7 tips for “one of the best” webinars

Last night I watched a webinar about using LinkedIn to build your networks and business. Even though I deliver something very similar, you can always learn more. Despite having a keen interest in the subject, I nearly abandoned it after just five minutes. Why? Because the presenters went on and on ….and on about themselves …

Exploring the impact of AI on PR and discourse in the public sphere

I’m keen to start a conversation about the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in media and public relations. It’s an important issue. Content creation, media relations and planning were cited as the top three skills in public relations by practitioners in the CIPR State of the Profession survey for 2017. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already …

Time to reclassify social media platforms as publishers

The time has come to reclassify social media platforms as publishers. They must drop the pretence that they are simply platforms and channels for publishers rather than media companies themselves. The collapse in costs of generating and distributing information have brought many benefits. The social web has: Democratised communication Enabled brands to speak directly with …

Managing expectations

Across public affairs, managing expectations can be difficult but also highly necessary. Sky-high or unrealistic expectations will only lead to disappointment. They should be managed from the outset. Too often when dealing with politics there is the belief that the issue only needs to be explained to them and then their position will change. But …