Inspiration for Internal Communicators

I spent the last couple of days in Brighton at the Institute of Internal Communications annual conference. The theme this year was Agile internal communications but for me the two outstanding presentations were one on the attitudinal differences between generations and one internal comms specialist’s journey to becoming a trusted advisor and regular attendee at …

Our response to recommendations for Register of Lobbying in Scotland

The Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee of the Scottish Parliament has published a recommendation for a Register of Lobbying in Scotland. The Committee examined the question of transparency in lobbying after the Scottish Government announced in June 2013 that it intended to legislate. The Committee is recommending that the Government uses its proposals as …

Our Response to the Inquiry into Lobbying

The Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee held a debate on lobbying today in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament. The purpose of this was to allow other MSPs who are not on the Committee to share their views on the lobbying inquiry. What we have done The CIPR has produced the following statement which …

Why Google Analytics Matters to PR

Once upon a time, websites didn’t matter to PRs. We lived in an analogue world measured in cuts, opportunities to see and (shudder) Advertising Value Equivalents, some would say we still do. Now’s your chance to help get your digital self up to speed. Read Original Post

10 principles of effective stakeholder relations

Whether you work in-house, freelance or in an agency, here are my ten principles of effective stakeholder relations which I believe make for better practice and greater success. Some state the blinding obvious, others are more challenging. Establish your mandate – be clear from the outset what it is you are being asked to engage …

The Media in Scotland Conference: Member offer

This year’s The Media in Scotland Conference will ask What Does the Digital Future Look Like? A big question for the media and PR industries. We all know the future is digital, but what does that mean for the mainstream media, and how are the different industries changing their operations to guarantee future success? And …

Future PRoofing Conference

CIPR Scotland’s second annual conference, Future PRoofing, took place on 11 March. Practitioners from all areas joined us for insightful presentations, discussion and debate on some of the key issues the industry is facing when it comes to keeping pace with professional developments. Our speaker slides are now available for you to view. •What the …

CIPR Scotland AGM 2014 Update

Thanks to everyone who came to last night’s AGM. If you want to catch up you can watch again via the live stream.Full minutes will be posted  in due course, but in the meantime please see the update below. At last night’s AGM the group appointed a new chair, vice chair and secretary. Katrine Pearson, last …

CIPR Scotland AGM 2014 – Livestream

We will be attempting to livestream the 2104 CIPR Scotland AGM . You should be able to watch it below. You can get involved and follow the AGM on Twitter via #ciprscotagm. Please be aware you won’t be able to officially take part (i.e vote) via digital channels at this time. The following key documents …

CIPR Scotland AGM and Annual Report

Ahead of the 2014 CIPR Scotland Annual General Meeting at the Blythswood Hotel, in Glasgow, on Tuesday the following key documents are available: The 2014 AGM Agenda. If you are coming along, please download the 2014 CIPR Scotland AGM Agenda and bring a copy with you. Our Annual Report can now be viewed online. Download the CIPR Annual …