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.
How do you stay young and relevant in your 60s? (and 70s and 80s!)
This blog first appeared on Prime Women I mentioned before that we’ve been helping people to find purpose in, and enjoy, their ‘unretirement’. So it set me thinking. How can you stay young in mind, up-to-date and relevant once you have left full-time
The 4 risks of mergers & acquisitions: can you avoid them?
This blog first appeared on influenceonline.co.uk Mergers and acquisitions are typified by power games – everyone wants to be on the ‘winning’ side – and excitability about the potential for increased profits. In this blog I want to look at the
Leaders are failing their PR teams – agencies and corporates alike
Over the years, I have trained communications teams and professionals in everything from internal and crisis comms to social media and presentation skills. I must have trained hundreds in the last few years – and gosh, what insights. My big conclusion?
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
The BBC gender pay gap – can women negotiate as well as men?
Last week the BBC published its list of ‘star salaries’ and caused a furore on the shocking gender pay gap. In all the discussions, however, no-one is looking at one aspect of women at work – their ability to negotiate pay and believe in their worth.
Time to rethink dyslexia – ability not disability?
Until four years ago my understanding of dyslexia was limited. The little I knew was gained from seeing friends of my children given extra time for exams, reading a few articles and hearing the despair of parents who were trying to help their children