Uganda – international conference speaking

A big ‘thank you’ to the delegates who provided me with such inspiration, challenging questions and new insights at the International Congress – Public Relations & Human Resources in Kampala, Uganda last week. Thoroughly enjoyed delivering conference presentations and training sessions on creativity, brand story-telling, brand management, PR strategy and communications. It was also good […]

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Why plans for branding London’s ‘Northbank’ area are doomed

Plans in London to brand part of the city ‘North Bank’ are doomed by a failure in not understanding memes. The latest attempt to use the power of branding for place marketing sees the area on the north bank of the Thames aims to emulate the success of the ‘South Bank’ area which has witnessed […]

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Thank you for voting me for top UK PR Award

Can I use this blog to say a massive big ‘thank you’ to all the people who voted for me to win  the ‘Outstanding Public Relations Professional’ award in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations'(CIPR) annual awards this week. There should have actually been three awards for the all the short-listed candidates – Lis Lewis-Jones […]

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Big Brand Theory – don’t miss the boat

There’s a growing demand for PR practitioners to deliver Big Story Ideas – that work across multi-channels and create messages that engage more deeply, to create real passion and change. PR people have always been good at telling news , but now they need to do more: they need to tell stories – not works […]

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6 reasons why Brand is crucial to future PR

The role of ‘Brand’ in 21st century communications is likely to take on greater significance for six key reasons: Firstly, neuroscience evidence shows that people absorb, understand information better if it is communicated within the structure of a story. The art of story-telling is being recognised as a key skill in effective communications. By creating […]

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Britain must re-brand itself after Olympic success

Britain should rebrand its name – possibly using ‘Greater Britain’ and evolve its Union Jack flag – using the purple of the London 2012 event – to boost the feelgood factor from its Olympics. The rebranding would provide a springboard to build a better sense of identity, create better cohesion and extend the momentum of […]

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How Levellers Day can make you a better ancestor

I suppose it would be inevitable that while most people were caught up in celebrating the Jubilee I was giving creative thought to alternatives. What ifs, and why nots led me to discover ‘Levellers’ Day’ (If like me, you’ve  sadly just missed it – it was on May 17th) The fact that you have just […]

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