Friday, 25 February 2011, 19:18 | Category : General
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Please note: Whilst this blog begins and ends with a football reference, and even contains a few related images, football is only a loose analogy, not the “actual” blog topic. If you can’t stand football do not be put off… Regardless of your feelings towards the nation’s most popular sport, it is unlikely you could […]

Thursday, 24 February 2011, 10:44 | Category : General
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I speak to PRN associates every week who want to continue their careers without having such a long hiatus to bring up children that it will prevent them from re-entering the PR profession. Usually, despite govt-backed schemes to encourage longer paternity leaves and balancing out division of labour between the sexes, these are women. Traditionally, […]

Tuesday, 22 February 2011, 16:43 | Category : General
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“Triumphalism about recent events in the Middle East is premature. The contest is still in its early stages, and the new age of Internet-driven democratization will endure only if we learn to counter the sophisticated measures now being developed to quash it.” …so concludes a recent, fascinating article in the Wall Street Journal that brings […]

Thursday, 17 February 2011, 2:32 | Category : General
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Has anyone else wondered whether Christina Aguilera’s star spangled botching (which set the Twittersphere alight, led to millions of YouTube hits and sparked hundreds of copycat videos) was a genuine error or a calculated risk? Ms Aguilera’s star has certainly been in decline of late. And you have to say that the explanation of the […]

Friday, 11 February 2011, 19:32 | Category : General
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If you’re a regular reader of the PRN blog you may have noticed a tendency to talk about the benefits of virtual/mobile/flexible (whatever you want to call it) working. Whilst I wouldn’t have a bad thing said about it, Friday afternoon is not a time to talk about overheads, office culture and working hours. No, […]

Thursday, 10 February 2011, 12:40 | Category : General
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As a company without a large, expensive HQ filled with large, expensive furniture and equipment, and costing the earth in business rates (otherwise known as an office) we are often faced with questions about whether we’re a ‘proper’ business. How can decisions be made, projects delivered and a great culture built without staff clocking in […]

Wednesday, 9 February 2011, 16:02 | Category : General
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Continuing our fast pace start to 2011, we have yet another exciting new client development at PRN Towers. We are proud to announce that we have just started work with a brand new client – Well Start ( http://www.wellstart.co.uk/). It’s not often I get excited by software (shocking revelation I know, after a number of […]

Friday, 4 February 2011, 17:12 | Category : General
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As someone who recently hit the home stretch of thirtydom I’ve found myself wondering how my PR career would have panned out if I’d been born ten years later. How exciting it must be to be part of PRs’ Generation Y – with the wealth of opportunity (and fun) that social media has opened up […]

Wednesday, 2 February 2011, 20:24 | Category : General
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An interesting discussion, although one which sadly could have done with a lot more time spent on it. That said, a great job by the CIPR team in cramming it in to 20 minutes, as I suppose they understand that everyone has homes (ideally) / emails (realistically) to go back to. In summary then, the […]

Wednesday, 2 February 2011, 14:11 | Category : General
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David Cameron hopes the vision of a “Big Society” of community work and social enterprise will be one of the great legacies of the coalition’s time in power. The idea of a big society is about decentralising power and empowering communities and local governments. As is to be expected, it already has its critics, with […]