Love it or hate it, networking is part of our professional lives. Here are six tips that can make it easier and more effective. I recently attended a professional networking workshop and the advice given there chimed with some networking tips I shared in a “A bad networking experience (and six tips for a good […]Read more "Six tips for successful networking"
Labour’s new NHS campaign is inspired. Here’s why. Want to know what which Greek god or goddess you’re most like? Whether you’re a Northerner or Southerner? Or what type of woman you are? Chances are, whatever you want to know about yourself, there’s an online quiz out there that will tell you (and your friends) […]Read more "Labour, its NHS policy, and our curiosity"
It may seem basic, but ensuring PR and communications activity contributes to and supports organisational strategy is vital. Firstly, if an organisation is investing in communications, it has to ensure that activity delivers the right results, whether that is raising awareness, managing reputation or changing perceptions and behaviour. Misaligned messages or content can so easily […]Read more "Making communications strategic and measurable"
Having set up Mandom Rusings earlier this year with a view to blogging about all things communications, filling the blog with content has been a noticeably slow process and one which has been bothering me for some time. I love writing, I write loads, both in work and outside of it. I like sharing experiences […]Read more "Perfectionism – the blogger’s block"
Conferences and industry events can be a really rich and fertile ground for insight, tips and case studies, and increasingly we’re using social media to share what we hear and learn with our own networks. From amazing examples and experiences of others working in our fields, to tips on the next big thing, we’re all […]Read more "Using events to create shareable content"
Networking – you either love it, or hate it. For most of us, networking and building relationships are an unavoidable – and enjoyable – part of the job. We generally network everyday in our natural environment seeking out, meeting and building relationships with key contacts within our organisations and, for those of us in PR, […]Read more "A bad networking experience (and six tips for a good one)"
I firmly believe voting is something we should all do; as powerless as we sometimes feel to effect change, it’s one way we can at least have some say in our local area, services and country. But for the third election in a row, I have been left bamboozled when attempting to decide who to […]Read more "Come on election candidates, work for our support"