Jacinda Ardern – charismatic purpose-driven leadership

By Iain Patton, Director, Ethical Team, Following the aftermath of the terrible atrocities in New Zealand a new political star has emerged whose influence and impact is reaching far beyond the borders of this traditionally quiet commonwealth country. While the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer reports that trust in global institutions and authority figures has hit an …

Trillion Dollar Comms?

By Niki Wheeler, Director, Launch, I’ve had two decades of working alongside CEOs across sectors, but listening to Eric Schmidt, former Chairman of Google, talking about his work with the legendary coach, Bill Campbell at The London Business Forum this week and the mists cleared. Schmidt and a panel of Silicon Valley luminaries talked about the …

Mental health and the law – an obligation to protect

By Catherine Hawkes, associate, Royds Withy King, With one in six employees experiencing a mental health problem at some point in their career, it is important that employers take proactive steps to deal with this issue. The PR industry is a sector which is particularly vulnerable to stress and mental health issues given the nature …

EU Elections 2019 – The story so far

In my third article about the Euro elections I’m focusing on the campaigns so far (here are parts one and two). European elections are always tricky campaign-wise. The constituencies are in fact massive regions which makes it harder to mount an intensive campaign. They often come soon after other elections, which means activists are tired. …

Matt Haig on Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt in PR

We need to stop promoting fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) in public relations, says mental health author Matt Haig. By Gabrielle Lane and Cicely Creswell, As an influential voice in the mental health conversation, author Matt Haig is spreading an important message of commonality. Four years after the release of Reasons to Stay Alive, a personal reflection …

PR’s mental health issue – and six tips to improve yours

By Daniel Gerrella, When I wrote about the CIPR’s State of the Profession Survey last month, I mentioned that I would revisit the mental health findings at a later date. As this week is Mental Health Awareness Week, it felt like this was the perfect opportunity. What is the Mental Health of the PR Industry? As a reminder, …