As we approach the end of the year and we all feel a little reflective, I thought I’d pick out some of the events and stories from the past twelve months that we’ll all be familiar with and highlight what we can learn from them. (more…)
As a relatively recent graduate and therefore associate member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations I don’t get a vote in the elections that will decide our professional body’s 2017 president. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t have a view on who should take up that position.
It still somewhat irks me that the more junior members of our body have little say in the direction it takes, despite what the CIPR itself was planning a little over a year ago.
That being said, the candidate I would vote for – had I the ability to do so – is actively engaging with and listening to the views of practitioners who, like me, are still in the early stages of their PR careers.
That candidate is Jason MacKenzie.
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…)