Category: Public Relations

Is your content legal? Q & A with Al Tamimi’s Fiona Robertson

There’s few people who know more about UAE’s media laws than Al Tamimi’s Fiona Robertson, who has strived to raise awareness of legislation that impacts those working in communications and marketing. I had the fortune of sitting down with Fiona,

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Why Mo Farah’s advisors are risking his long-term reputation

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Even before he competes in the 10,000m final the Athletics World Championships tonight, Mo Farah is falling behind. By Gavin Megaw One of Britain’s greatest ever athletes, Mo is what we all want Britain to represent; committed, multi-cultural and a

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Business PR VS Game of Thrones: What business can learn from Westeros

PR is coming: Seven Kingdoms, Seven Gods – and Seven PR Lessons By Stuart Milne, Holyrood PR Blockbuster TV show Game of Thrones, has just come screaming back onto UK screens with all the blood, gore and sex that we’ve come

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Because working in communications isn’t just a job

Earlier this year I set up my own consultancy and I honestly don’t think I would have had the confidence to do so without first investing in my professional development. Since joining the CIPR in 2012, I’ve been a huge

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Anthony Scaramucci demonstrates how not to be interviewed on national TV

In our time conducting media training for national broadcasters, we thought we’d encountered every possible type of personality and demeanour. We’ve never seen anyone quite like ‘The Mooch’. By Alex Hesketh, Shout! Communications In just 10 days he’s whipped up

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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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Kevin Myers and Basil Clarke

By Richard Evans The biggest media story of the weekend was the Sunday Times column written by columnist Kevin Myers, which News UK has admitted contained “unacceptable comments both to Jewish people and to women in the workplace”. The Sunday Times

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3 ways you can be your own newspaper picture editor

Just last week while delivering training something struck me that had been right under my nose. You do not need a picture editor on the internet. The thought had never occurred to me before. A picture editor when I was

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5 Top Tips for Effective Media Relations

The media might be vast and ever changing but the fundamentals are the same as ever. Success depends on strong relationships and you shouldn’t rely on email distribution lists and cold calls. Colin Kelly shares some thoughts…  Think before you

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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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