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A really useful blog post this week for anyone looking to break into a career in PR. Ross Wigham has asked some influential comms people what they consider to be key skills and attributes needed to stand out from the crowd and get hired.

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POST RELEASE: What are you doing writing just press releases in 2013?

Dan Slee has blogged before on the subject of press releases, their role in comms, and the alternatives. In this latest post he shares with us a table by Fred Godlash which sets out the reasons for writing a press

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Getting your name “in the paper”

An interesting blog from Graham Budd this week who tries to understand why someone would object to their name appearing digitally, but are very comfortable with the other elements of their local gov public profile. Getting your name “in the paper” by Graham Budd

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Front Page News

A great blog on the Dumfries and Galloway Health page from Andrew Eccleston who, only 2 weeks into a new job, was asked to undertake an interview on a paediatric staffing crisis. This blog explains how Andrew, who had no media experience, prepared

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