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Two organisations are in the news today for their views on employment law reform: The Institute of Directors, who are critical of Vince Cable and support key parts of the Beecroft report The EEF manufacturers’ association, who are broadly supportive of Vince Cable and critical of key parts of the Beecroft report Try then to [...]
As part of the CIPR’s Social Summer series, I’ll be talking about social media and the public sector on 7 June, featuring a digression into Roman history. More details here. The talk accompanies the forthcoming CIPR book Share This, which you can pre-order from Amazon here.
Today’s latest revelations from the Leveson Inquiry are a reminder of how wise it was to create a judge-led inquiry with wide terms of reference and powers. And who was it who did that when the Coalition Government was drawing up the plans, rejecting the talk of a lesser inquiry? Step forward, Nick Clegg. * [...]
As investigative theatre goes, the Leveson Inquiry has been top-notch. As a route to embarrassing individuals for their past performance, it has excelled. As a way of unearthing previously secret information people, it has excelled. But as a route for reforming the media? Some things have already been achieved. The Press Complaints Commission has already [...]
Yesterday I did a double appearance on the BBC News Channel which, I hope, to the outside world appeared normal, calm and on time. Behind the scenes, however, things didn’t quite go to plan… It started off with one minicab arriving to pick me up in the wrong borough. The second turned up in the [...]
That I was the question I was asked after taking part in an APPC/CIPR event earlier this week. Here is my answer:
A response to my It’s not as if the presenter on a TV news program needs to do anything other than look pretty and be drooled over, is it? from the author of the said Evening Standard piece: I’m glad to have got your attention. I think it right to bring different criteria to assessing the performance of [...]
Ah, the British media at its best: It is necessary to pick through the reports carefully to determine what actually happened, as opposed to what was hearsay, speculation or blatant invention to increase circulation. In a further complication, most newspapers … [indulged in] lifting original reports from the previous day’s papers, summarizing them and then [...]
It’s not as if the presenter on a TV news program needs to do anything other than look pretty and be drooled over, is it?
Dear David Sexon, Thank you for letting me know that the new presented on the BBC breakfast show this morning “near-sleeveless” in a “short” dress that was also “tightly-fitted”. “She’s a bit of a wriggler” was handy to know, and I’m glad to have been warned that “you’re aware of her bare arms all the [...]
It has long become a cliché that social media is changing public relations, but which are the key tools you need to know to turn yourself from bumbling amateur into result-drive superstar? 1. Google Analytics The standard tool for website statistics, Google Analytics is free, reliable and (mostly) easy to use. Advanced ecommerce sites can benefit from [...]