What does the new normal look like for internal communications in 2021? This was the topic of the opening panel at PRWeek’s Strategic Internal Communication conference today. Jenni Field, Founder and Director of Redefining Communications chaired the panel on my behalf, as I’m still recovering from Coronavirus. Thank you Jenni. She’s here with a guest […]Read more >
My social media feeds are full of discussions today about the UK Government’s latest COVID-19 messaging. The original was: Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives. Design iterations aside, the messaging has remained constant throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to date. It has seeped into society so much that when recording a video message to […]Read more >
There are only 45 days left of 2019. How are your plans shaping up for 2020? If you want to increase your skills, knowledge and confidence when it comes to all things internal communication related, I can help you. Through this article I’m going to reveal what’s not worked out this year and how you […]Read more >
Are you using influencer marketing as part of your Comms mix? If so, how good is your governance? Today a brand new guide has been published by #FuturePRoof, addressing the need for influencer marketing governance in public relations. I welcome this publication as it provides clear guidance for practitioners and influencers themselves in this challenging area of […]Read more >
Does your Executive team know what PR stands for? Press Relations? Protecting Reputation? Today I have a guest post for you by Richard Benson, Founder of Releasd.com, a platform used by PR teams to create activity reports for busy Execs. Prior to setting up Releasd, Richard spent five years working both agency-side and in-house. I’ll […]Read more >
PRWeek’s Strategic Internal Communications conference is back and packed with sessions to inspire you. Whether you’re brand new to the wonderful world of Internal Comms, or an industry veteran, there should be something for everyone. I’m delighted to share the news that I am working alongside PRWeek again this year as their media partner, which […]Read more >
Did you attend the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ (CIPR) national conference yesterday? If not, I have the top 10 takeaways for you courtesy of Advita Patel, who’s here to share what we missed. Advita has written for the All Things IC blog to reveal what she heard and what Comms pros should be aware of. Thank […]Read more >
Platinum is a new book from the CIPR showcasing excellence in public relations. It’s hot off the press and is the story of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations as told by its members. The crowdsourced book has been published to mark the Institute’s 70th anniversary. CIPR states it asserts the value of PR as a management […]Read more >
Congratulations to the professional communicators who were honoured at the Institute of Internal Communication’s National Awards last night. It was a pleasure to help Judge this year’s awards and I enjoyed attending the event at the Intercontinental Hotel in London alongside 300 comms pros. You’ll find the whole list of winners within this blog post. […]Read more >
The sun has had its hat on for weeks and it’s glorious here in London. I can’t remember the last time I spent a day without applying factor 50 sun lotion to my three children and rummaging around for hats and glasses. If your thoughts are turning to holidays and what to read, I have a […]Read more >
Today is an important day in the world of Comms and PR as an incredibly valuable piece of work has just been published. The Global Alliance has launched the first ever Global Capabilities Framework (GCF) for Public Relations and Communication Management. It’s a blueprint of what an effective communicator looks like and I urge you to familiarise […]Read more >
According to brand new research out today, the UK’s public relations workforce has grown by almost a quarter (22%) over the past four years and one in six of us are living with a mental health condition. So the numbers are up and the average salary is up (£50,447 in 2017 to £51,570 in 2018), […]Read more >
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