If you're 'bored of diversity' in the creative industries, you're bored of what fuels brilliant work
What a weekus horribilus for Justin Tindall. It all started on a yellow-skied Tuesday when Campaign pressed 'publish' on a piece in which he claimed he was "bored of diversity being prioritised over talent".
I can barely plan what I'm having for dinner tomorrow, let alone plan for 20 or 30 years into the future.
Podcasts reach audiences which traditional comms strategies cannot, so is it time for brands to listen in?
Latest research in the US and UK provides strong evidence that podcast listening is forming a key part of our weekly media diet.
I love the Today programme. I adore the Today programme. I listen to the Today programme every morning. It's my anchor in the stormy sea of current affairs; the light that leads the way in the gloom of the early morning.
Since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of eight, I have always been hyper-aware of how it differentiated me from my peers.
After her wooden, some might say robotic, performances during the General Election, Theresa May's supporters were willing her to show her authentic self in the leader's speech at the Conservative Party Conference last week.
International Day of the Girl: Two years on, 'Like a Girl' still has something to teach communicators
Two years after it launched, P&G's Like A Girl is still being cited as a great campaign; I was wondering what makes that work so evocative, that it hangs around in our consciousness when other campaigns, award-winning or not, just fade away.
Around 9,000 employers will have to report their gender pay gap by April next year, but while the Government guidelines thoroughly explain the reporting procedure, there is very little information about how to communicate your data.
In years gone by, outsiders could be forgiven for thinking that the PR industry was all about long lunches and glamorous parties.
A few months back I was asked to contribute to a global innovation and advisory report entitled 'Surviving Marketing Fails'.
As an industry, PR is highly inclusive of women. Or so it seems. Women comprise 64 per cent of the total workforce, yet only 13 per cent inhabit board-level and partner positions.
It was 200 years ago, during the Industrial Revolution, that factory owner Robert Owen first began campaigning for improved working conditions, the lynchpin of which was the concept of the eight-hour working day.
For journalists, copy approval is just an opportunity for PRs to make stories boring or self-serving
For many years I worked in the world of food and drink journalism (pubs, clubs, hotels, restaurants) and because it's not a highly technical area, my view on copy approval would be simple: none is required.
Preparing for the worst is a joyless task - but it is essential for organisations to stand the best chance of dealing with an emergency or crisis effectively.
The mood of the Conservative party conference stands in direct contrast to last week's Labour conference in Brighton.
A sanctuary for discarded pool inflatables, Marmite DNA tests, #TakeAKnee and Premier League stars talk poetry... PRWeek UK chooses its top September campaigns. Vote below for your favourite.
Something about starting my career in PR reminds me of the advanced mathematics textbook I used to slave over in high school back when I was 18 years old.
As I write, the Local Government Association is working with our councillors, national politicians and stakeholders - including think tanks, charities and businesses - to ensure that local government's priorities are heard across the party conferences.
Labour's largely unexpected General Election showing led to the 'out of power for a generation' predictions being torn up.
When I started out in public relations, I felt like I'd snuck a peek 'behind the Wizard's curtain'.
When people ask me about whether I'm excited about having a baby I always respond "yes, absolutely" (well that's what they want to hear and because, of course, it is true).
I find it extraordinary that public relations is an industry many struggle to understand and define, especially when it comes to our role with sales.
Charities need to face up to criticism and communicate more effectively, says Russell Hargrave, media manager at NPC
Only well-run pitch processes give agencies the chance to present their best work - to the ultimate benefit of the client.
Anyone can string a sentence together, but don't make the mistake of thinking anyone can do it well, says Wyn Matthews, editorial manager at Word Association.
Confectionery brand Skittles showed less can be more when responding to a tricky comms situation.
Team GB and the wider British Olympic Association played a blinder in August. Aside from the athletes' medals haul, the reputation management and comms were gold standard.
There is, famously, no 'I' in 'team', but the extraordinary way in which the Pokémon Go phenomenon has played out this month leads to the question: how much 'PR' is there in 'viral'?
Sometimes, PRWeek's UK team has a tough time selecting its Flop of the Month.
Sir Philip Green's summer has gone from bad to worse. First he was grilled by select committees on the demise of BHS, with his prickly demeanour not going down well.
Although there may be legitimate reasons for doing so, trying to muzzle the press with court orders has a nasty habit of backfiring on celebrities who take this course.