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Cut to spend. Or Sir Sorrell’s law

August 24, 2011


Sir Martin Sorrell, chief of advertising and PR group WPP, has been on the airwaves seemingly talking up his own brand of economic theory: Cut to spend. On the BBC earlier he appeared to urge governments around the world to start spending (including France) – an odd suggestion given current financial turmoil and current IMF […]

Set your supporters free

December 5, 2010


Something pretty amazing has started happening on Facebook in the last few days.  Everyone’s suddenly turned into cartoon characters and started discussing the power of social media to highlight the excellent work of the NSPCC. The ‘change your profile pic to a cartoon character’ idea risked backfiring after groups started pointing out that using a […]

National Minimum Comms

November 10, 2010


A tweet alerted me to an interesting discussion about government communications in the HR sector. While the National Minimum Wage (NMW) has been around for years, recent changes and continuing problems with enforcement means that communications both to employees and employers has been a role the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has fulfilled. You […]

If you’re getting bored…

September 30, 2010


The focus for my blogging for the next four weeks is my attempt to cut 40% in spending from my own budget – just as the government is trying to do to the nation’s finances. You can read about it on my cuts blog or on the accompanying BBC News Online piece.

More from the doom-monger in chief…

September 22, 2010


After another PR Week appearance, I’m getting a bit worried that there is only negative news coming from the public sector public relations fraternity… That’s probably because despite some briefs still coming out, the news isn’t that great. In fact, my initial response to the report which showed that 47% of PR agencies with public […]

Nice shows we still need government PR… if not the fat cats

September 22, 2010


I was interested to see the anger on Panorama and in the media on the salaries of the government comms fat cats.  PR Week covered the story and I obviously had my say there. But Paul Cardin‘s response made me think, he said: No sympathy whatsoever from this quarter. Don’t fight it and risk exposing yourselves. Just […]

Worrying times for marketing

July 12, 2010


Continuing my commentary on how the marketing industry is doing (yes I know I said I was going to stop doing this and stick to great work), the latest Bellwether Report is being spun in various directions by the competing factions within marketing. Perhaps bizarrely, PR Week come closest to just printing the findings, so […]

What public relations does next…

July 7, 2010


It’s been exactly two months since the last Rambling… and things are very different now. So it seems like a good time to look again at the threats and opportunities to the PR industry under the new government. As I warned in my last posts (and as the PRCA confirmed), the worst news for the […]