Meeting the Rising Expectations of the Belief-Driven Employee

By Nicole Linger, head of employee experience & change – EMEA, Edelman. We’re living in an employee first world. What attracted and retained talent before the pandemic requires a significant update from employers if it’s to meet the expectations of the belief-driven employee of today. What served an employer in the past won’t work now […]

What can we expect from COP26 and what can Glasgow expect from us?  

By Claire Barraclough. It is COP-eve – it’s been a long wait and expectations are high. All eyes are on Glasgow and the question is: can we now deliver action on the Net Zero commitments promised that the world needs to see? We’re living in a climate emergency. The number of days passing 50 degrees […]

Flying the Flag for the Royal Hospital, Chelsea

By James Knight. If you are in the area of Chelsea and Sloane Square you will know the familiar sight of the Chelsea Pensioners in their bright scarlet uniforms. If see them I always speak to them, they really like taking to the public, with interesting stories. The Pensioners live at The Royal Hospital, which […]

Five things brands need to get right to succeed at social commerce

By Aaron Brooks, Co-Founder, Vamp. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, now is the time for brands to consider ideas for boosting their sales – and there are few options as simple and effective as embracing social commerce. Worldwide, internet users spend an average of 145 minutes every day on social networking apps. That’s […]

With a billion users on TikTok, B2B needs to get on board

By Jennifer Brennan, Digital Strategist, Fox Agency. B2B is always looking for new and exciting ways to shake off its reputation as ‘boring to boring’ and with TikTok reaching a whopping billion active users, according to Market Watch, it’s high time that B2B brands joined the party. If you still think TikTok’s sole purpose is […]

PR professionals 25% more likely to suffer from poor mental health compared to other UK workers

PR practitioners are significantly more likely to suffer from poor mental health compared to other UK workers, according to new research carried out by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA). I’m not surprised by this research, particularly given its timing in light of the pandemic. We […]

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 […]

Reputation Management in the Public Eye

By Neil McLeod, Director of Strategic Communications at The PHA Group. For many, it is difficult to glance at the front pages on newsstands without feeling a sense of doom and despair. Labour shortages are causing issues with supply chains, there are pictures of empty supermarket shelves, the cost of living is soaring, and the […]

Mental Health Hotline showcased in charity report

By Dave Sanders. The iprovision Mental Health Hotline has been featured as an example of how offering anonymous support can overcome some of the stigma that may be felt by people in need of support from their profession’s charity. A new report by the Association of Charitable Associations (ACO) – the umbrella body for charities […]