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Communication and media response to the Westminster attack

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Best practice communication was critical to allaying fear in the immediate response to the Westminster attacks but sensationalist media coverage needs to be challenged. Public relations students at Newcastle University are studying crisis communications this semester. They’ve had several sessions

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Should you stop advertising on Google?

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Dozens of brands and leading advertisers have pulled their advertising from Google in an argument about how the search engine giant monitors its own systems. The major move away from Google follows an investigation by The Times newspaper which has

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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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In 2017 we simply shouldn’t need to discuss the gender pay gap

By Mary Whenman, President, Women in PR Two years ago, in 2015 McKinsey proved the economic case for diversity by showing that companies with more women at the top, outperform others by 15%. Other research conducted by EY with the

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Top 5 CEO public affairs mistakes

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Leaders do not often suffer from a lack of self-confidence. Important in some leadership settings, that same trait can often lead to political and public affairs mistakes. Even very recent history is littered with the mistakes made by leaders whether

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Are brands inherently political?

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Last week, Mark Zuckerberg published his ‘Building Global Community’ open letter – or, as the BBC called it – his “manifesto to re-boot globalisation”. At first glance, it may seem hypocritical for the man who says he isn’t interested in

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What would you lose if your Google account was deleted? It happened to me

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Dealing with the Byzantine machinery of a government department or large multinationals can be dispiriting. We’ve all had more than our fair share of waiting on hold and filling in forms. Google, long-known as an innovator, has taken this to

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Post-truth and new horizons for corp comms

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By Tessa Curtis, Principal & Director, Tessa Curtis Associates An extraordinary woman died recently, aged 106, called Brunhilde Pomsel. Once secretary to Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda chief, she was remarkable not just for surviving the horrors of the era but also

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History is watching: How are you advising your management team?

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If the role of the public relations adviser is to be the eyes, ears and conscience of an organisation, how are you advising your management team? Public relations is a management discipline and rapid change within the political world is

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Working in a hall of mirrors – perception, reality & image building

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We advocate globalisation, yet we prefer nationalism. We are vocal supporters of entrepreneurs and private enterprise, yet we vehemently complain when others become too rich. We believe in democracy and the right of free speech, yet we easily get appalled

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