Social Leaders: The Growing Importance Of Executive Communications

Executive Communications and Social Leadership on LinkedIn/Social Media

There has long been talk about the need for organisations’ senior leaders to embrace more social forms of communication. The evolution of social media channels towards more publishing-centric models has meant that it is now more important than ever for executives to be mindful of their online presence.

The opportunities that modern, social and digital-led executive communications programmes present are almost too numerous to mention. In the past ‘profiling’ campaigns may have been seen as having limited value or simply exercises in vanity, in the current business and media environment they are an invaluable part of an organisation’s communications activity.
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What I’ll Be Thinking And Writing About In 2018

The first few weeks of every new year come replete with many people making resolutions, promising themselves they will take/or stop taking an action of some kind or change their behaviour in some meaningful way over the coming 12 months.

While I didn’t really have formal resolutions, or make them widely known last year, there were a few things in the back of my mind that I tried to do better or more of throughout 2017. (more…)

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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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Top Ten Things SMEs Overlook

On Tuesday evening I was invited to a meeting of JCI Harrogate, with guest speaker Mark Deere (from Supporting SME Leaders) giving a presentation on ‘Ten Things Small and Medium Sized Businesses Overlook’.

This was my first experience of the new branch of the networking and professional development group, and after hearing a little more about JCI and the benefits of becoming a member, I’m sure it won’t be my last.

During the course of the evening Mark shared some fascinating insights from his experience in the Marines, running a Plc and his current role. (more…)

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