Category: Public Relations

How to network in a new country

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Networking isn’t everyone’s strong point. Even as a confident – if not reluctant – networker myself, starting over to build a network in a new country was daunting for me. But I’ve been in New Zealand almost 7 months now and I’m

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Get your skates on, Prime Minister

The dust has barely settled upon the election, but the new Government’s legislative plans show that it is already running out of time. By Leon Cook Skating on thin ice Stalwart Labour MP and long-serving maverick Dennis Skinner’s traditional jibe

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Aesop-esque Fables:  A Tale of Three Leaders

Once there were three leaders. One was named Nicola, and she ruled a land in the north. In the year two thousand and fifteen Nicola faced a great contest, in a faraway place called Westminster. Are you sitting comfortably? Then

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‘Learn your lines, speak them clearly & try not to fall over the furniture.’ Reflections on media interviews during GE2017

The General Election 2017 gave politicians 8 weeks to persuade us why we should vote for them. Without doubt politicians understand the principle of engaging with the electorate and the media interview as a means of achieving that, but if

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Analysis spotlights need for greater public engagement in creative process

New research published by Ketchum in conjunction with Fast Company is a klaxon for dissent and diversity as part of the creative process in public relations. The European Referendum and US election spotlighted a failure by marketing, public affairs, and public

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Where have all the ‘grey hairs’ gone?

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It was interesting to hear Katie Perrior’s views of her time as No10 Comms Director. But the thing which caught my ear was her critique of the make-up of the Prime Minister’s inner circle. Perrior told the BBC: “Being in

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Forget video or blogging if you want to reach business leaders

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Business leaders are busy people. All those individuals in the “C-Suite” have plenty to do. So you would imagine that in order to provide them with insights to help them improve their aspect of business they would want something “snappy”.

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Public affairs and a minority government

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With the dust settling on the General Election and with everyone starting to get used to the idea of the Conservatives operating as a minority government, it is time to think about how public affairs should operate. What is the

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Top tips for tip top presentations

by Dannie-Lu Carr Let’s be clear from the beginning: there is no one way to present. We all have unique strengths and personalities. Knowing what these are is essential to laying a strong foundation for your taking of the stage.

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The first question of change management – Why?

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When you want to drive change in your organisation – or be the implementer of the change effort – you need to do a lot of research and groundwork first. Don’t assume that just because your workforce is IT savvy

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