Archive | September, 2011

Public relations intern policies

Public relations intern policies

Yesterday I attended a lively fringe meeting at the Labour Party conference organised by the IPPR (Institute of Public Policy Research) on ‘Forgotten Youth? Jobs and skills for a new generation’. The speakers included Andy Burnham MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Education), Katja Hall from the CBI, Stephen Uden from Microsoft UK and former […]

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Top 10 tips to win a PR award

Top 10 tips to win a PR award

Today’s announcement of the PRCA Awards 2011 shortlist reminded me of a post about top 10 tips to win a PR award that I’d started writing more than six months ago, but never got round to finishing. Over the last 18 months or so I have judged PR and social media industry awards for the […]

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Social media use around the world

Social media use around the world

New research by Insites Consulting has revealed a wealth of fascinating statistics about social media use around the world: 347 million or 73% of European Internet users use social networks 50% of social network users are connected to brands People become a fan on Facebook because they like the product, not because of the advertising […]

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The 100 most important in-house communicators in the world

The 100 most important in-house communicators in the world

The Holmes Report has researched an interesting list of the 100 Most Important In-house Communicators in the World. It is a fascinating compilation of 100 of the most senior corporate communications professionals in some of the world’s largest companies who are responsible for the reputation management of some enviable and challenging brands. It’s also released […]

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Social media policy video from Australian government department

Social media policy video from Australian government department

Over the last six years I’ve worked on developing a lot of social media policies – for multinational companies, large and small UK companies, public sector and voluntary/not-for-profit organisations – but I’ve got to confess this is the best idea I’ve seen so far. It’s one of those killer ‘wish I’d thought of that’ moments: […]

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