Reflections On The Party Conferences

By Stuart Thomson, Head of Public Affairs at BDB Pitmans With the Labour and Conservative Party conferences having ended, it is worth reflecting on what they now mean and the value they have in public affairs.  There is no doubt that the conferences have changed.  This year we were able to return to in-person conferences […]

Returning to work after lockdown: lessons from New Zealand

New Zealand is in the enviable position of being virtually Covid-free. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s policy of ‘go hard, go early’ has paid off and lockdown restrictions have been eased. The country is tiptoeing its way back to work. Businesses, offices and workplaces are, however, navigating the post-Covid landscape with the threat of the virus […]

Solopreneurs: Is it worth it to be chartered?

In 2015, I quit my full time job to start up my Public Relations (PR) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) boutique agency in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). When I took that step, I realized later that I not only lost the sense of job security, but also having clear milestones of career development. As […]

CoronaCon: Lessons learned from the CIPR’s COVID-19 conference

Darryl Sparey shares his experiences of organising a two-day virtual event and the lessons learned.   Like most things you read in the press nowadays, it all started on Twitter. In the very early days of the lockdown in the UK, events and conferences were being cancelled everywhere. For the foreseeable future, a key plank […]

Business As Unusual

Nev Ridley, Founder and Managing Director of ilk, discusses how he adapted to the lockdown and what it’s meant for keeping business going.   The start. I remember it felt like a bit of blur. Both because it now feels so long ago, and because the situation escalated so rapidly. It went from following news […]

Getting PR Creative: Technology, Stunts and Film-Making Inspirations

Are you still stuck sending out press releases on that new executive hire? Or prepping for a new product launch with a stock photo and a couple of lines of text? Communications can often feel that it’s a function which is devoid of creativity. With this post, I wanted to inspire you to think that […]

Fixing the broken web

A new #FuturePRoof guide highlights the ills of the web. It’s the start of an important conversation about how communicators tackle disinformation and fix the broken web. The great hope of the world wide web in 1989 was that it would democratise the publication and sharing of information. It enabled anyone with access to the […]

It’s nothing personal: Why you need to turn off personalised search

Stone Junction’s marketing executive, Tasha Bodger, explains why getting personal with Google can be bad for business. Most of us would rather Google didn’t check our online search history; but for a media-savvy business owner or anyone downloading bootleg footage of the new Lion King, it can be more than just an inconvenience. Personalised searches enable […]