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A PR and marketing agency is only as good as its clients, and we’re delighted to say that in the past month we’ve taken on six new customers! The run-up to Christmas is normally a quiet time for agencies like ours as businesses put plans on hold until the New … Continue reading

We’re feeling pretty chipper after a grand night out! As well as recent award winners, we’re now record breakers too (Roy Castle would be proud!). Having generated more than £700 last year, this year’s third annual Quiz, Chips & Mushy Peas evening in aid of YMCA Lincolnshire has broken the … Continue reading

In the words of M People’s Heather Small, “What have you done today to make you feel proud?” Well Heather, we’re pleased to report that we’re celebrating two wins from the CIPR Yorkshire & Lincolnshire PRide Awards! We joined 200 of our peers for the black-tie ceremony at Aspire in … Continue reading

Tonight Kate, Jez, Sharon, Jonny, Zoe, Mike and Kerri will be donning their tuxedos and cocktail dresses for a night of celebrations at the CIPR Yorkshire & Lincolnshire PRide Awards at Aspire in Leeds. Back in July we were delighted to find out we’d been shortlisted among our peers in … Continue reading

We’re delighted to announce that Zoe Lamb has become a permanent member of the Shooting Star team! Having spent three months with us as a Rising Star intern, Zoe is now our Junior Account Executive. Back in the summer, Zoe (22) joined us fresh from the University of Lincoln, where … Continue reading

We’re pleased to announce that OrderWise has appointed Shooting Star to put together and deliver a successful PR strategy. OrderWise is a specialist stock, ordering, accounting and warehouse management software provider that has enjoyed continued growth since its formation in 1991. The company, based in Saxilby, Lincolnshire, has more than … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that our annual feast for the mind returns this year, and it’s expected to be better than ever! As part of the support for our charity of the year we organise a quiz night with a difference, and the aptly-named ‘Quiz, Chips & Mushy Peas’ … Continue reading

When posed with the question ‘What do you want to do when you’re older?’ I tend to stare dumbfounded and with a shrug of my shoulders respond, ‘I’m not too sure really.’ A phrase often politely followed up with some statement made about how young I am and that I … Continue reading

  During YMCA Lincolnshire’s fourth annual celebratory awards ceremony on Monday 28th September, we were delighted to be recognised with a Contribution to the Community award. In January 2015 we announced YMCA Lincolnshire as our charity of the year and have spent the last nine months providing PR advice and … Continue reading

This week we are welcoming our new PR Account Executive, Mike Shields to the team at Shooting Star. Having made the leap from journalism to communications and PR in the last year, Mike has previously been a subeditor, production journalist and business and lifestyle writer. Coming to us from West Lindsey … Continue reading

Lee Bierton, a journalism graduate from the University of Lincoln spent a week with us at Shooting Star, and here are some of his thoughts on transitioning from journalism to a career in PR.  Coming from a journalistic background, it has been an interesting week seeing life from the other … Continue reading

This week we’re looking forward to blowing out the candles on our ninth birthday cake! We’ve come a long way since the early days in 2006, when directors Kate Strawson and Jez Ashberry blazed a trail by setting up Lincoln’s first dedicated public relations agency. At the time, the city … Continue reading

This week we are welcoming our new Rising Star intern, Zoe Lamb, to the team at Shooting Star. Zoe is due to graduate with a degree in Marketing from the University of Lincoln next month. As part of her four-year course, she spent a year working in internal communications for … Continue reading

This week we have not one, but two Kate Strawsons in the office. To make matters ever more perplexing they both have the same middle name…ELIZABETH! After about five minutes we realised as a team that a suitable way of addressing each Kate was imperative! We trialled a numbering system … Continue reading

We’ve got a lot of experience in the childcare sector, so we’re pleased to announce that we’ve taken on another early years client this month. Fennies is an ambitious and growing nursery group with eight childcare settings in London and Surrey. This month we started working with them to provide … Continue reading

For the second year running Shooting Star is the only Lincolnshire-based PR agency to have been shortlisted in the prestigious CIPR PRide Awards. The awards are the industry’s way of recognising best practice so you can imagine how delighted we are to be through the finals in two categories: STEM … Continue reading

We’re still looking for the up-and-coming PR talent who will become our next Rising Star intern. We launched our internship scheme in 2010 and we’re now ready to take on our next intern. If you’re an outstanding graduate committed to a career in PR we want to hear from you! Our … Continue reading

With Wimbledon just around the corner, we’re looking forward to celebrating all that is great about the championship, which brings top players from around the world to the British Centre Court. In June and July we’re going to attempt to recreate the Wimbledon atmosphere right here in the centre of … Continue reading

You may have noticed some subtle changes to our brand recently. After almost nine years as Shooting Star PR we have refocused our name and visual identity to reflect the increasing amount of marketing and digital work we do. We are now called Shooting Star and our refreshed logo is … Continue reading

As PR and marketing specialists, the Shooting Star team share an appreciation for innovation and creativity, so you can imagine our delight when we were appointed by design and print firm DPS Digital to handle its PR. The business, which was originally set up in the MD’s back bedroom, is … Continue reading

There’s a new girl on the block this week as the team at Shooting Star is joined by Kerri Saxby, who is taking up the role of PR Account Manager. Having graduated from Bishop Grosseteste University, Kerri moved back to her home town of Newark where she has been working … Continue reading

It’s that time of year again when we start the search for our next Rising Star intern! So far we’ve offered two internships to promising graduates and in the autumn we’ll be taking on another. If you’re an outstanding graduate committed to a career in PR we want to hear … Continue reading

We love it when our clients get on the telly, so we were delighted when the BBC’s regional news programme Look North told us they wanted to broadcast live from an election hustings at Bishop Grosseteste University. The event was an opportunity for the city’s students to put questions to … Continue reading

Shooting Star’s Facebook and Twitter pages provided a platform for Pancake Day enthusiasts to share their talents with the world. We ran our #PimpMyPancake competition for the first time in 2014 as a way to boost engagement with our social media channels and provide pancake fun for adults and children … Continue reading

The leader of the Labour Party was in Lincoln yesterday and one of our directors Kate Strawson and Junior Account Executive Shey Osibowale had the privilege of meeting him! Ed Miliband was invited to The Showroom Conference Centre – which is run by our charity of the year, Lincolnshire YMCA … Continue reading

Celebrate Pancake Day and have half-term fun by entering our #PimpMyPancake competition to win a baking set and a secret bonus prize. We were amazed by all of the entries to last year’s #PimpMyPancake contest – so much so that we decided to run the competition again. There is no … Continue reading

It’s Charity of the Year time once again! At Shooting Star we believe in starting the New Year as you mean to go on – by giving back to the local community. Each year we provide free advice and expertise to a charity or not-for-profit organisation who would not otherwise … Continue reading

Working at Shooting Star is FUN! Want to try it? We need a talented, creative and hard-working PR Account Manager to join our growing team. If you’ve got at least three years’ experience in PR or journalism and you thrive on hard work then you could be the person we’re looking … Continue reading

We’re delighted to have added to our expanding team of marketing and PR specialists and welcome Sharon Foster to the office this month. Sharon comes to us with 13 years’ experience in marketing from a variety of industry sectors and is ready and raring for a challenge as the New … Continue reading

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