Category: CIPR

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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The value of membership

By Donna Castle Chart.PR MCIPR I was recently asked by CIPR to explain why I am a member in around 30 words. It sounded easy but I’ve been a member for almost all of my adult life and my membership

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The post-truth world, the public sphere and public relations

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Later this month I’ll be taking part in the European Communications Convention in Munich.  The somewhat ambiguous title for this gathering is ‘You (won’t) get far by lying’, and delegates from all over Europe will be discussing topics including fake

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‘The freedom to learn what I wanted to learn’

Katie Marlow, Director at Little Bird Communication, speaks about the benefit of CIPR membership. What has CIPR membership given you throughout your career? I’ve been a member since I was a student studying PR at Bournemouth University. For my first

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