Category: Public Relations
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?
6 ways to use LinkedIn for a new career – for 50 and 60 year olds!
The other night I spent an hour with a lovely person who is 53 and looking for a new career. Let’s call her Martha. She is looking for a new job, a City finance role. She’s also got ideas for a business and I was helping her look at options and
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.
How to Take Constructive Criticism in 6 Steps: A Priceless Gift
Prime Women asked me to write about this subject, as it is something that has been asked by readers: How should you take constructive criticism? It is one of those interesting topics that I thought many would have a view on. They do! I put it out on
Why organisations should have a plan to engage with politicians
Too many organisations are often guilty of only engaging with elected representatives when things go wrong. We’ve all seen the headlines and cringed a bit at what’s gone on. And too many communications professionals make the same mistake – and aren’t
How do you evaluate Christmas TV ads – warm glow or hard sales?
Last week my daughter emailed me with a link and message saying ‘cutest ad ever’. It was! It was the Heathrow Airport teddies Christmas ad (click on the link below and you might need a hankie). However, I had just got back from delivering a CIPR