Category Archives: PR

Hindsight or learning for the future?

It is saddening to hear the response from the Government has been to rely on talking about hindsight and how the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic was ‘unprecedented’ – a word that has been more than overused in the past 18 months. This is an opportunity to start to look at what action was taken and how we can look at improving for the inevitable future crises including pandemics. But the approach has been to try to defend the position and all the actions that were taken. No crisis response is perfect and there is always something to take, change, review and develop form every situation. Continue reading

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Is your communication just wallpaper?

The use of well worn phrases can become as familiar as wallpaper and quickly become ignored by people. Continue reading

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When disaster strikes what matters most?

I hope in the coming weeks this is something that the CIPR and PRCA take up to discuss with members. Continue reading

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When time stopped

There are some events and crises that are so huge they change life forever. This was one of those moments in time. Continue reading

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Getting to the root of the issue

The Covid-19 pandemic is far from over. I am sure lots of people realise that when they see the infection rates and death toll each day. But the impact of it can be seen in our towns and villages. The … Continue reading

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A message to prospective freelancers

Many people I speak to have found themselves wanting to make a change in their lives having found themselves considering things during the pandemic and lockdowns. The past two years have reminded us all how short and uncertain life is and we never know what may be around the corner. So, we need to make changes now and not accept what we don’t want. Continue reading

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Learning to be resilient

Have you ever had that feeling when you wake up and within a few minutes want to go straight back to bed? There have been a few days recently when I have been ‘out of sorts’ as they would have … Continue reading

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Crisis, communication and Covid-19

But it does surprise me that when asked about what they expect to be focused on in the times ahead we resort back to PR campaigns. Continue reading

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Humanity in disaster response: book review and interview with author

“Writing this book has been a learning experience combined with an emotional toll as I have dived into a large number of disasters and scrutinized their aftermath.”
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Walk in the same footsteps

Whether it is double standards or not, the fact that it appears this way is incredibly damaging. Continue reading

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