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Women of influence

I have been surrounded by powerful, strong and determined women all my life Continue reading

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Christmas spirit

No-one in Greater Manchester could have expected to have seen the roads, homes and fields flooded and underwater on Boxing Day. They were scenes that happen in other parts of the country. So the past 36 hours have been shocking … Continue reading

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The challenge of January 2015

It has been a difficult start to 2015 both globally and much closer to home. This blog is a little self-indulgent but is my chance to reflect on January and what impact it has had on me. I also want … Continue reading

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Risk and resources remain on top

Using social media is still something that many organisations are shying away from. They have concerns about dipping their toe in the water and then not being able to step away. They feel it would unleash something that cannot then … 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.┬áMany people will be … Continue reading

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2012: a year of crisis, social media and integrity

As we head into the last few days of 2012, I decided to review what the year looked like for me through my blog posts during the 12 months. There were three clear themes that have emerged for me throughout … Continue reading

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Don’t forget those at home

When a crisis strikes the speed of response to the media and the public is critical. There is a lot of talk about a ‘golden hour’ when organisations need to be saying something to ensure they are starting to command … Continue reading

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Reboot – communicating in a crisis

In recent weeks there have been a string of IT related failures that have sparked criticism, particularly from the users left out in the cold. Yesterday (11 July) it was O2 and the BBC website but before that we have … Continue reading

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Who is the media manager in 2012?

I had an opportunity this week of discussing some of the key issues affecting PR and communication at the moment as part of a group of senior professionals. There were lots of interesting subjects that were debated but probably the … Continue reading

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Communication – it’s all the same…isn’t it?

When I was writing my last blog I mentioned the importance of communication professionals keeping up-to-date with the latest developments that will affect their work. I am becoming increasingly frustrated and short of patience with those working in communication roles … Continue reading

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