There is no question that the big media story of the past week has been the announcement that David Dimbleby is retiring as host of Question Time after almost 25 years in the job. Question Tine has become something of a national institution since it was first broadcast on BBC One back in 1979 with […]

While I was driving home the other day I tuned into an oldies station, not unlike the wonderful Forever FM on Peter Kay’s Car Share. Listening to Sting’s If I Ever Lose My Faith in You, I was struck by the line “ You could say I’d lost my belief in our politicians. They all […]

I read an article in the CIPR’s Influence magazine this week about the social media habits of the UK. The story, which was based on research by OnePoll, didn’t really tell me anything that I didn’t know already, but sometimes it can be reassuring to have your opinions validated by a third party. The survey […]

I never thought that I would ever mention Michael Gove and Roger Daltrey in the same sentence but, since both have been making the headlines in the last few days, here we go. Daltrey has been criticising Jeremy Corbyn while Gove has, somewhat bizarrely, been comparing himself to Ike Turner. The press picked up on […]

Earlier this month I read a PRCA report which declared that the average annual salary in the PR industry is currently £45k. The same report goes on to say that the average annual income for a Freelance PR is £57k. I came across a similar CIPR survey last year which put the average PR salary […]

The local elections in England last week didn’t really produce any shocks. As is often the case with local elections, the turnout was disappointingly poor, as low as 17 per cent in some places. The fact that UKIP voters switched back to the Conservatives was no great surprise to anyone. The Labour Party however ought […]

Are you ordinary? It’s not a question I’d thought much about myself until I read last week about a YouGov survey carried out for The Times which suggested that the older you get the more ordinary you consider yourself to be. When I read the definition of what counted as an “ordinary person” I initially […]