Monthly Archives: November 2018

GDPR Six Months On

Just six months ago (25 May to be precise) the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (commonly known as GDPR) came into force. GDPR gave us all the right to control who holds information on us, what information is held and how that information is used. Six months on, has it made any difference? I would […]

Using Your Influencers

Is Public Relations really just a profession for young people? It can sometimes feel that way to old timers like me. When I started off in this game we mainly used the print media to communicate our message to the intended audience. Now it seems that PR practitioners are increasingly working with influencers. For those […]

What a Bunch of Twits!

One of the more interesting media stories to emerge this week concerned an ill advised late night social media post by Andrew Neil. It seems that Neil, who presents a number of political programmes for the BBC, sent a tweet at 3.15am which described Observer journalist Carole Cadwalladr as a “mad cat woman” and referred […]

Word Up

The lexicographers who compile the Collins Dictionary have this week named  “single-use” as their Word of the Year for 2018. When you remember that the previous four winners of the title were “photobomb”, “Brexit”, “binge-watch” and “fake news” you can surely see why this actually matters. It’s as if the dictionary is holding up a […]