Monthly Archives: April 2013

FOUR REASONS: Why I’m not in the CIPR

Dan Slee explains why he is not a member of the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations), and Andy Ross of the CIPR Comms Team takes the opportunity to try to persuade Dan of the benefits of membership. FOUR REASONS:

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Meet my professional digital footprint

How do you sort out a good digital comms person from a bunch of PR candidates (isn’t there some wonderful collective noun for PR profrssionals?) when selecting staff? This question from a colleague led Carolyne Mitchell to explore her own

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Posted in cooking, music, public relations, social media, working practices

Uncle Joe

See if you can guess what Uncle Joe did that resulted in the visible rewards in this picture, another intriguing old photograph found and shared by Richard Overy. Uncle Joe by Richard Overy.

Posted in photography

The Further Adventures of Karl: The Joy of Real Books

Karl Green writes about the pleasure of having real books, and shares which book he hopes might intrigue someone enough in the future to take it off the shelf. The Further Adventures of Karl: The Joy of Real Books by Karl S

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You say goodbye and I say hello

Hello everyone, it’s Louise here. You haven’t made my week as host an easy one, there have been 18 wonderful posts to keep me busy and out of trouble. So, where to start, with our newbies of course. Mark O’Donnell is

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Farewell then, local government

Stuart is leaving his role in localgov comms. In this farewell post (just to the job, not blogging I hope!) he looks back at the good, the bad and the beautiful – that’s  Ross and Phil 😉 Farewell then, local government… by Stuart Mackintosh

Posted in local government, public sector

Reflections, values and the zeal for reformation

Do you still have the same passion and values as you did when you entered into your area of work? “Craig is highly assertive. He expects others to live up to his high standards. His reforming zeal, while admirable, can lead

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Patient safety in mental health – why we need to listen to our patients

Patient safety is foremost in the minds of health practitioners. David shares with us some background to the Scottish Patient Safety Programme in Mental Health, with its aim of significantly reducing harm in mental health settings. Patient safety in mental health –

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From eye witness account to prime time news

A second post from Carolyne this week looking at what the social media coverage of the Boston Marathon bombs show us about how people get and share news and what that means for emergency comms. From eye witness account to

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My Great War journey is at an end

William Currie died during the Battles of Arras on 3 May 1917, shot by a sniper. The end of Carolyne’s amazing family history journey has ended with her visiting the sites and laying a flower at his memorial. My own great-great-Uncle

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