Dominic Cummings: the strategist who was the most successful in the 2016 campaign to leave the European Union; the person who tapped into a pulse of dissatisfaction with ‘metropolitan elites’ to help win the 2019 general election; and, of course, Boris Johnson’s chief adviser – the man the Prime Minister apparently could not afford to lose.
My father-in-law was raised in 1950s Kenya. He was taught from an early age to respect different cultures and always be mindful not to ‘tread on people’s sensitivities,’ as he puts it.
June is fast becoming known across the world as Pride month.
From the editor-in-chief: Edelman’s u-turn on cuts leaves him red-faced but we should avoid schadenfreude
Richard Edelman’s described his decision yesterday to cut seven per cent of his agency’s global workforce – nearly 400 people - as "heart breaking" and the hardest decision he’s had to make in 23 years’ leading the PR firm.
The end of lockdown will not mean a return to business as usual, but the beginning of a new era which may force radical changes to many organisations.
As the world tackles the first truly global health emergency of the 21st century, what we say and do now will have long-term repercussions that open brands up to acclaim, ignominy and everything in between.
It's not often a chief executive receives positive feedback after announcing a 25 per cent cut in their company's workforce.
John Duncan - a corporate PR stalwart and veteran of NatWest, American Express, Inchcape and Dewe Rogerson - died earlier this month after contracting COVID-19. His friend, the journalist Ian Griffiths, looks back with fondness at his time with 'JD'.
From the Editor-in-Chief: ‘The PR leaders I speak to are deeply shocked by the Government’s deteriorating comms performance’
Almost every comms professional in the country has spent the past week intrigued/captivated/horrified (delete as appropriate) by the communications performance of the British Government.
24 hours earlier, a shabby, sneering Cummings said he didn’t care what people thought.
Amid this one huge thing, it is the small and personal that take on increasing importance.
At the beginning of March, when I touched down at Heathrow after an incredible holiday in New Zealand, my role was evenly split between external and internal comms.
Week 10 working from home, the warm spring mornings continue to bring cheer and I’ve been reading a lot about how we could all WFH forever, as Twitter suggested last week.
Hope&Glory PR has collated its favourite creative work from around the world during the coronavirus lockdown. Here's my pick of the entries.
Just like Parliament itself, politics isn’t built for social distancing.
A good slogan inspires unity and action, while a poorly crafted one will land in a politician’s face like spit in the wind.
COVID-19 has brought sudden and extreme change to our lives.
It takes a white-hot news story to bring out the best in a journalist.
PRCA research recently talked about the state of the PR industry during the COVID-19 pandemic; despite almost half of agencies furloughing staff or making redundancies, there’s still optimism.
From beer brands hosting a virtual graduation to whisky puzzles – PR is helping brands connect to consumers in new ways during the lockdown.
'These are whose industry shoes I would step into' – What Inspires Me with One Green Bean's Kat Thomas
This week we talk creative inspiration with Kat Thomas, founder and global executive creative director of One Green Bean.
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.