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Presidential visit

Thursday night saw the comms version of Airforce one roll into town (via a five hour train journey) as the new CIPR President Sarah Pinch visited Newcastle to explain her vision for the next 12 months. 338 more words

Media And Communications

Are we falling for it?

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This week many people around the world have been talking about Madonna’s fall during her performance at The Brit awards. The Brit awards are a yearly event in the UK, which recognises musical talent from across the globe, with a host of different award categories. 671 more words


The Happy Lollipop Man

When it’s Happy Lollipop Man verses Grumpy Local Authority there’s only ever going to be one winner.

But West Dunbartonshire Council are quite right.

You can’t have lollipop operators – happy or otherwise – pissing around giving kids high fives. 396 more words


Remember your Ps

Public relations is about credibility. To have an objective third-party (the media) talk about your product (destination, venue) – even if what is being said is not entirely positive – is to achieve a kind of validity that lies beyond the reach of advertising. 522 more words

Meetings Industry

Week 4: Exploring Promotional Culture in Journalism and PR

Promotional culture plays an essential part in PR and journalism due to how the “contemporary society has become more promotional” (Miller, 2010). Both PR and promotional culture play a central part in governmental, business and trade union strategies. 416 more words

Birmingham City University

The Brit Awards 2015: The good, the bad and the crazy!

Favourite Geordie duo Ant and Dec hosted this year’s star studded event showing off Britain’s talented artists as well as global superstars taking the stage and showing what an impact they’ve made to the UK music scene over the past year. 753 more words


What’s the hype over hyperlocal? If you’re in comms, PR, or marketing, you shouldn’t be asking that question

(I was asked to write this blog post by Cardiff University’s Centre for Community Journalism and it originally featured on their website. It was also posted on the… 523 more words