The corporate team’s Ed Smith and Emma Davy were busy handling media activity around the launch of accountancy firm BDO LLP’s annual FraudTrack report, which collates data from all reported fraud cases valued at over £50,000 over the past year. The report provided an interesting insight into how fraud has been impacted by the current economic climate. With reported fraud figures at a record £2.1bn, Simon Bevan, BDO’s head of fraud services team had a busy day - dividing his time been broadcast interviews (BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, BBC Radio 5’s Wake Up to Money and BBC News TV) and providing comment for national newspapers such as the Financial Times and Daily Telegraph.
The end of January saw the music industry flock to Cannes to showcase their wares at ‘the world’s largest trade fair for the music industry’, MIDEM. It was here that MXP4 launched to great acclaim its latest edition to its interactive music Facebook game suit, Bopler TapTour. Fancy touring the world to tracks by LMFAO, David Guetta, Fall Out Boy and Robbie Williams? Then have a go here: http://www.facebook.com/BoplerGames.
In his recent article in the November edition of Caring UK, Shimon Cohen encourages the Caring Sector to start promoting the positive aspects of its industry.
In the latest edition of the Jewish Chronicle, Chairman of The PR Office, Shimon Cohen, explores the impact of the current economic climate on charitable giving and how charities can best succeed in the future. Will smaller charities survive? Read the article ‘Charities will adapt or die’ here http://bit.ly/q6BwBf
World Jewish Relief’s online giving website Wjrapped Up has been shortlisted for a Charity Times Award for ‘Best Use of the Web’. The first online gift website for the Jewish community launched in March 2011 has already raised over £2000. Gifts cover the whole breadth of the charity’s work in 22 countries, including ‘access to clean water for victims of disasters’ and ‘mobile health clinic access’. To purchase a gift or make a donation go to http://bit.ly/p3d44z