We don't want to be loved, what we need and deserve is a little respect

The morning after the PRCA national awards, Stephen Waddington and I spoke together at an event hosted by The Crowd And I. Entitled #Future PR, it discussed the industry's response to criticism of our trade. We were asked for our thoughts on The Independent's Ian Burrell's sweeping ­assertion that the past 12 months had been "a PR disaster for PR". Not surprisingly, we both rejected that view, and with some enthusiasm.

by Francis Ingham

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