The Chartered PR Practitioner Q&A: Martin Turner on communications strategy

One of my commitments as CIPR President was to promote the value of learning and development as a foundation for professionalism. Throughout the year I’m going to blog interviews with practitioners that have achieved Chartered PR Practitioner status to understand their motivation and perspective on the profession. The Chartered Practitioner qualification is pitched by the CIPR as …

The Gender Gap in PR: what research tells us

In the week following International Women’s Day (Saturday 8 March 2014) we will be publishing exclusive CIPR Conversation contributions on the experiences and views from women relating to equal pay and gender balance in public relations. For further information on the CIPR’s commitment to tackling this issue, view our online news release and contribute your opinions …

Where is the best place for the IC function to live?

It’s a common point of discussion among internal communication practitioners.  Where exactly is the ideal place for the IC function to sit?  Is it as part of the HR or Marketing teams? Or as a direct confidante of the CEO? The consensus of most research is that a third of all IC teams sit in …

Public Relations Credo by Tim Traverse-Healy

Tim Traverse-Healy OBE, founder of the CIPR and IPRA recently shared a personal credo for the future of public relations with friends and colleagues in the profession. He kindly agreed to me publishing it as a guest post and hopes that it will inspire further discussion. By Tim Traverse-Healy OBE Now aged 90, I commenced public relations practice …

Wearable technology and public relations

What is going to happen when public relations and wearable technology collide? It’s already happening. Stephen Davies has some answers. By Stephen Davies Technology that is worn on the human body, called ‘wearables’ for short, are the next frontier in personal computing. Like the laptop, tablet and smartphone before it, wearables are quickly becoming commonplace among …

The Chartered PR Practitioner Q&A: David Crundwell on being a global communicator

One of my commitments as CIPR President was to promote the value of learning and development as a foundation for professionalism. Throughout the year I’m going to blog interviews with practitioners that have achieved Chartered PR Practitioner status to understand their motivation and perspective on the profession. The Chartered Practitioner qualification is pitched by the CIPR as …

How to organise and operate a public relations department

This topic remains as relevant today as when the following insight into the public relations department of 1948 was written by Conger Reynolds, public relations director at the Standard Oil Company (Indiana), in the book, Your Public Relations. This is chapter five – to read other chapters in our series of posts, use this link to …

Remember the point of social business

There is some excellent thinking on display in a presentation deck on Slideshare that examines in some detail what large businesses could look like as the concepts and principles of social business evolve. The deck is by Dion Hinchcliffe, Chief Strategy Officer at the Dachis Group – acquired last week by Sprinklr – that he …