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What Did We Do to Deserve This?

I’ve tried not to mention Brexit in these posts, like most people I’m more than a little weary of it. However I found myself with a lot to think about after watching Brexit: The Uncivil War on Channel Four last week. I found it a slightly strange experience to watch a fact based TV drama […]

Happy New Year

First of all, may I begin by wishing you all a Happy New Year. You don’t need to be Mystic Meg to predict that the year is likely to be dominated by Brexit. On the political front the posh boys on the Tory right (Johnson, Rees Mogg, etc) may well succeed in their desire to […]

Review of 2018

I can’t imagine that too many people will be looking back on 2018 with any degree of fondness. On the political front, the never ending Brexit saga has moved from tragedy to farce and has also demonstrated that the current crop of UK politicians are a fairly mediocre and uninspiring bunch. As if that wasn’t […]

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 […]