Category Archives: work

Another day, another thought

What did you do today? Did you go to work? Was time taken up looking after the children, doing family things, or perhaps going shopping? It is so easy for us to get caught up in these day-to-day activities and … Continue reading

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Five days in my shoes

I rarely treat myself to anything new and that is due mainly to the fact I have some very expensive animals in my life. Trust me, if your child, partner or friend asks you if they should buy a horse … Continue reading

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Understanding, knowledge and problem solving 

Earlier this month I blogged about the importance of speaking to customers and service users (Get out and listen). I am still doing that and finding it one of the most useful things I have done. But there has been … Continue reading

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The end of the line for reputation

Reputation has long been a word that is closely linked to both PR and communication activity. Many industry definitions have been focused on protecting and enhancing reputation. But is that really where we should be and in 2017 what is … Continue reading

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What makes me happy

Tomorrow is International Day of Happiness. You may want to dismiss it as just another gimmicky celebration day following from the recent Pie Week and Toast Day. I see it slightly differently. At a time when we are all under … Continue reading

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Plan in peacetime

I was part of a discussion about ‘fake news’ at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) North West event last night. One of the other speakers the esteemed Steve Kuncewicz made the point that you need to prepare for … Continue reading

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PR to the rescue

For many years there has been a strained relationship between PR professionals and journalists. The latter feel they are ‘above’ being provided with a story or lines to take and should avoid communicators operating for businesses or organisations. It is … Continue reading

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