Why I would #VoteJasonCIPR

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.

Jason McKenzie CIPR President Elections
Jason MacKenzie, candidate for CIPR President 2017

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.

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Fitbit: Using It And Losing It

I’ll admit it, I’m one of *those* people. I resolved to do something differently in 2015.


In 2014 I was forced to buy a new pair of jeans, not because they had worn out, and not because they had shrunk either, but because I had expanded. I’ve always been a bit of a yo-yo-er but last year was different.

I had taken on too many responsibilities, and didn’t have time to get enough sleep let alone exercise. I was always sat at one desk or another and when I wasn’t I was sat on public transport travelling between them. I knew I needed to do something about it, but my hands were tied by commitments until well into December.


I decided I’d make the festive season something of a last hurrah, and see out the year somewhat decadently, starting afresh in the new year with a goal and strategy in mind.

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