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May 9, 2013 #Commschat on cyber security

Cyber security has become a serious issue for everyone from a Facebook account holder to a small business to the armed forces. Twitter is especially prone to hacks, both serious and humorous. Regardless of the severity, maintaining security on social media and in digital communications can impact an organisation’s reputation. Chris Woods, digital director from […]

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April 16, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on crisis comms

Last week, we were joined by a roster of esteemed crisis management and PR guests including: Nick Parker from The Writer, Enda Joyce from Hanover and Lisa Ronchetti from Ad Hoc PR. We discussed leadership, social media and reputation in crisis communications. And much more. Here are some highlighted tweets: @endajoyce77: A decent plan gives […]

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April 11, 2013 #CommsChat on breaking bad news and crisis comms

Last week, the news that Lady Margaret Thatcher spread across the internet within minutes. Governments must and do have extensive mechanisms for breaking news such as this. Indeed spokesmen confirmed the rumours from the Ritz Hotel, where Thatcher had been staying. Companies also need or have mechanisms for spreading news, good or bad. The threat […]

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April 4, 2013 #CommsChat on recruitment in the communications industry

The comms job marketplace has always been a competitive one. Now, with the rise of apprenticeships and training-based qualifications, a competitive industry has become an even more crowded one. #CommsChat be joined by Alice Weightman from Hanson Search, a comms recruitment specialist, who will discuss the latest trends and challenges facing communications hopefuls. The topics […]

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March 26, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on charities and rebrands

Last week, we had a fantastic lineup of guests on #CommsChat, including: Jan Peters, MD of USP Creative, who oversaw the rebrand of Alder Hey Children’s Charity; Mark Scott, head of brand at The Donkey Sanctuary and Paul Middlebrook, MD of The Allotment. For more info on the rebrands, read about Oli the Oliphant and […]

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March 22, 2013 #CommsChat on third sector rebrands

Last week Communicate magazine’s Transform Awards celebrated the best in European rebranding. One of the programme’s strongest categories was the charity and non-profit sector. #CommsChat asked some of the winning organisations to be guests on Monday’s chat. The Alder Hey Children’s Charity’s (@alderheycharity) bronze award-winning rebrand was carried out by USP Creative (@USPCreative), who will both […]

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March 12, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on media relations

Last week, we featured author of The M-Factor: Media Confidence for Business Leaders and Managers, Tom Maddocks (@tommaddocks1) on #CommsChat. We discussed various aspects of media relations from crisis comms to social media. Take a look at some of our highlighted tweets below and check out Tom’s book via the link above. @Maxim_PR ‘No comment’ is […]

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March 8, 2013 #CommsChat on media relations with Tom Maddocks

Tom Maddocks (@tommaddocks1) has been a media skills expert and has been training communications professionals in media relations for the past ten years. Working in finance, technology and media, the media coach and journalist has a strong base from which to provide communications strategies and advice. His new book, The M-factor: Media Confidence for Business […]

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February 18, 2013 #CommsChat on tablets in the communications industry

Tablets have revolutionised the way in which we do everything from shop to watch TV to communicate. The opportunities for using tablets in the comms industry have only just begun to be explored. This week, on #CommsChat, we’ll be joined by a few industry experts who will provide expertise and background on the way tablets […]

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February 6, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on diversity in PR

Last week, we were joined by representatives from the CIPR and PRCA, both of whom have initiatives aiming to alleviate the obstacles facing PR industry jobseekers. The CIPR’s Diversity Working Group was represented by Alex Louis (@commsnetwork) and Matt Cartmell (@mattcartmell), comms director at the PRCA which recently launched its Diversity Network. The debate ranged […]

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