Leadership In Crisis: PRs Can Learn From Politicians

Crisis communications and political speeches_Matt Silver PR

If we think of well-known crises and the key communications activity that took place within them, we often think of politics and political leaders. As we continue to experience the worst global crisis in modern times with the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s worth exploring what good communication in a crisis looks like, and what, if anything, we can learn from history.

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Is Trust In Our Institutions Declining?

Trust in Institutions

In recent times, every new year seems to have begun with the declaration that our trust in institutions is changing, and for the most part we hear it has been on the decline. But in 2020, fresh questions have been asked about the research driving those conversations. It might be the only public relations IP known beyond our industry bubble, but should it be considered anything more than a clever lead-gen asset?

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What Can PR Learn from Politics?

Westminster Politics_Matt Silver PR

With election campaigns almost at a close and social media having been a key battleground, we take a helicopter view of some of the tactics political parties have been using – and observe how the speed and complexity of communications is so important in any fast-moving digital campaign.

In a world where public debate is increasingly polarised, the PR, content-writing and campaign planning skills of skilled public relations practitioners can help clients navigate this complex landscape, capturing the zeitgeist without tripping up. Many of the tactics and techniques we’ll cover are not exclusive to the political environment; businesses can learn from them too.

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The Debate About #AIinPR Is Just Getting Started

CIPR #AiPR Tools Stack Artificial Intelligence

Six months on from the CIPR’s #AIinPR panel’s establishment, the conversations about how technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning may impact the practice of public relations are only just getting started. As we head in to the second half of the year expect to hear much more about the kind of changes we’re likely to see as a result of these technologies gaining a foothold in our day-to-day lives.

When the Chartered Institute of Public Relations launched the #AIinPR Panel earlier this year, we aimed to explore the impact of artificial intelligence on communications and to start a debate about what this all means for our industry, businesses, clients, and careers.

I think it is safe to say we have done that. (more…)

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