Category: Public Relations

Four practical ways to support public relations students

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The relationship between teaching and working should be a two way street. In public relations we’ve work to do.   If you’re a public relations practitioner and you want to help improve the relationship between theory and practice I’ve four

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Language, confidence and self-belief  – the path to the boardroom 

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I had to pull myself up for how my language was impacting on people earlier this week. The words were unwittingly creating an unhelpful impression and I suddenly started to see the impact it was having. Today I was working

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Countdown to #Insidestory Awards – hear from one of last year’s winners

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As we count down to this year’s #insidestory awards party, we hear from one of last year’s winners, John Townsend, as to why it meant so much to him to take the Clare Latham award in 2016… over to John…

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#CareerWins: get the knowledge, skills and connections to expand your agency

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An interview with Amanda Brooks Chart.PR, MCIPR, Dip.CIPR Going solo in public relations is never an easy call, even for the most experienced professionals. According to Bloomberg, eight of ten new businesses fail within the first 18 months. From the practical

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PR for SMEs and fast-growth companies

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I was invited to take part in the latest of Cision’s webinars today, which was on PR for SMEs. It was really enjoyable, and there were some great questions afterwards. We covered a lot of areas, including: what startups, SMEs

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Super Bowl adverts, value and the role of PR

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Last weekend saw an international artist leaping off a stadium, pyrotechnics accompanied with all manner of innovative choreography; and oh yes two teams vying for the Super Bowl trophy. However in addition to Lady Gaga’s spectacular performance it was the

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Internal comms and crisis management in Oman

CIPR President Jason MacKenzie addressed around 100 PR and communication practitioners who had come to together in Muscat, Oman this week for two days of workshops on internal communication, crisis management and modern PR. The workshops were led by one

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Are news releases losing their SEO value?

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When we’re putting out company news, it’s a relatively common refrain to hear someone in the process ask whether or not the news should be distributed on a newswire or placed on the website simply for the SEO value. In

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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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NEWS FLASH: Fake news at the Parish pump… and what comms and PR people need to do about it

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You need to think about fake news. Not the click-bait churned out by Moldovan teenagers in their bedrooms but the stuff on your neighbourhood Facebook group or page and newspaper comments page. Around the village, estate, town or city where

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