Monday, 18 August 2014, 9:30 | Category : General
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800 women die in childbirth every single day  The PR Network is working with Marie Stopes International on its Make Women Matter campaign to raise public awareness of the UN’s Millennium Development Goal 5: to reduce global maternal mortality ratios by three quarters from 1990 -2015. There are just 500 days left to achieve the goals, […]

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 17:16 | Category : General
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As we all get excited about the World Cup finally kicking off today after much anticipation over the last few months, it doesn’t shock me that nobody has particularly great expectations for England’s performance in the tournament.  No surprises there then. But us lovely PR people do love a good event to hang our campaigns […]

Some of the more ardent readers of Gorkana may have seen today that we announced my arrival into the fold of The PR Network.  In all truth I’ve actually been here since the start of 2014, and I’m already helping to grow the already impressive international footprint that the business has made across the world. When James originally spoke to me about the […]

Friday, 30 December 2011, 17:36 | Category : General
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This will be my last post for a while as I’m about to go on maternity leave to have baby Imrie no.2 (or three, if I can count The PR Network as my other baby – although it’s now approaching middle age in dog years at least!). Although it’s been a difficult year in some […]

Thursday, 10 November 2011, 12:05 | Category : General
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On flicking through the PR Week Awards booklet last week I was pleased to see some of our agency and in-house clients featuring for successful campaigns and good practice (congrats!). I was not so pleased to turn to p.4 and look upon the faces of the judging panel. Don’t get me wrong, they’re a perfectly […]

Friday, 21 October 2011, 10:43 | Category : General
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I read Daryl Willcox’s Tuesday article on online PR mag “Behind the Spin” about the growing gap between PR firms’ digital capabilities with interest: http://bit.ly/pk5d8v Daryl (with credit to digital specialist Andrew Smith), notes a growing polarisation in our sector. There are agencies in the ‘fast lane’, who might be classified as those embracing search, […]

Thursday, 29 September 2011, 12:55 | Category : General
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There have been two topics raised at every meeting I’ve had this week. The first being the weather – the glorious late summer sun which has lifted the national spirit, given we’d all been staring down the barrel of six months of cold and rain. The second is the marked change in pace of business […]

Wednesday, 21 September 2011, 15:42 | Category : General
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I nearly fell off my chair when I saw the article in PR Week announcing Lexis’ move to invoke the TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings – Protection of Employment) legislation after losing the Boots account. I’ve always admired Lexis; it has a fantastic reputation in the UK market for creative, high-energy campaigns for some leading brands. […]

Thursday, 18 August 2011, 23:11 | Category : General
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I thought I’d follow on from Marc’s post about the importance of taking a break. As any part time working mum knows, this is all well and good but without proper support behind you on the home and work fronts it’s hard to completely switch off during the holidays. As a ‘veteran’ juggler of work […]

Wednesday, 14 April 2010, 20:21 | Category : General
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Read an article by Nicky just published in the CIPR’s online magazine about freelance market trends: http://www.profile-extra.co.uk/articledetail.aspx?page=4E592225-D771-43B9-9826-0D4AD7A0AE32&article=772E66A0-B3D9-435A-8C35-2821507E8488