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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What I’ve Learned At Different PR

I’ve been on placement with Harrogate-based Different PR since October 2012, typically in the office one or two days per week during term-time and full-time over the summer and other university breaks.

I feel I’ve learned an awful lot working at Different PR, the fact that it’s a small agency has been a real benefit I think. Because it’s relatively small I know the team and how they work very well, and unlike placements at larger agencies where smaller, more menial tasks can be the norm, I’ve been allowed to spend the vast majority of my time there really contributing to the work the company does for its clients.

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