Week One: Twenty One

Okay so we’re 8 days into 2021, and it’s already proving a challenge for us all; lockdown again (like the first one, but without the novelty and excitement of the unknown), civil unrest in America with Trump supporters breaking into the Capitol building (with seemingly no trouble doing so) and we’ve all likely finished the […]

Do Global PR Networks Work?

Global PR networks are a bit like business development agencies – promise a lot and they don’t deliver but part of the fault lies with the agency for not committing investment to it. That’s certainly been our experience in the past. We’ve tried a number over the years and we’d give it a go only […]

Communicating through Coronavirus – 6 lessons for the future

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The way we’ve communicated and what we’ve communicated during the coronavirus sums up who we are and what we stand for. So, what are communications takeaways from coronavirus that we can take forward into new norm. Here’s six for starters based on our advice to our clients. 1. Be clear, transparent and factual in your […]

Part 3: How to have a conversation about mental health in the workplace?

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How to end the conversation So, was this a ‘blockbuster’ all in one story, or will there be more to come? Was it just the first chapter of your colleague’s book, or even a contribution to a compilation of short stories within your business? Just as a story concludes, or perhaps gives you a glimpse […]

Part 2: How to have a conversation about mental health in the workplace?

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Creating the middle conversation You are now in a conversation, feeling comfortable and relaxed but wondering how to move to the next part of the story. As with a book, if the chapters jump from one subject to another without any obvious thread of continuity, the reader can become confused and have to re-read the […]

Part 1: How to have a conversation about mental health in the workplace?

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Starting a conversation well and knowing how to manage what might come up will help you and your colleague get the most from it. Think of it as a story having a beginning, a middle and an end – perhaps it will be a ‘blockbuster’ one off or maybe the first chapter in a book. […]

Communicating through coronavirus: the winners and losers

There have been some shining examples of effective communications over the last few months since the pandemic took hold. At the same time there have been some PR disasters which as one expert commented could lead to a ‘reputation recession’ for some brands post COVID-19. So, which brands and leaders have won the hearts and […]

Top tips for podcast recording

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With more time on our hands and the increasing desire to consume engaging and informative content, this could be an optimal time to experiment with podcasting. Around 7.1 million people in the UK now listen to podcasts each week, according to Ofcom. That’s an increase of 24% over the past year. The demand is growing, […]

Labour wipes slate clean and begins new era

The headlines: Sir Keir Starmer won with 56.2% on the 1st round of voting. Rebecca Long Bailey came second on 27.6% and Lisa Nandy third on 16.2%. Lisa Nandy received more votes amongst Affiliate and Registered members to Rebecca Long Bailey. Angela Rayner won the Deputy Leader race with 52.6% on the 3rd round of […]