Blue Monday

Plan to Beat the January Blues This Year

With January, and 2023, already well underway you’re probably already making plans for the most successful year you’ve ever had – right?

For some, the third Monday of a new year is not a cause for celebration and optimism but rather one of sadness and a feeling of being ‘blue.’ Blue Monday was a concept created in 2005 by a travel company, citing that the weather conditions, the distance from Christmas and the mounting bills from the big day all combine to create a feeling of helplessness and sadness – not sure how booking a holiday would help that… but anyway.

Here at ‘RDZ Towers’ we’re aiming to prove that ‘Blue Monday’ can be ‘You Monday’ where you focus on;

  • The goals you’ve already made
  • Your plans for success throughout the coming year

Our focus is on Strategy, Creativity and Results and we help people shape the future of their businesses so that they can promote themselves in the best possible way.

Where a lot of businesses succeed is through their ability to draw up a strategy, so they can plan their activity for the coming year, making the most of all available opportunities. We, as PR pros, can then help you maximise engagement with your potential clients.

We work with entrepreneurs, fast-growth organisations and ambitious family businesses offering a personalised service that is tailor made to suit you and your requirements. How do we do this? Through two phases – planning and implementation. We take all of your plans, ambitions and dreams into account before we get to work and execute it to perfection.

So, if you’re still feeling down then let us lift you up and get your 2023 off to the best possible start so you can look forward with optimism, with a clear goal and plan on how you’re going to achieve it. We can then help to create content that cements you as industry thought leaders and get it out to an appreciative audience as quickly, and effectively, as possible.

Blue Monday may be a concept, but typically January is where some of the best plans are made. Get in touch with us today and see how working with RDZ PR can help elevate you and your business above your competition and make this year your best one yet!

Don’t be beaten by ‘Blue Monday’. Instead use it as a catalyst to get going as opposed to a reason to slow down. Make sure you see it as a reason to start a project and not an excuse. Your next step is right in front of you – get in touch with us today and see how we can help.

On a serious note, mental health is not a subject to hide away from and it’s one that we whole heartedly support. If you or someone you know is struggling at this time of year then please support the Samaritans and their aptly named ‘Brew Monday.’ Pop the kettle on and get chatting. We’re also great listeners.

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Rachel Hargrave

Rachel has over 30 years of local, regional, national and international communications experience and expertise across a wide variety of clients including FTSE 100 companies, SMEs, micro businesses and start-ups. She also has extensive charity, Not-For-Profit and Community Interest Company experience and happily offers clients working in these areas a 50% discount on all RDZ PR rates.

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Sangeeta Patel, Joint CEO, Reaching People

Rachel provided us with a day of free support in association with the LLEP programme. Despite it being ‘free’ Rachels support was professional and dedicated. We received a full day of practical support including a discussion to fully understand our organisation, an assessment of our need, the production of a communications and marketing plan that was realistic, manageable and practical aimed at helping us move ahead on the communications front and, ultimately, with our organisational objectives. Rachel achieved so much in the time she had including writing and issuing a press release that appeared in the Leicester Mercury, wording for our website homepage and a letter to go with our membership pack. She also shared her hints and tips about social media, her press contacts and she connected me with a potential Reaching People member! In all it was an invaluable experience. Thank you, Rachel for giving up your time to help us.

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I was introduced to Rachel by an executive coach. My requirements were to provide quality, simple to understand content to engage with my target market and generate new customer enquiries in health and wellbeing. From my first discussion with Rachel, it was clear that she had the skills and empathy to provide a service to support the growth of my business. Rachel’s content writing and editing is very effective and her diligence ensures the right message is articulated. It is no surprise to me she has a strong track record of helping entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes support their growth. Aside from her professional competencies, Rachel genuinely cares about people and working with her allows you to focus on your core business. For those who are new to building their own business or employed by a large corporate, you will get value and authenticity from Rachel’s content and PR services.

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I met with Rachel and was instantly impressed with her warmth, enthusiasm and ability to understand the key issues being faced. She took time to clarity objectives and the key tasks required. A quick study she was able to pinpoint the brand tone of voice accurately. Rachel’s’ copy writing skills have been excellent. She has written for my business website, advertorial pages in lifestyle magazine and has also written first class responses to awards entries which are curtailed in length. Rachel is just really, really good!

Victoria Curtis, Company Secretary, Mono Roofing Ltd

Rachel came to provide our company with an appraisal for the company PR, and we learnt an awful lot! Rachel taught us how to make the most of our marketing and advertising and how to make it work for us, to get the client’s we really want. Rachel has provided our company with a plan to follow, and we are gradually implementing these procedures, and we know that in doing so, it will really raise the profile of our company and get us the work we want. I would definitely recommend Rachel to manage your company’s PR.

Trusha Lakhani, MD, Great Business Matters t/a Trusha Lakhani

Rachel Hargrave is one of the best PR experts that I have met. She not only understands the best awards for her clients but also how to make the most of the opportunity for the client’s personality. Put simply Rachel gets people. She understands her clients and their goals and is with you all the way. I highly recommend Rachel Hargrave and The Awards people and RDZ PR.

Paul Gerrard, MD, Gerrard Cranes

Rachel and I met yesterday to discuss my existing marketing and options for how we can improve and develop the strategy for my business. It’s very clear that Rachel has vast amounts of experience, knowledge, ability and some great contacts to achieve some amazing results. If you need some professional guidance with PR/awards/marketing then I’d highly recommend you get in touch with Rachel and see how she can help you out.

Victoria Beale, CEO, Business Live Global

I’ve worked with Rachel for the past ten years on a variety of client projects and for my business also and the service we have received has been second to none, consistent and most importantly delivers RESULTS. I would have no hesitation recommending RDZ PR to my customers and Business Live Network. Thanks Rach! Here’s to another ten years and more!

Mark Esho MBE, Easy Internet Services, Easy Internet Solutions, Dreme, Access Rating CIC

Thanks for all the hard work you put into the PR work for our companies and subsequently the business award submissions. You made the whole process stress-free, and the quality of the submissions have resulted in the receipt of multiple business awards. Great work, Rachel.