About Influence

Influence is powered by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and aims to consolidate all the best blogs about communications from across the web via one easy-to-consume website.

Influence couldn’t exist without its contributors – who we’d like to thank for either syndicating their existing blogs or write exclusively for the site.

The content of contributors’ blog posts does not necessarily reflect the CIPR’s views, nor does it mean the CIPR promotes or endorses the opinion of an individual contributor.

We also have a few ground rules to ensure Influence works as well as possible.

  • Do not use swearing or strong language
  • Do not create topics or posts that criticise, bully or insult others, and do not flame (ie, unwarranted provocation of other members) or impersonate other people if you chose to contribute content under an alter ego. If you wish to make a complaint against another member, please email us using the below address
  • Don’t post anything that could be perceived as objectionable or offensive (racist, pornographic, sexist, obscene, profane, vulgar, derogatory, hateful, or threatening)
  • Spamming is not permitted, although high use is fine as long as you are sensible
  • Do not post chain letters, solicitations, pyramid schemes or advertisements. If you wish to promote your website or others, please restrict this to a link in your profile and one relevant and interesting post accordingly
  • Do not post messages which support or condone any illegal activities
  • Do not post anything that could be considered libellous or defamatory
  • Please don’t post any copyright material (unless you hold the copyright of course). Basically, this means that posting wholesale from published books, newspapers, magazines etc. is a no no
  • Never give out personal details and never arrange to meet another member by yourself.

Please note that these rules apply to all alter ego names, images, text and links posted to Influence. If you break the rules, either intentionally or unintentionally, we will either edit or remove the offending material. Persistent or excessive misconduct may result in suspension or permanent revocation of your membership entirely at our discretion.

You can help us keep this site a friendly place by reporting abuse and spamming to influence@cipr.co.uk. And because this code of conduct can’t cover everything, we also reserve the right to remove any content or suspend your account without prior notice and at our discretion.

Thank you.