NEW PUBLIC AFFAIRS BOARD RISES FROM APPC-PRCA MERGER
Following the merger of the Association of Professional Political Consultants (APPC) members with the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), a new Public Affairs Board has commenced to establish a united and powerful voice for the organisation in the industry.
FACIAL HAIR WITH A PURPOSE
November is here, which means Movember is here as well. The annual event that encourages men to grow their moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, has become popular in recent years.Each year, the charity communicates from a unique and innovative standpoint to encourage awareness of men’s health issues and donations to the charitable cause.
BUDGETS DECREASE FOR DIGITAL PR, SAYS PRCA RESEARCH
The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) with Ginger Research has launched its 2018 Digital PR and Communications Report and its results don’t leave room for comfort. Digital is still dominated by Facebook and Twitter but the key takeaway from the report is that in-house and agency belts have tightened. Austerity continues in digital PR and comms budgets and, for the second consecutive year, digital is perceived to have a decreased ROI for brands, requiring those in digital to provide more for less.
EMPLOYER BRAND MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE FEATURES VARIED, EXCITING PROGRAMME FOR DECEMBER EVENT
INSIGHTS: WHAT CAN WE LEARN ABOUT COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PEOPLE WHO HELP KEEP THE UK SAFE DURING MAJOR INCIDENTS?
With the launch of ‘Take Pride’, Sheila Parry has explored what it means to have pride in what you do and has written a practical framework to create those conditions at work. She presents the case for putting individual interests firmly on a par with organisational goals and explains why communications and HR professionals are best placed to drive a movement of cultural change
Meeting and exceeding expectations of client service is a constant challenge in comms. But, asks purpose-led consultancy Cohesive, how can service delivery be more than an empty promise?
A new era has been heralded in at the Daily Mail. For seasoned business editor Ruth Sunderland, the conversation between the paper’s readership and businesses is important. Andrew Thomas reports on her relationship with PRs, her experience in the city and the future of the Mail itself
CONFERENCES IN 2018
Communicate magazine runs a number of conferences covering a variety of topics centred around corporate communications, from investor relations and digital stakeholder engagement to employer brand management and internal communications.
CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT AWARDS
The Corporate Engagement Awards recognises the most successful and innovative corporate partnerships and sponsorships, and the communication strategies around those collaborations. More than ever, companies are striving to demonstrate the good in business and how an organisation can engage its partners, support charities and work for communities in which it operates. In turn, these activities showcase successful collaborations that raise brand awareness, and more importantly, build reputation. Entries close on 6 April.
DIGITAL IMPACT AWARDS
The Digital Impact Awards recognise the cutting edge in digital communications across a broad range of categories including deliverables, social media, and sector. The 2018 Digital Impact Awards winners will be announced on 16 October 2018.