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Hacking workflow with Google Docs

Google has a suite of web-based applications for office tasks such a finance and writing. The so-called Google Drive apps are stripped down to the most common functions that you […]

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The real PR professionals are stepping forward

Emma Jacobs writing in the Financial Times this week dismissed public relations practitioners as gatekeepers to the media and called for organisations to communicate directly with journalists. If public relations practitioners do […]

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Digital transformation: we’ve so much to do to remove friction

I’m taking some time off with my family in London this week. We’ve booked tickets variously for the theatre, train and swimming. Each time we’ve received an email confirmation stating […]

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The Chartered PR Practitioner Q&A: Matt Appleby on the rebirth of public relations

One of my commitments as CIPR President was to promote the value of learning and development as a foundation for professionalism. Throughout the year I’m going to blog interviews with […]

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IBM report spotlights shift to the social and digital organization

The narrative of public relations, marketing and sales over the last five years is a shift to using new forms of media and devices to engage with customers and prospects […]

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CIPR President’s Q1 2014 report: Focus on vision and purpose

Last year I set out ten pledges as a candidate for President of the CIPR in 2014. Members of the Institute elected me to the role and I started my […]

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#PRredefined

#PRredefined is a new initiative with a bold ambition – to stimulate new thinking about the theory and practice of public relations, ultimately changing how public relations is defined  – and […]

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#EbookInADay update and a publication date

#EbookInADay was planned over a month and created in a day by PR students at Southampton Solent University. It was inspired by a project at Boston University. I challenged my […]

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The Chartered PR Practitioner Q&A: Peter Walker on globalisation

One of my commitments as CIPR President was to promote the value of learning and development as a foundation for professionalism. Throughout the year I’m going to blog interviews with […]

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The reinvention of public relations

The CIPR East Anglia group invited me to open its Reinvention of PR conference in Cambridge today. It was a cracking event that pulled in speakers from Cambridge University, eBay, […]

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Early lessons from the #ebookinaday project at Southampton Solent University

The premise of the #ebookinaday project is straightforward. 45 PR students at Southampton Solent University, split into eight groups under the guidance of course leader Catherine Sweet, are running and […]

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Introducing the Solent University public relations ebook in a day project

Eight months ago I wrote a blog post about a project at Boston University. A team of 24 students conceived, wrote and designed a book in three hours. The result […]