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Public relations has changed. That much is apparent based on the CIPR National Conference programme. Not only were traditional PR practitioners on the docket – like Lansons’ Tony Langham – but so too were HR experts, governmental digital pros, researchers and planners, and futurists.

UK-based corporations have, once again, ranked below their European brethren in terms of digital communications. Each year, corporate comms consultancy Comprend examines the corporate websites of the UK’s largest 200 and Europe’s 500 largest companies.

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MSP Ruth Davidson who has been at the eye of a political storm since news of her appointment as an advisor to Tulchan Communications broke, has decided against taking the job.
One in four women in public affairs has been sexually harassed at work and 96 per cent rate their sector as being weak at protecting and helping women deal with it, according to research published by Women in Public Affairs (WiPA).
Forget foundation garments and walk-in bathtubs, the over 55s are attracted to sexy brands and over a third will buy into new products before the general population, separate studies published this week show.
Some 70% of communications professionals think the industry’s two trade bodies should merge, according to a pulse check survey conducted exclusively for Communicate by Question&Retain.
Environmental protesters took very different approaches today to highlighting the climate crisis, with Extinction Rebellion (XR) once again dominating the news agenda.
The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) will make a formal overture to the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) today to set merger talks in motion, Communicate can exclusively reveal.
The CIPR draft strategy and consultation has drawn fire from comms professionals and been accused of being “too vague and way too timid”.
PR and social media marketing agency 33Seconds has appointed George Hayley as associate director to lead its consumer PR team.