Monthly Archives: November 2013

Local Matters

Earlier this week I visited the CIPR’s Public Relations Show 2013 at the Business Design Centre in Islington.  While there I had a very interesting conversation with an executive from one of the broadcast monitoring companies.  She told me that her clients, almost all of them PR Consultancies with blue chip clients, were only really […]

The Young Ones

 You may have read the article in the current issue of PR Week headlined “Young Gifted and Flack?” which features a CIPR scheme to educate teenagers about PR.  I was one of the CIPR members who went along to the school hall in Liverpool that Friday morning to work with the 16 to 18 year […]

Keep it simple

A few years ago the Chief Executive of a Council which I was working for accepted an invitation from a local radio station to be interviewed live on their breakfast programme about the Council’s performance. My colleagues and I in the communications team prepared him as best we could, giving him an extensive list of […]

Sorry still seems to be the hardest word

There was an interesting piece in the Daily Telegraph earlier this week by Esther Rantzen in which she questions the “endless demonisation” of Sharon Shoesmith. As most of you will know, Shoesmith was in charge of Children’s Services at Haringey at the time of the infamous Baby P case. Rantzen argues, not unreasonably, that Shoesmith […]