Monthly Archives: October 2015

How can we do more with less?

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations published a very thought provoking report on public sector communications last week. Titled Influence for Impact it examines the many challenges faced by those of us who work in communications for local authorities, the NHS and blue light services. In particular it looks at how public sector PRs are […]

Rugby makes a drama out of a crisis

You know you are dealing with a crisis when a Cabinet Minister, the Lord Chancellor no less, describes the situation as perhaps the greatest injustice we have seen on British soil since the Bloody Assizes. Michael Gove was of course describing the controversial penalty decision by South African referee Craig Joubert in last Sunday’s Rugby […]

Can The Apprentices save the Northern Powerhouse?

There was an interesting interview in the Daily Telegraph earlier this week with Nick Hewer, the former PR agency boss who is now best known for his stint as Sir Alan Sugar’s sidekick on The Apprentice. In the interview Hewer was sceptical about George Osborne’s plans for a Northern Powerhouse, describing Salford (where Hewer records […]

Stage whispers

I’ve often said in these posts that I believe that culture can play an important part in helping to regenerate cities and encourage civic pride. I was reminded of that earlier this week when I watched the BBC documentary Blood and Glitter: 70 years of the Citizens Theatre. The programme, available on the BBC i-player […]

Tied up in Knots

One of the more interesting media stories to emerge this week is that BBC Economics Editor Robert Peston is on the point of leaving the BBC to join ITN. The BBC are so keen to hang on to Peston that they are believed to be offering him a regular role on Newsnight. For many newspapers […]