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 …

Be the (online) change you want to see

In an absorbing online lecture, CIPR 2018 President’s Medal Award winner David Weinberger revisits the web’s founding values and reveals how technology can and cannot impact human behaviour. The full the lecture is available to view at the end of this post. Here, Koray Camgoz explores some of its key themes. This week marks the …

The CIPR’s youngest professional goal-scorer

Meet William Catterall. Alongside 2,200 PR professionals, he recently completed the 2017/18 CPD cycle*. The only difference? He’s 20 years old. Will works as a PR and digital marketing assistant for Outwrite in North Wales. “My role is really varied – I work on clients’ social media accounts, liaise with the media and focus on …

Celebrating the history and future of the CIPR

Today, January 9, 2018, is the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Public Relations. To mark the occasion 2018 President Sarah Hall hosted a special reception at St Bride’s in Fleet Street. You can read her speech below: Celebrating the future of public relations Thank you all for being here to celebrate …

Why you should include video in your comms strategy

No, I’ll re-word that title. Why video should be CENTRAL to your communications thinking! Because video is increasingly at the centre of all communications, especially online. According to recent research, more consumers want to see videos from brands they support than all other sorts of media combined (HubSpot). The research also found that video content …