Category: Public Affairs

Trump’s CEOs: Why they felt having a dialogue was better than taking a moral stand

For a moment, you could hear the sighs of relief in boardrooms across America. The CEOs of blue chip firms such as General Motors, IBM, Johnson & Johnson and PepsiCo are no longer under the microscope for their response, or

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Please CEOs, do not create your own crises

Reputations take careful crating and building. Too often though it is the words or actions of senior team members that rapidly undo all the hard work. But do not assume they will know how they can inflict damage themselves. Help

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5 lessons on NHS comms strategy

Is it an art or is it a science? That seems to be the perennial question asked of corporate comms so it may be that the NHS was trying to tell us something by hosting a North East Event at

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Advice for scientists on how to write applies to politicians wanting to speak

Communicating complicated issues to a public that often has only a passing interest and via a media that loves exaggerated scares: scientists and politicians frequently face the same problems when it comes to getting information over to the public. As

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Airbus lighting runway to boardroom for Public Affairs Professionals

The announcement that CIPR member Katherine Bennett will now lead Airbus in the UK as Senior Vice President is a shot in the arm for public affairs professionals who aspire to the boardroom. By Paul Beckford By striving to become

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Winter is coming: North vs South

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There is a serious battle about to take place between the North and South of England. The cities of the North, under the new Mayors and existing leaders, are gearing up for a battle with the South (seen largely as

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PR challenges facing Vince Cable

By Paula Keaveney It is all change at the top of the Liberal Democrats, with Vince Cable replacing Tim Farron. Cable’s  position comes as a result of Farron standing down in the wake of the most recent General Election. The

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This is not the political silly season

With Parliament due to rise shortly for the Summer Recess, it is often thought that politics ‘goes quiet’ until early September. With a lack of real debate and issues to consider, the media has to find other, less important, things

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Inside the Corbyn campaign team – guest blog from Steve Howell

In his role as deputy director of strategy and comms for the Labour Party, Steve Howell played an important role in one of the most spectacular fightbacks in British political history. Ahead of speaking a CIPR Greater London Group’s #DrinknThink event,

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Building the investment case: How to get money from Government

Many projects require a government contribution but the process by which this can be secured often seems opaque. So what do you need to do to get that often elusive funding? There are always more projects around than finance available,

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