This month is Blogtober, when people across the interweb try to enhance their blogging and celebrate all that is great across the blogosphere. I'm going to try and give my own blogging a boost during the month. I managed to do the VEDA challenge pretty successfully so now it's down to the written form (although… Continue reading Mixing business with pleasure. #Blogtober day 1
Back in August, you may have seen me posting about a Video Every Day in August challenge I was undertaking courtesy of Amy Schmittauer. Why? Because I like to try new things out and from a social media perspective, I can see the value in video in raising my own profile, but also how we… Continue reading VEDA 2015 – What did I learn?
I often hear about how we shouldn’t be afraid to try something new and do it without fear of failure. It's fine to test something and figure it's not for you. I’ve been following the content put out by Amy Schmittauer after I heard her on a podcast a few months ago. She’s a really… Continue reading Trying something new!
Back in September I wrote this blogpost setting out that I was determined not to have three years of failed CPD on my CIPR homepage. That in itself wasn’t the main reason I did it (although, to be honest it was a good driver). The main reasons were to really put some time into me - it’s… Continue reading Go me! One year down, one more to go!
I've just read a really interesting blog post by Katie Paine from Paine Publishing at PR Daily which made a number of points really clearly and are well worth sharing. It's on the ongoing theme of metrics and reporting - an area Im constantly challenged by. It starts off by asking "Why do rational, intelligent PR people… Continue reading Metrics and reporting – what does your boss want/need?
Every time I log into the CIPR CPD page off the back of the monthly e-mail newsletter, I am reminded of the sense of shame I have when I catch sight of this element of my homepage: Not something to be proud of but systematic of the way I sometimes let things happen in my… Continue reading Investing in me!
Earlier this evening, I listening to a new podcast that has just joined the For Immediate Release network. Young PR Pros is presented by Kristine D’Arbelles, a Canadian PR and communications professional, and her co-host Julia Kent and is aimed at the young and young at heart PR professionals. I include myself in one of those camps... One of the discussion points in the podcast today was about the use… Continue reading A new spin?
I'm starting a new job tomorrow, so have been thinking about what I'd like to achieve to help my productivity, or what to do when I achieve some of it! Here's a few things on my list:Zero inbox (i.e keeping an inbox for being an inbox!) I achieved it a few times before, must do… Continue reading New job: New way of doing things?
As I’m in-between redundancy and a new role elsewhere, I’ve spent this week doing some freelance PR work. Thought I'd list some of the things I’ve been up to:Devising a tactical plan.Devising and making message simple and clear.Honing, managing and repeating message to clients with other ideas.Engaging audience/stakeholders who were, at best ambivalent.Failed to get… Continue reading A PR holiday?
This well crafted and clearly genuine apology from Sky News' Colin Brazier last week got me thinking about the art of apology. For the last few years I've been away from the front line of customer facing organisation. Being employed at a trade association we are one step removed from the end user, so therefore don't… Continue reading The apology