Tips on merging with or acquiring another PR agency

By Jessica Nugent, Merging or acquiring another agency can be a daunting prospect, but with the right approach difficulties can be minimised.  With careful planning at an early stage and good professional advisers it is possible to limit commercial risks and the impact on your own valuable time.  Here are my top-line considerations if you …

Communication Overload? PR and the ‘always on’ culture

By Juliet Cameron, COO, Launch, In the days before smartphones the concept of work/life balance was straight forward.  You were either at work, working.  Or you were out and about at an event, socialising with clients but in effect still working.  The rest of your time was leisure. Simple. For me, it all changed with the Blackberry.  …

Three things Nick Clegg should do when he starts his new job at Facebook

By Nicola Rossi, The news that Nick Clegg, former deputy Prime Minister of the UK, has been appointed vice-president of global affairs and communications at global social media giant Facebook had been the subject of much commentary over the weekend. Clegg’s political expertise and networks – particularly in Europe, the territory that has made the most …

Artificial Intelligence: The opportunity for communications leaders

By Nicola Rossi, The growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents professional communicators with many interesting opportunities, as organisations of all sizes need expert guidance to navigate the reputational minefield that surrounds this revolutionary technology. In September this year, The Economist described AI as ‘… much more than another Silicon Valley buzzword — more, even, than seminal products …

Platinum – Core values stand the test of time

This week the CIPR launches a celebration of its 70th anniversary. Platinum is the story of the institute as told by its volunteer members, who have recorded its outstanding history, showcasing excellence in modern public relations. By Ruth Fry, The year is 1998. The year the Good Friday Agreement was signed. Harry Potter and the Chamber …

Platinum – The Lifecycle of an Issue

By Mark Mann, A series of sliding door moments sit behind my contribution to Platinum, the CIPR’s celebration of the Institute’s first 70 years. A coffee with my friend, and Ketchum’s CEO, Jo-ann Robertson, led to an introduction to Stephen Waddington, and an admission on my part that his blog chronicling his journey to Chartered …

Platinum – Professional Evolution of Lobbying

This week the CIPR launches another celebration of its 70th anniversary. Platinum is the story of the institute as told by its volunteer members, who have recorded its outstanding history, showcasing excellence in modern public relations. By Paul Beckford, As a Council member, I felt it was important to make a contribution to a project …