In a twelve-part series, experts at VMA give readers some career planning advice
It's January, which means job boards ploughing money into ad campaigns in an attempt to give us all itchy feet...
Comms practitioners do not get out enough and mix outside of a certain familiar demographic - and in not doing so they fail to deliver the quality of advice that they could.
Diversity is a serious issue for public relations. If you're an agency with a regional office pretending this makes you diverse, please stop.
This year will see a major shake-up of the Metropolitan Police's internal comms, with the Government Communication Service's approach to planning and evaluation to be applied to Britain's biggest police force.
I was born in Tanzania to a Ugandan father and a Rwandan-Tanzanian mother. I'm always surprised by those that talk about Africa as if it's a country and Africans as if we are all the same.
Flack on Friday: Agency boss changes name to Mr PR (seriously), plus cats, food sex, pop stars and football Tom-foolery
In Flack this week: Agency chief takes new name after losing bet, Weber trainee hits the right notes, and which PR agency has added an extra pay day to lift employees' January blues?
Tamsin*, 25, from north west London is black British. She studied marketing and media communications at the University of East London before seeking her first job in the industry.
Despite the detriment to its work and reputation, the PR industry is still struggling to think differently about how it can diversify its workforce.
Golin has pledged to house new interns rent-free in London Zones One or Two for their first month, and offer an interest-free loan for a deposit and first month's rent in the capital.
Over my 18 years or so in B2B journalism it's clear to me that the two professions share many of the same skills and attributes - and that the disciplines are rapidly converging.
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