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Thinking of others or ourselves?

It was back in the 1980s when a dog-eat-dog attitude was valued at work. The key for people was to be better and more successful than anyone else and at whatever cost. There was nothing to be gained by working in … Continue reading

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Back to school?

The results of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) State of the Profession Survey for 2013/2014 revealed some interesting results. Of course there was a lot about salaries and redundancies, as well as the issues of concern to both … Continue reading

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When the CEO goes bad….what to do?

There have been a couple of incidents this week that have made me consider the question – what do you do when the CEO or boss goes bad? What are the tactics, plans and activities that you need to implement … Continue reading

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Agent for change, champion of new technologies….no longer just the communicator

Communication professionals are now being asked to do much more than just deliver effective public relations or reputation management. With the changing environment, it is clear that a successful communicator has to be about much more. Boundaries are being torn … Continue reading

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Take those opportunities

The communication industry has for too long being caught up in desperately trying to protect reputation of organisations or businesses, which is a very negative approach. It is all creating a version of reality that can become a twisted perversion … Continue reading

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Five truths about social media

I have had a number of opportunities in recent weeks to talk about the benefits brought by organisations using social media as well as the challenges that exist. It has been a useful time to reflect on what has been … Continue reading

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Talk a good job

I had a great opportunity last week to talk about communication, social media and policing in two very different situations. The first chance was speaking to students at Rochdale Sixth Form College at a careers day both about working in … Continue reading

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A future in PR? Possibly

It was interesting to read this week of the results of research which showed a lack of understanding about what the public relations profession is about. The research by ComRes found that among 16 to 18-year-olds 70 per cent could … Continue reading

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Eight predictions for 2013

We are just hours away from seeing the end of 2012 and the arrival of 2013. The New Year really provides us with an opportunity to draw an end to some things and to start new things. Many people will be … Continue reading

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An Olympic Effort

It was a rollercoaster couple of weeks when we celebrated the highs and lows of competitive sport in all shapes and sizes. The Olympics are now becoming a memory but there continues to be lots of talk about how to … Continue reading

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