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So what do you do for a job Stuart?

I help you to modernise your public relations and communications photo

A couple of recent blog posts by people who I admire and respect have made me think about my own career. First Paul Sutton wrote ‘Painting yourself into a corner’ about pivoting his business and following the advice “Carve yourself… Continue Reading

Public relations strategy and communications measurement are what senior PR practitioners need most

Public Relations Strategy Measurement Planning The Thinker photo

Public relations strategy, planning, measurement, evaluation and crisis communications emerge as key skills and knowledge areas in the 2018 State of the Profession survey from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). This year’s report is important because for the… Continue Reading

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PR professionals’ skills and competencies not fit for modern future proof public relations

CIPR State of the Profession 2017 cover

The State of the Profession 2017 survey by the UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) reveals that the PR profession still has a very long way to go before the skills and competencies of its practitioners meet the needs of modern… Continue Reading

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PR problem? Hire a journalist… or rather don’t if you want to have successful PR

BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson photo

I actually laughed out loud when I read this story about the BBC’s world affairs editor John Simpson setting up a corporate consultancy to advise on crisis communications and then even more rapidly closing it again because of the crisis… Continue Reading