepad asking how people like there tea! Of course I know it off by heart now… So far…

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Legal exams, direct marketing & mint matchmakers

11th Dec 2014 • Leave a comment

Great news, I passed my Unit 2 exam! Unit 2 was based on Legal, Regulatory and ethical requirements in marketing. Alongside my weekly three-hour lecture at Chichester College, I have also been studying direct marketing for my work based assessment. Direct marketing is a key part of my role at Napier. Recently I have focused…

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Our new apprentice – Bryn

11th Dec 2014 • Leave a comment

Hi, I’m Bryn Rainford. I’m Napier’s newest recruit and second apprentice, joining the company on 8th December. I wanted to take this opportunity to briefly introduce myself. With my Welsh blood, you’d never guess with a name like Bryn, I’m into rugby and have been playing for my local team since I was 10. I…

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Returning to Napier for round 2…

10th Nov 2014 • Leave a comment

Hi, I’m Chloe Attwood, now a third year student at Southampton Solent University studying BA (Hons) Public Relations and Communication. During the very long summer break us PR students get, we are required to complete 2 two week industry placements. I knew I wanted to work at a B2B PR agency and when Mike Maynard,…

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Complex tea rounds, 32-bit microcontrollers & meticulous research: life as Napier’s first apprentice

24th Oct 2014 • Leave a comment

Where have the last 3 months gone? Coming from a consumer background with very little knowledge of B2B marketing has been a challenge. My everyday tasks used to be running weekly competitions via social media, focusing on rebooks and analysing client retention, now I am happily talking about 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers! From my…

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Napier wins Imagination Technologies campaign

1st Oct 2014 • Leave a comment

Napier is delighted to announce our newest client Imagination Technologies.  Imagination is a British company and is one of the world’s leading providers of semiconductor IP, including MIPS processors, PowerVR for graphics and Pure digital radio technology. Napier will be working with Imagination to increase their brand awareness in the UK and Europe. Napier was selected…

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Napier launches marketing apprenticeship programme

19th Aug 2014 • Leave a comment

Napier continues to  grow the team with their recent appointment of Freya Ward as the company’s first marketing apprentice. The apprenticeship programme will enable Freya to gain practical industry experience, whilst working towards a Level 2 NVQ certificate in Marketing at Chichester College. The decision to implement an apprenticeship scheme at Napier follows the continued…

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SciVisum Appoints Napier to Drive Brand Awareness

18th Aug 2014 • Leave a comment

Website performance monitoring and app testing service provider SciVisum, has appointed Napier to drive the company’s brand awareness across the UK. Napier will deliver a PR and content marketing campaign to raise awareness of the company’s solutions that enable leading websites, across a variety of different markets, to ensure that their systems operate reliably and…

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Napier Grows the Team with Two New Hires

4th Jun 2014 • Leave a comment

  Napier continues to expand its team by appointing Mike Flower as senior account manager and Chloe Attwood as a PR intern. Both Mike and Chloe join Napier at a time of growth for the company, which has won four new clients in the IT and Electronics industries since the beginning of the year. Mike…

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Napier named as finalist in UK Digital Experience Awards 2014

21st Apr 2014 • Leave a comment

Congratulations to the whole team at Napier – we’ve just been named as a finalist in the UK Digital Experience Awards 2014 in the “Best B2B Application or Solution” category for the site we built for our client PRQA. We’re looking forward to the awards dinner on 9th July – wish us luck!

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The importance of insight for B2B tech PR campaigns

30th Mar 2014 • Leave a comment

A couple of months ago, PR Week published an article written by Mike about the importance of insight in campaigns. Digital marketing tools provide marketers with unprecedented amounts of data, yet many marketers fail to convert this into insights that can inform and improve their campaigns. In the article, Mike highlights some of the failures…

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