If Top Trumps did Scientist Communicators

An appetite for popular science and the popularity of science fiction and entertainment go hand in hand.  In the late 1970s and early eighties, the Star Wars franchise was storming at the Box office and in our household Arthur C Clarke and the Tomorrow’s World team made early popular science enthusiasts out of (at least […]

Reunion–stunning emotional video from Google India

Content marketing is an awful phrase, so I’d hate to describe this beautiful video from Google India as that. It’s a heart-warming tale of friendship across the Pakistan India border. Not only is it a wonderful story, but it practically illustrates the benefits that Google technology can bring to peoples’ lives – search, Android and […]

Batkid – Obama’s master class in how to use Vine

The heart-warming story of how thousands of people in San Francisco turned out to help a boy recovering from leukaemia  fulfil his wish to be Batman has made the news headlines all around the world. But just when you thought it couldn’t get any schmaltzy along comes this amazing Vine video from Barack Obama. I’m […]

PR Apprenticeships have come of age

Matt Seel, next to Nick Clegg, at the Skills Show in Birmingham When I first suggested that there should be PR Apprenticeships in March 2009, the silence in the industry was deafening. Even in my own workplace at the time there was scepticism – and even hostility – to the idea that anyone could enter […]

Flipboard for Windows 8 review

Flipboard for Windows 8 is finally in the Windows store. And it was worth the wait. I’ve one criticism (and it’s a big one), but far more praise (and it’s big praise). As this is a public relations blog I don’t often review or write about technology (despite it being a good way to get […]

Social media and the business of influence

              Only people who have been living down a hole with no internet access for the past couple of years can have missed the effect social media now has on what we think and do. Tabloid newspapers base whole articles on celebrity tweets and Twitter wars and here in […]

Agency Evolution: My Agency has changed it’s name

I am proud to announce here on my personal blog that after a very busy year my team and I have changed our PR agency name to Prohibition to reflect the recent account wins and growth in team size. I am sure a few of you spotted the change to my company website earlier this week, you […]

Do you know what Public Relations is?

Somehow many corporate executives and even some PR professionals have lost sight of what public relations is. I still hear people confuse media relations with public relations. Public Relations: How an organization engages with its publics. The problem is that many people still assume we’re in 1994 when the only effective way to communicate with […]

Do you know what Public Relations is?

Somehow many corporate executives and even some PR professionals have lost sight of what public relations is. I still hear people confuse media relations with public relations. Public Relations: How an organization engages with its publics. The problem is that many people still assume we’re in 1994 when the only effective way to communicate with […]

Cannabis and Crisis Management

Its been a busy few months at Prohibition HQ and so I have been busy sorting out a number of new account wins. My next post will have some big news on that front but I will save that for later. However, here are two stories that caught my eye by offering a humorous and […]