What's happening?

We are based in the lovely county of Shropshire and although we work with clients in a wide range of surrounding counties, and virtually with businesses across the UK, we love where we live and love to shout about it.

Shouting about things is really our bag so this is the page where we tell you what our clients have been up to, what's happening in Shropshire, what's happening with J&PR - and of course our advice and tips!

by Rhea Alton
We’ve all gone a bit digital mad during the Coronavirus pandemic, haven’t we? From attending Zoom quizzes and industry-based webinars to watching our very own Si host Tiny Towers concerts via Facebook Live every Saturday – we’ve relied heavily on being ‘virtually social’ over the past few months. List virtual events for free No matter which virtual event you’re hosting, […]
by Sophie Coombs
What a whirlwind the past two months have been. We are so pleased that the team and our clients have kept healthy and safe during this difficult period, but unfortunately, it has meant there have been some event casualties. As you well know, J&PR loves the event season and love working with a number of organisers of regional shows. From […]
by Sophie Coombs
As business owners, and as parents and home-workers, we have had quite a few things thrown at us over the last few weeks when it comes to technology – and there is no end in sight as yet… A couple of the latest announcements from the social side of things have come in the form of the new Facebook Messenger […]
Facebook’s Sweet 16
20 May 2020
by Sophie Coombs
We have asked our digital apprentice Sophie Coombs to have a look at the journey of Facebook.     Oh how it’s grown up! Oh how I’ve grown up with Facebook! In almost every sense of the word, Facebook is THE biggest of the ‘famous four’ social networking sites (the others being Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn). With over 2.4 […]
by Sophie Coombs
The wonderful Fliss from J&PR has written a poem about the current situation. It’s so beautiful that we just had to share: Together, Two Metres Apart It arrived, quietly, in the blink of an eye Swirling lives round like a Van Gogh sky A new world with fighting for toilet roll Where stores hired staff for crowd control But the […]
by Sophie Coombs
We are very much in unknown territory with the COVID-19 outbreak, with businesses closing their doors temporarily or drastically changing their working days to prioritise the safety of their staff.  With the general public being advised to stay indoors by the government, many companies have dropped their current marketing campaigns until normality is resumed. The key question we have been […]
by Sophie Coombs
  How do you feel about reading or watching the news at the moment?  Want to see enough about the spread of coronavirus and its implications to understand what’s happening – but, for your own sanity, balance the often hard-to-hear reports with news of how people are battling it with kindness, courage and humour – those stories that restore your […]
by Sophie Coombs
By Digital Marketing Apprentice Sophie Coombs   It has most definitely been an odd and challenging time for all of us over the past few weeks.  We are sure that in weeks, months and years to come we will have learned a lot from the Coronavirus pandemic, but one thing many of our clients learned (almost instantly) was that internal […]
by Jan Minihane
What has the J&PR team been up to during recent times when businesses across Shropshire have been hit by floods? We’ve been rather busy unsurprisingly … Communication is key You will have realised throughout the last few weeks communication has been vital. Whether you are the leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, a specialist from the Environment Agency, the […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Have you got your tickets yet? We are really excited about seeing comedian Geoff Norcott at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn later this month. His show, Taking Liberties, will take place on March 25 at 8pm. Winner of Best Comedy at the BBC Radio and Music Awards, Geoff is known for his blunt and honest comedy routine. He has appeared frequently on […]