Public Relations: Charity begins at home

By Kevin Taylor, This year’s CIPR Excellence Awards have just finished in a night of glory and glamour inside London’s poshest temporary marquee. I had two roles at the event this year.  One was to be there in my capacity as judge to present an award. The second was to round up a group of …

Placing purpose before profit

At times of prolonged austerity and political, societal, and technological upheaval, relationships between organisations and the public change. When cash is tight consumers scrutinise where they invest their hard-earned cash more than ever. They seek out brands aligned with their values, that understand what life is like and play their part in easing daily challenges. …

Remembering Maggie Nally

By Lucy Chapple, CIPR International recently hosted its annual Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture. The 2018 address was given by Ricardo Carioni, Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy of Nicaragua to the UK and Ireland, and offered PR professionals invaluable insight into Latin America’s diverse communications landscape. Other prominent speakers who have given the address include …

Ten years of the CIPR internal communication qualifications

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) internal communication qualifications that I initiated and designed are ten years old this year. It’s hard to believe, but prior to 2008 the only professional internal communication qualification in the UK was a post-graduate course provided by Kingston University. In the past ten years, more than 1,000 practitioners …

Brexit scenario planning: Possible outcomes for PR

With a year to go before the UK formally leaves the EU there is still a degree of clarity required on a plethora of matters from the Irish border to the rights of EU citizen’s in the UK, and everything in between highlighting that Brexit is not simply an issue that should sit with public …

Support for financial hardship: an occupational lottery?

Sheena Elliott, a trustee of the CIPR Benevolent Fund iprovision, talks about the variety and scale of occupational benevolent funds, and whether we should be concerned as PR professionals  “One million children living in poverty will miss out on free school meals” “Universal Credit crisis will cause misery for families” “One in eight northern households …

CIPR Scotland inspires future leaders of comms industry

CIPR Scotland has launched a new Future Leaders Programme for talented young PR professionals under the age of 30. To mark the 70th anniversary of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and in celebration of Scotland’s Year of Young People, the Future Leaders Programme has been designed to nurture the future leaders of the …