Category: Crisis communications
Is the PR/comms industry dying while we still discuss press releases?
Over the last year, I have increasingly felt the traditional PR and comms industry is dying – I believe our sector must recognise this and help practitioners to adapt. Ten years ago, we were at a similar cross-roads as social media invaded the PR space.
What are the lessons for communications professionals from the Bell Pottinger scandal?
The expulsion of Bell Pottinger from the PRCA looks like it will have grave consequences for the firm, and made the rest of the PR industry stop and think. The trade body has been clear; the company’s work with Oakbay Investments in South Africa has
‘SORRY can be a hard word for corporations to say’ – The Economist
Earlier this week I heard one of the most inspiring leadership interviews on the radio ever (go to 2.18 on the link). And the issue he addressed was one that every business needs to think about. John McEwan, now chief executive of the UK’s largest travel
Keeping business communications alive over the holiday season
It’s that time of year again when half the country ups sticks and abandons Blighty for two weeks of sunburn, sangria and the squirts. Holiday season is upon us once again and that can present major problems for businesses of all sizes as they work to
Responding to a crisis in schools – practical tips for head teachers
Handling a crisis in schools – practical tips for head teachers and governors. Plan ahead, be honest and transparent, communicate with everyone from staff to parents, media to community groups. Get yourself some expert help – it can be a lonely
Twitter – Tweeters warned about contempt of court – could your tweet land you in jail?
The attorney general, Dominic Grieve QC MP and the Lord Chief Justice for England and Wales the Lord Thomas yesterday published a revised judicial protocol and revised guidance on the disclosure of unused material in criminal cases. In plain English,
Journalist turned PR – how to fight back from negative press
This week, a new chapter opened in my career as I joined the fantastic team at Northern Lights PR as an account executive. A ‘proper’ title for someone who trained as a journalist with Thomson Regional Newspapers where job titles were an irrelevance