Category: CIPR

Introducing #SummerofCPD ‘seventeen

The #SummerofCPD is back for 2017, with better learning content and bigger rewards than ever before. For the third successive year, our campaign will spotlight the importance of continuing learning and encourage PR practitioners to invest their summer downtime in

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Experience Happens: Design What You Want People to Feel

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  “Experience” is one of those words that is both aspirational while also meaning something uniquely different to each person who uses the word. No matter who you define it, the important thing to remember is that experiences lie in

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Confessions of a public relations industry award judge

I’ve been judging industry awards. It’s good to have see what other agencies and organisations are up to. Here are 21 insights that may prove useful if you’re looking to win an accolade for your public relations work. #1 Proofing

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Experts, egg plants, Botox and philosophy – Q2 Influence out this week

There aren’t many words on the cover of this month’s edition of Influence – but, as Durex’s safe sex campaign shows, an emoji can paint a thousand words. Deputy Editor Gabrielle Lane goes behind the scenes of a campaign that

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Engaging volunteers is key to organisational success

Last April at a CIPR Council meeting, I was given approval to progress with research amongst the 300 volunteers who work year-round to assist the CIPR in its purpose and objectives, to advance professionalism in public relations by making its

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Hitting new career heights – #CareerWins with HMRC’s Michelle Coulthard

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HMRC hit the headlines again this week after the offices of Newcastle United and West Ham United football clubs were raided, following investigations into the clubs’ transfer dealings. Increasing demand for business transparency means tax is never far from the

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‘We can never be sure of when tragedy will strike’

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For more than 50 years, iprovision has supported CIPR members and their families who have hit hard times – whether through illness, disability or unemployment. Our members are often unaware of the vital work undertaken by the charity. Last year,

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Understanding, knowledge and problem solving 

Earlier this month I blogged about the importance of speaking to customers and service users (Get out and listen). I am still doing that and finding it one of the most useful things I have done. But there has been

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The power of positive messaging

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Being a fat flubberwubber I’ve never been good at balls games, particularly squash and tennis. I’m always the player puffing sweatily up and down, frantically trying to field balls sent every which way by my smug opponent nonchalantly controlling the

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Transcending comms in post-conflict Belfast – #CareerWins with Michelle Canning

‘Peace walls’ are a vivid reminder of the troubles that have affected Northern Ireland in recent decades. Established in the 1970s, they were built in Belfast, Derry and elsewhere, segregating communities during a bitter conflict. Many of those communities remain

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