qualifications

November 5, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on recruitment

Last night we were joined by Tom Ewen, associate director of Ellwood Atfield (@ellwoodatfield), who discussed comms recruitment with us. We chatted about youth entry to the profession, the skills required for comms roles and leadership positions within an organisation. Some standout tweets include: @Caanz You have to remember public relations is a different job. Journalists […]

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November 4, 2013 #CommsChat on recruitment

This week on #CommsChat, we’ll be joined by Tom Ewen, associate director at Ellwood Atfield (@ellwoodatfied). We’ll look at the latest and most pressing issues in comms recruitment. Topics include: Do journalists make better PRs than PRs? Can agencies ever stop the Account Director brain drain to in house comms teams? What can women do to return […]

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June 4, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat with PR Academy

Last week, Kevin Ruck, the co-founder of the PR Academy (@pracademy), one of the leading PR training and qualifications providers, joined us on #CommsChat. Find out what instructors, PR professionals and current and former students had to say below.   @pracademy More employers are asking, though not always insisting, on a qualification. @PeterMBarrett Specialist, non-mandatory quals (in […]

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April 9, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on recruitment

The times are a-changing in comms recruitment as an ever-growing pool of hopefuls seeks a limited number of vacancies. Recruitment expert Alice Weightman (@aliceweightman) weighed in. Some highlights of the hour: aliceweightman back drop of recession, budgets squeezed, now looking for growth – was their an investment in junior talent, is there a pipeline lethal_weapon graduates looking […]

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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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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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February 1, 2013 #CommsChat on diversity in the PR industry

Last week, the PRCA announced the establishment of the Diversity Network, which is designed to address the limitations to accessing jobs in the PR industry. The CIPR’s Diversity Working Group has been established for two years now. While measures have been taken to elucidate and eliminate the difficulties facing young PR hopefuls, work remains to […]

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November 6, 2012 Transcript of #CommsChat on internal communications

The Guy Fawkes Night edition of #CommsChat was a rollicking hour on internal comms with guest Kerry O’Callaghan the VP of global brand communications at GlaxoSmithKline. Fireworks erupted as tweeters clashed over the role of IC and HR teams. Sparks flew when commenters debated the ability of internal comms to address company culture. For the […]

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October 20, 2012 Lunchtime #CommsChat on 22 October: CIPR elections

This Monday, we’re doing something a little bit different. There will still be a regular #CommsChat at the usual time of 8pm, but at lunchtime we’re running an additional session. At 1pm on Monday 22 October, we’ll welcome Miti Ampoma & Lionel Zetter, the two candidates for President-Elect of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, to […]

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February 7, 2012 Transcript of CommsChat with Blaise Grimes-Viort

At #CommsChat on Monday 6 February, we were joined by Blaise Grimes-Viort to discuss online community management. Blaise is head of community management & engagement at eModeration and a speaker at Virtual Community Summit 2012. The chat looked at the role of the community manager and best practice in this rapidly evolving field. Following ‘Community Manager Appreciation […]

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