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New mentoring plan launches to help PR and comms pros

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A new mentoring plan which is a blend of mentoring and development coaching, has launched to help PR and communication practitioners develop in their roles and in the industry. I’ve…

Don’t go boom and bust…

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Often over the 19+ years I have worked in public relations, I’ve advised clients not to go ‘boom’. A consistent explosion of their business or indeed them personally, regularly in…

Media training in 2020 – understanding how, when and what to say

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Media training in 2020 for spokespeople I’m currently updating my 2020 media training slides and was thinking about the changes in media, even since last year. A few things stood…

PR Strategy must be set before writing a tactical plan

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Last night I was invited to lead a conversation about PR strategy for #PowerAndInfluence, a weekly tweet chat by Ella Minty. A number of points stood out for me last night after…

If you’re leading a team, you still need to learn new skills

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PRFest kicks off in less than two weeks. Here’s why you should consider attending. At the start of PRFest in 2016, *very* senior practitioners attended, learning from other prominent industry…

The Drum PR Awards launched

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Yesterday The Drum announced its new awards for PR – The Drum PR Awards Over the last couple of months I’ve given input into The Drum PR Awards and met…

Wellbeing in PR – useful resources

National Stress Awareness Month & PR
It’s been described as an epidemic – how can we ensure wellbeing in PR is a priority? April is National Stress Awareness Month and yesterday the CIPR launched its annual…

CIPR releases State of the Profession report 2019

CIPR launches its 2019 report into the state of the profession More than a quarter (28%) of the public relations workforce are privately educated – four times the national average…

PR professionals need to be braver to be remarkable

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Be Remarkable is a campaign I started in November last year when I celebrated 10 years in business. Being remarkable is about believing in yourself. Over the last week, I’ve…

Why Fyre Festival is a case study not to copy

If you work in PR you need to watch Fyre Festival – for all sorts of reasons! I’m a bit of a binger on Netflix. I’ve probably watched most boxsets!…