Prime Minister May: the power of silence

Today Theresa May will be confirmed as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after an extraordinary few weeks. Her appointment illustrates that silence can be as powerful as comment in public relations. After the Conservative Party won a majority in the 2015 General Election, David Cameron announced that he would serve one final term. …

Keep the faith: City AM’s heresy won’t help PR

City AM claims it will rip down the “divide between Church and State” by allowing commercial organisations to directly publish onto its website. Should public relations departments support that move? City AM’s chief operating officer, Charles Yardley, told The Drum that marketers and advertisers will have access to the same content management system as journalists for the first …

Five surprising implications of The Times redesign

The relaunch of The Times and The Sunday Times web site and apps, announced today, raised eyebrows among media commentators. Alongside a redesign, the newspaper has shifted to a structure of publishing thrice daily, rather than on a rolling basis. That structural change is one of a number of things that I believe have wider …

Why are so many media outlets launching newsletters?

In recent months I have added a number of newsletters to the range of newspapers and broadcast media I try to follow on a daily basis. In the morning I read the Daily Telegraph’s City Briefing for a round-up of the early business news and both Politico’s Brussels Playbook and Morning Tech newsletters for a round-up …

Critical questions for managing reputation online

Last week I attended the excellent Managing Online Reputation conference organised by CorpComms magazine. Helen Dunne had booked some great speakers and below are some of the questions I was left ruminating about afterwards: Are organisations doing enough to prevent online crises from happening? Chris Scott, a partner at Schillings law firm, presented research which …