Carillion proves why the comms team needs your ear

carillion It’s the biggest UK news story of the week, and will likely be one of the biggest come year end even if 2018 has literally just got itself into gear. When news broke on Monday that the country’s second largest construction firm, Carillion, had collapsed, many people looked on aghast. Placing tens of thousands of jobs at risk, both in...

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Small size means big change: The Guardian’s redesign

stack of newspapers and article writen with wooden blocks It was undoubtedly an exciting turn of events for PRs and journalists alike this week when the Guardian finally revealed its first tabloid format in what has been a long-awaited redesign.   The change caused quite a stir on social media and had other national newspapers chomping at the bit to poke fun at one of their rivals, with the...

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CES 2018: 6 key takeouts

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People walk through a display of television screens during CES International, in Las Vegas
Gadget Show LG, Las Vegas, USA - 09 Jan 2018 That’s that, then/ CES 2018— AKA the Consumer Electronics Show— finished in Las Vegas on Friday, closing four days of forward-thinking, future-proofing, attendee-wowing showcases for another year. Here are six key takeouts everyone in marketing and comms needs to know about…

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PR thoughts: Daily Mail, Virgin Trains, and press freedom

virgin-trains As you may or may not have noticed this week, an argument has kicked off between the Daily Mail, Virgin Trains, and two opposing politicians who, for what could be the first (and last) time this year, seem to agree on something. Virgin Trains is the latest brand to bow to pressure from Stop Funding Hate, a campaign that aims to...

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