Tag Archives: PR

The right move?

I remember very clearly getting ready and then driving to the old police headquarters. I had started just after nine which was a little first day luxury. As I waited in the reception area I had a sense of fear, … Continue reading

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Heading back to 2001

This week I have something to celebrate. I have been working for Greater Manchester Police communication team for 15 years. As a mini-celebration of this quite significant achievement I am going to dedicate this week of blogs to looking at … Continue reading

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Personal resilience in a challenging world

If you have read any of my blogs you will know that the importance of resilience and finding ways to survive the challenges of modern life are things that are very important to me. As I have grown older they … Continue reading

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What is in a name?

First we had Marathon which became Snickers, then we had Oil of Ulay that became Oil of Olay and of course Windscale became Sellafield. Over the years some big brands and locations have found it useful to change their name. … Continue reading

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Fluffy or just finding the positive 

Everyone working in public relations has suffered the jibes about it being fluffy and about balloon releases. It is a stereotype that has been developed and taken hold over many years. The portrayal of PR people on television hasn’t helped … Continue reading

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Who would be a head of comms?

I often wonder why I do the job I do, particularly when things are not working out as I would like them to, or when the pressure really grows. I am sure people who know me will have heard me … Continue reading

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Creativity and not cash

I am very careful with money. At work I refuse to spend money and would rather find creative ways to get results. Some years ago, before the financial crisis, there was a significant amount of money that was available for … Continue reading

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