MPs believe social media has a negative impact on politics

Four in five MPs believe that public attitudes towards politicians have been changed for the worse by social media. By Sam Webber, external relations manager, Vuelio. Research commissioned by Vuelio has found that MPs believe social media has a negative impact on politics, with four in five (81%) of the 137 MPs surveyed believing public …

The Road to Building Political Trust

Relationships of trust with politicians, as with other stakeholders, take time to build and develop. Many are worried about doing or saying the wrong thing with a politician and especially about being too political. But take some straightforward steps and the trust will build. I was recently lucky enough to be asked by Signal AI to deliver …

How to write about dull subjects (in an interesting way)

By Lorraine Forrest-Turner, Of all the reasons people cite for attending my writing courses, ‘how to make dull subjects interesting’ comes pretty close to the top. In response, I smile understandingly and (politely) point out that there’s no such thing as dull subjects, only dull writing. There is enough excellent writing in print, online and …

Research reveals two in 10 Execs don’t know what PR stands for

Does your Executive team know what PR stands for? Press Relations? Protecting Reputation? Today I have a guest post for you by Richard Benson, Founder of Releasd.com, a platform used by PR teams to create activity reports for busy Execs. Prior to setting up Releasd, Richard spent five years working both agency-side and in-house. I’ll …

UK PR: An Industry without a clear Brand?

A new insight on a potential identity crisis within the public relations industry has been exposed by research on the UK’s largest public relations agencies which reveals how they avoid describing themselves as ‘public relations’ at the heart of their brand publicity. A Word Cloud Generator of the words used by the UK’s largest PR …

Anonymous CVs and PR recruitment

Anonymous Talent mornings to tackle the current talent shortage and drive diversity are being trialed by PR agencies in London this Autumn. f1 Recruitment, co founders of BAME2020, are working with several PR agencies in London trialing the initiative to help them fill talent gaps from a diverse pool including BAME and mature candidates. Blind …

Acts of kindness: Raising awareness of benevolence

The CIPR benevolent fund, iprovision, has thrown its weight behind a new PR campaign aimed at raising awareness of the impact grant-making charities have on society. One Day Changes Lives is a new national awareness day on October 16, and created by the Association of Charitable Organisations (ACO) – the umbrella body uniting charities that …