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A heated debate

It was another fascinating Commschat tonight on Twitter. Among one of the threads discussed was whether communication teams should be working as agency or in-house. It was a subject that prompted some heated discussion. The answer seems quite simple to … Continue reading

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25 years in the making

This has been a really busy week for me and I have enjoyed it mainly because of the chance to share experiences and learning. I sometimes forget that I have been working in communication roles for almost a quarter of … Continue reading

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Flying high

Well that was another weekend gone too soon. I always seem to give myself so much to do that I will inevitably fall short. This leads to frustration and exhaustion as I push myself to the limit. Is it really … Continue reading

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Filled with emotion

During the past week I have been reflecting a lot on the summer, what happened and how I move forward. I was privileged to be asked to speak at the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) annual conference in London … Continue reading

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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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