Run a dynamic internship – without the resources of a FTSE 100 corporate
It is Northern Lights PR’s 20th anniversary this year. To celebrate we wanted to do something new and different that reflected our values – had heart, made a difference and shared our PR skills. When Heather McGregor of Taylor Bennett told me
Five good reasons why Facebook is good for business
When we talk to clients about social media they usually dismiss Facebook as not being appropriate for their business. But if you are working with or targeting young professionals then you should certainly be considering Facebook as part of your marketing
Ten easy ways to use LinkedIn for networking
This was the topic of my CIPR breakfast briefing for the Yorkshire & Lincolnshire group of the Chartered Institute of PR and we had an interesting mix of consultancy/in-house and private/public sector. What I found interesting was that comms professionals
If you have one shred of doubt left about the business value of LinkedIn…….
If you have one shred of doubt left about the business value of LinkedIn……. Read this! Just see what discussions can be developing about your business behind your back – and how, if you are alert, you can dive into the conversation and
Handling FOI requests – an opportunity not a threat to public sector comms teams
Last week, the CIPR’s Yorkshire and Lincolnshire group held a workshop for public sector communicators on handling Freedom of Information (FOI) requests. We ran the event in response to growing concern about the increasing volume of requests received
Are PR professionals going to get serious about strategic blogging?
In the last year we have been trying to recruit a senior member of our team. We have interviewed in-house and agency PR people, journalists, social media specialists. But very few are able to combine good old fashioned PR with online skills. And
How do you make internal communications strategic – and achieve business results?
Last month I delivered a course for the CIPR on strategic internal communications – it is clearly a hot topic at the moment: I was brought in at the last minute as the course was over-booked and even my back-up course was full on the day! There were
Are there risks to guest blogging and posting on LinkedIn? Tips on how to protect yourself against Google penalties
Guest blogging – writing articles to be posted on other people’s websites – is a really useful tool in the content marketing toolbox. And when it comes to content marketing, the more mentions and links the better. Increased reach, more exposure
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.