Stuart Bruce is an award-winning international public relations and public affairs consultant and trainer who is globally recognised as a pioneer in online PR, social media, public affairs and corporate communications. He has more than 20 years’ PR agency and in-house experience in traditional public relations, public affairs and corporate communications and has been doing online PR since at least 1997 and probably earlier if you include email lists, forums and Usenet lists.
Stuart is listed in the PRWeek PowerBook as one of the UK’s top 1% of most influential public relations people. He is a co-author of Share This: The Social Media Handbook for PR Professionals.
You can view a PowerPoint profile of Stuart here.
Stuart is the principal of Stuart Bruce Associates, an independent international communications consultancy that specialises in consultancy and training on integrating online PR, digital public affairs and social media into corporate communications strategy. He is also a visiting lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University where he lectures on social media and online PR to international postgraduate students. Before this he was the managing director and founder of Wolfstar, a specialist public relations and social media agency which he grew in less than four years to become a PRWeek Top 150 PR Consultancy. It ranks 22 in the Top 40 Digital Consultancies league table and was top of the table for specialist consultancies for the highest percentage of income derived from online PR. It also ranks 31 in PRWeek’s Top 40 Technology PR Consultancies league table.
Under Stuart’s leadership Wolfstar counseled clients such as Sony Ericsson, Unilever, PayPal, United Nations, HSBC, First Direct, GlaxoSmithKline, Discovery Channel, Philips, SunGard and the NHS.
Stuart has also worked at the highest levels in politics as director of strategy and communications for Andy Burnham’s Labour Party leadership campaign in 2010, after successfully performing the same role for Alan Johnson in the deputy leadership elections in 2007.
Since 2003 he has written the A PR Guy’s Musings blog, which was one of the world’s first PR blogs and is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top PR blogs in lists such as Alltop, BlogRank, BrandRepublic, Cision, and the AdAge Power150 of the world’s leading marketing blogs. Stuart ran one of the world’s first Twitter political campaigns in 2007 and is one of the UK’s top 20 political bloggers on Twitter.
Stuart actively contributes to the development of the public relations profession through regular conference speaking, university lecturing, awards judging and contributing to the media. He was a founder member of WOM UK (now WOMMA UK) and served on its inaugural national governing council and is currently a founder member of the national social media panel of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
If you’d like to book Stuart to speak or talk to him about how he can provide consultancy and training to help your public affairs, public relations, corporate communications and social media then please get in touch.