For those in PR – when you take the ‘King’s Shilling’ do you think you should bite the hand that feeds you?

I've done this, that and a bit of the other working in different jobs in what some people (including me usually but not always) call public relations. My branches of PR have been political campaigning, public affairs and corporate communications. I've done stuff which harvests votes for political candidates, persuaded people to change (or not) …

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Taking Mental Health Seriously

I read a statistic this morning which really stopped me in my tracks. The Public Relations & Communications Association (PRCA) in the UK says 59% of PR and communications practitioners have suffered from mental health issues. They have released a very impressive looking toolkit which includes a reference to a #FuturePRoof report on mental health which …

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To make the most of Brexit, maybe we need to be a little less British.

The British just love it when things go wrong. When things don't go wrong or not as badly wrong as we had feared, we look for the bad  apple in the barrel so we can fix our attention on that one. It's a national trait. If we could sum up being British in a phrase …

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