Thursday, 28 April 2011, 14:22 | Category : General
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I mistakenly thought this week would be a quiet week at work, particularly with the two bank holidays. I had hoped I would be prowling the internet for updates on the Royal Wedding (I am obsessed) and able to sit back and plan my outfit for the street party (thinking; tiara, my own wedding dress […]

Thursday, 21 April 2011, 14:32 | Category : General
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As a small business owner in the PR industry I find that my social networks are a curious mix of characters. While I’ve managed to keep LinkedIn mainly for business, my facebook is made up of people I went to uni with, the people I’m closest to and see all the time, complemented by a […]

Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 10:14 | Category : General
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I was intrigued to read in a recent New Statesman article (http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2011/04/email-atos-electronic) that IT services firm, Atos Origin, plans to rid its organisation of email within three years. This decision struck a chord with me as I’ve long sensed that email was becoming increasingly ineffective in the workplace. Rather than supporting the way we work, […]

Wednesday, 13 April 2011, 18:37 | Category : General
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My previous recruiter ramblings got me thinking. Sure everyone hates recruiters, some recruiters out there make it difficult not to. But they are not the only link in the chain, and they are not the only party that can scupper good people going in to good positions. The eventual employer may hold the ultimate power, […]

Friday, 8 April 2011, 13:35 | Category : General
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As cited in today’s PR Week, the results of the 2011 PR Census will make interesting reading given the state of flux our industry has been in for the past few years. I hope that in addition to polling PR professionals on diversity, income and fee levels, the polling company (Harris) will ask about the […]

Thursday, 7 April 2011, 10:29 | Category : General
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Hardly a week into April and the mercury is already rising. But it’s not only the weather that’s heating up – judging by the increasing demand for freelancers being sought by PR agencies. Quite why is difficult to analyse. But we definitely see a trend for smarter agencies to incorporate a greater degree of freelancers […]