Musings

 

… thoughts about PR, comms, marketing & the membership sector

Social media content for membership organisations

Social media content for membership organisations

Knowing what content to post on your social media channels, and planning what to post, and when, is always better than winging it. Whether you are about to embark on the social media journey for your membership organisation, or have been around the block a few times...

CIPR President 2021 – the race is on

CIPR President 2021 – the race is on

So, it's Presidential election time again in the PR world with two candidates seeking election to be CIPR President in 2021 - Rachel Royall and Mandy Pearse. I have known both ladies for a number of years, and in all fairness, I believe they would both do a brilliant...

Is PR a management discipline?

Is PR a management discipline?

I have heard more and more people working in public relations saying that PR is a management discipline.  I have also witnessed many people nodding in agreement, in a sage strokey-beard kind of way.  I admit that I was one of these ‘nodders’ … until I stopped to think...

Is the PR procurement process fit for purpose?

Is the PR procurement process fit for purpose?

I have recently been involved in the PR procurement process for a membership organisation wanting to find a new public relations provider. I found the whole process a real eye-opener and it has made me think about how organisations go about choosing PR support and...

PR practitioners = professional connectors

PR practitioners = professional connectors

I have been reminded this week of just how important it is for PR practitioners to take on the role of connectors in an organisation – I describe myself as being a ‘professional connector’. If you work in Public Relations, you experience first hand the power of PR...

2016 – a good year … PR awards and more

2016 – a good year … PR awards and more

2016 can certainly not be described as shabby for me professionally. Chartership I started the year by passing the gruelling Chartered Institute of Public Relations‘ assessment and was made a Chartered PR Practitioner in January.  I later successfully passed the...

Lessons learnt as an Independent Practitioner

Lessons learnt as an Independent Practitioner

Looking back, 2016 has been a great year for me professionally - with some definite highs, and only one or two lows.  It's not been a year about big client wins, or turnover.  This year has been about me realising that I am in the right place, doing what I love, and...

Elected to the CIPR Board for a third term

Elected to the CIPR Board for a third term

This week were the elections to the CIPR Board and I was delighted that the members of CIPR's Council recognised my contribution over the last two years and chose to elect me to serve a third term.  Jason MacKenzie, the 2017 President has also asked me to continue as...

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