CIPR Report Another Wake Up Call For ‘Profession’

CIPR State of the Profession Report #StateOfPR

Earlier today the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) published its annual State of the Profession report, and it’s not an easy read.

It highlights the same issues we have seen in these reports for the last few years and despite lots of talk about becoming more professional, tackling a lack of diversity and gender imbalance, it seems little has changed. (more…)

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Review: Robert Phillips – Trust Me, PR Is Dead

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After a year or so of trolling the PR industry about its ‘inevitable demise’, Robert Phillips has published his second book, Trust Me, PR is Dead.

As one of the 250 people that ‘supported’ the book on Unbound, the crowdfunding publisher, I received an electronic version a few days ago, ahead of the hardback copy in March (I’m told). And now having read it, I find myself agreeing with more than I anticipated and much of what Robert said.

That is, perhaps, because Phillips didn’t reveal the whole story about his latest work – something he chastises organisations for in its pages – it isn’t simply about public relations and what he describes as its point of no return, it has a much wider remit that encompasses trust, leadership, business, politics and society too. (more…)

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