Thank you to everyone who has so far responded to last week's open invitation to debate how best to improve the reputation of the PR profession.
They are routinely dubbed 'town hall Pravdas' or publications in which 'the sun always shines.'
I'm excited to be chairing the judging for this year's PRWeek Awards.
In 1986 when Alex Ferguson became Manchester United manager, the club had a value of £15m, a sum that might buy a decent midfield player today.
The nightmare is almost over for Boeing's Dreamliner. Airlines have resumed flights of the new aircraft three months after the model was grounded globally following battery fires on two of the planes.
At a presentation given in Washington last week by one of the PR firms active on the US political scene, one could not help being struck by the gulf between the official figures and the public mood.
Getting the basics right is a phrase that perhaps most often pops up on training courses, in interviews, or during pitches.
Having previously worked as an in-house marketing and PR manager, I know how challenging and rewarding a career in PR can be.
Quite aside from the recent dramas, it's fair to say Max Clifford is one of the more controversial characters in our business. Among his peers he often polarises opinion.
In a week when the profession's reputation and standing in the eyes of Joe Public sank lower than a snake's armpit, it has been hard to shake the feeling that many PR people are indeed cobblers' children.
A worsening financial crisis, growing distrust of politicians, concern over a scarcity of natural resources and the rapidly evolving nature of technology are just some factors reshaping society at all levels.
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Education Secretary Michael Gove was discovered to have based a claim of 'disturbing historical ignorance' among teenagers in an article he wrote for The Mail on Sunday in March partly on statistics from PR surveys by Premier Inn and UKTV Gold.
A small, yet fundamental, change in the fag-end days of the last Parliament altered the way select committees are chosen and is having a profound effect on the way that they do business.
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