Category: Editor’s Picks

Widening the circle: What businesses can learn from Theresa May’s close advisers

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By Keith Brookbank Among the many shocking outcomes of last week’s General Election, perhaps the least surprising was the resignation of two people who were at the centre of ‘Brand Theresa May’. Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy, the Prime Minister’s co-chiefs

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The Uber problems of fast-growth startups

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By Jacqueline Purcell Chart.PR Uber’s CEO just took an indefinite leave of absence after a long string of scandals. When a company is constantly in trouble, look at the leadership. Founder and co-founder companies seem to be especially prone to instability.

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When the cameras go

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I am getting used to hearing the words ‘you must have been busy for the past three weeks’. My answer usually is to just smile or to add ‘just a little bit’. I know people are just making polite conversation

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How marketeers can combat fake news in a post-truth world

Making headlines with fake news By Annie Brafield After the word ‘post-truth’ was chosen as Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year for 2016, it comes as no surprise that the subject of fake news continues to make headlines. Articles are frequently

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Mind the PR Gap – what we can learn from each other

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By Paula Keaveney I wonder how many times we’ve all said “if only I had known that” or “if only I met that person earlier”. The fact is, we are often so busy we don’t get the chance to look around

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What the heck just happened in Scotland?

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By Carolyn Lochhead Where does one start with a Scottish analysis of GE2017? Should we focus on the wounded but still dominant SNP? The jubilant Scottish Conservatives? The convalescent Scottish Labour Party? All are interesting angles, but they’ve been covered

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Why change comms should be drawn

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How do you communicate change in your organisation? Do you use illustrations? Should you? Could you? I’ve got a guest post for you today examining this topic and providing food for thought when it comes to communicating visually. Virpi Oinonen @voinonen from

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Theresa May fails the fundamentals of basic storytelling

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Theresa May lost her UK General Election gamble because she failed the fundamentals of basic storytelling. Rather than engaging or inspiring, motivating the British electorate to support her quest for a larger parliamentary majority she achieved the opposite. Her stock,

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Client agency tensions

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By Matt Baldwin, Coast PR firms are, essentially, no different from any other professional services provider. We sell ideas, knowledge and insights, and charge based on time and perceived value. Unlike our legal or accountancy colleagues, the barriers to entry

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Could better communication improve voter turnout?

I’m interested in how organisations communicate with their audiences. It’s my job to be. And I’m interested in whether that engagement has an impact on the organisation’s success. That goes for voter turnout, too. Last month, I contacted the three

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