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Corporate communications and PR conference speaking summer 2013

I’ve got a few new corporate communications, PR and social media speaking engagements coming up over the next few months. I’ll also shortly be announcing dates for a series of two day online PR and corporate communications strategy master classes to be held in London in early July, Mumbai (India) in late July and Houston […]

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Digital communications top PR skills gap

New research shows that digital communications is the top skills gap amongst PR professionals. The research was conducted by PR Academy amongst its past and present students and 52% of respondents identified digital comms as the top skills gap, followed by strategic planning (46%) and measurement (44%). This isn’t surprising as the much bigger and […]

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Public relations isn’t part of marketing

This blog post started as a comment on Stephen ‘Wadds’ Waddington’s thought-provoking article about ‘The public relations industry’s confidence problem’, but it was so thought-provoking the comment rapidly became too long. His central thesis is that public relations is too introspective and needs to have more confidence of the role it plays in the broader […]

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Corporate communications videos need good stories and emotions

The predictions are that 2013 is the year when video becomes an even more important corporate communications and PR channel than it already is. The problem I’ve got is that personally I think a lot of the ‘great’ videos that people share are just more than a bit rubbish. However, just as I’m thinking how […]

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PR ethics – European Association of Communication Directors’ debate

In December I took part in a fascinating panel debate on ‘Defining ethics for today’s communicators’ at the European Association of Communication Directors‘ forum in Amsterdam. It was facilitated by Mike Cooper, editor-in-chief of the Holland Herald and the other panellists were Andre Manning, the vice president and global head of external communications at Royal […]

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Top in-house PRs on Holmes Report Influencer 100 list

The Holmes Report has just published the latest edition of The Influence 100 list of the world’s most important in-house communicators which I blogged about last year when the first list came out. As you’d expect all those who responded to the survey are responsible for hiring and firing public relations consultancies. The number responsible […]

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Share This Too: Social media for PR professionals

Earlier this year I was one of several contributors to the ‘best-selling’ PR book Share This: The Social Media Handbook for PR Professionals. It was published by Wiley in July and on pre-sales alone became a best-selling PR book on Amazon (which admittedly doesn’t require huge volumes of sales!) Despite the breadth of is content […]

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Social media newsrooms at CIPR Social Summer

Social media newsrooms and modernised media relations was the topic of my workshop last night at the latest Chartered Institute of Public Relations Social Summer. When the alternative was enjoying some rare summer sun I was delighted that so many PR and corporate communications people turned out. More than 50 signed up,which I think is […]

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PR practitioners should not directly edit Wikipedia according to new CIPR guidance

I wouldn’t normally publish a news release verbatim, but this is important and I’m pushed for time this week! Disclaimer: I’m a founder member of the CIPR Social Media panel that created the new Wikipedia guidance and made a few small suggestions of my own to its development. Public relations practitioners should not directly edit […]

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Social media newsrooms workshop at CIPR Social Summer

Social media newsrooms and modernised media relations is the title of the CIPR Social Summer seminar that I’m delivering on Thursday evening. It’s at the Russell Square headquarters of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and starts at 17:00. 28 June 2012 – Social Media Newsrooms With Stuart Bruce, International Communications Consultant and Trainer at Stuart […]

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