My mobile phone knows more about me than my family

Grab your mobile phone or tablet. I want you to dig under the bonnet and have a look at what data your device is recording about your daily activities. If you have an iPhone or iPad select Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Frequent Locations. If you have an Android device […]

Chartered PR Practitioner Q&A: David Alexander on PR vs management consultancy

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 […]

CPD – separating the wheat from the chaff and protecting UK business

This week’s Council meeting at the CIPR involved a debate about continuing professional development (CPD) and the role this should play in a PR practitioner’s life. CPD is currently something that the Institute expects of its members through a designated scheme and although it is not yet mandatory, I am one of many lobbying to change […]

Don’t just think outside the box, spin it around

Propology’s Cherylle Millard-Dawe It’s not often that we do a real unashamed plug for the business but when you get a testimonial like this, it would be wrong not to share it. Propology is a brand that we’ve been working on with Twentyseven Design and it’s a piece of work of which we are really proud. […]

Making the #CIPRSM redundant

One of the great things about a professional association is that it can be a powerful force for change in taking a leading and proactive stand in helping those in the profession – association members or not – understand and more likely embrace the change if that’s a goal. I see that as a great […]

A new guide to help you verify digital content from any source

Verifying facts before publishing a news story is one of the cornerstones of trusted behaviour that we have traditionally expected from the mainstream media. Even in the disruption of traditional sources of news over the past decade – with the rise of social media, of newer sources of news and information that compete with the […]

How to be smart about guest bloggers

Every week, I receive two or three requests to publish guest posts on my blog. The requests come by email from people I don’t know who almost always have a Gmail address, not a recognisable company domain. And there is usually nothing in the email about the person other than a name (which often doesn’t […]

Hacking the global economy: review of Reputation Economics

Who you know is worth more than what you have. That’s both the subtitle and thesis advanced by Joshua Klein in his new book Reputation Economics. Klein is hacker that will hack anything that moves according to his TED profile. His latest target is the global economy. Reputation Economics is a disruptive book that challenges all preconceptions of value […]

Chartered PR Practitioner Q&A: Clare Parker on the defence 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 […]