Category Archives: communication

The end of the road

Events last week prompted me to write two blogs and it wasn’t surprising given what happened. Bell Pottinger expelled from the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) was a significant moment and brought the issue of ethics into sharp focus. … Continue reading

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Crisis? What crisis?

The team were lucky enough this week to pick up the Public Sector Communication Award for communicating in a crisis. I am incredibly proud of the team and the work they have done during the past four months. But the … Continue reading

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Why the Bell Pottinger scandal matters

When I made the move from journalism into public relations I didn’t lose my sense of right and wrong. As a reporter there was a very clear code of conduct and your reputation mattered. It made the difference between getting … Continue reading

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A question of ethicsĀ 

The decision today by the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) to expel Bell Pottinger is brave and decisive. For many years the industry has been trying to demonstrate it values an ethical approach to the work and has invested … Continue reading

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Adapt and survive

I was very sad to learn a few days ago of the end of the line for the Oldham Chronicle newspaper. After 160 years the daily newspaper closed with around 50 people losing their jobs. The loss of the jobs … Continue reading

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Small but mighty

The world is full of the big things that shout loudest and make the most noise. It is those elements that capture people’s attention and are in the face of everyone around them. But in the silence is often the … Continue reading

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Is this the right time?

I should have posted this yesterday. The time got away from me and I wasn’t able to post it. Does it matter? I will leave you to decide. But one of the key elements of communication is that it is … Continue reading

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