Keep up to date on key trends and developments in the wider public relations industry – including public affairs, internal comms, reputation and crisis management, and consumer, B2B and financial PR – with updates and recommended links from the esPResso team.
 
CIPR publishes State Of The Profession report

CIPR publishes State Of The Profession report

26 February 2013

The Chartered Institute Of Public Relations has published its annual ‘State Of The Profession’ report, which takes in the thoughts and insights of 120...

New internal comms awards shortlists published

New internal comms awards shortlists published

29 January 2013

NEWS-BITE | PR | Internal Comms: The CIPR's internal comms group is launching a new awards event celebrating the work of those communicators targeting ...

PR sector optimistic in new PRCA survey

PR sector optimistic in new PRCA survey

22 January 2013

NEWS-BITE | PR | Stats: The PR agency sector is feeling optimistic, according to new research by the PRCA, after a healthy fourth quarter ...

PRCA launches new guidelines on internships

PRCA launches new guidelines on internships

21 January 2013

NEWS-BITE | PR | Internships: With unpaid internships in the PR sector remaining a hot topic throughout 2012, the PR Consultants Association last week ...

Link Of The Week: Brighton Christmas lights

Link Of The Week: Brighton Christmas lights

13 December 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | Digital | Viral Videos: Yes, this is a hoax, but pretend you don't know that and enjoy the idea that the ...

Virgin Atlantic to keep name after CEO sparring

Virgin Atlantic to keep name after CEO sparring

12 December 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Public Squabbles: Virgin Atlantic will stay branded as such despite the acquisition of a 49% stake in the company...

PRCA responds to Leveson

PRCA responds to Leveson

11 December 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Regulation: The PR Consultants Association yesterday published its response to last month's Leveson Report, recommendations from which are currently being ...

Thinking social with crisis planning

Thinking social with crisis planning

7 December 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | PR | Crisis: In a year when public outrage on the social networks - usually picked up on by conventional media ...

Some tips for public speaking

Some tips for public speaking

26 November 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | PR | Public Speaking: Doing some public speaking anytime soon? Whether you are an in-house communicator having to present some important ...

CIPR to stage new election for 2014 President

CIPR to stage new election for 2014 President

21 November 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Trade Bodies: The Chartered Institute Of PR has said that it will restage the election for its 2014 President, who ...

PRCA calls for tightening of ‘revolving door’ rules

PRCA calls for tightening of 'revolving door' rules

6 November 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Public Affairs: The PR Consultants Association has called on the government to tighten up the rules regards former political advisors ...

Anti Page 3 campaigners turn attention to brands

Anti Page 3 campaigners turn attention to brands

5 November 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Protests: A group lobbying The Sun to axe its infamous Page 3 slot has turned its attention to some of ...

PR budgets rise again

PR budgets rise again

16 October 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | PR | Survey: A survey of in-house communications directors conducted by the PR Consultants Association has found that comms budgets...

Latest lobbying exposé shows need for register

Latest lobbying exposé shows need for register

15 October 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Public Affairs: The lobbying sector is facing another scandal after a Sunday Times article this weekend that claimed that...

BBC’s slow response to Savile scandal will damage reputation

BBC's slow response to Savile scandal will damage reputation

12 October 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Reputation: PR leaders reckon that the BBC's handling of the Jimmy Savile scandal will damage the Corporation's reputation. In a survey ...

Taylor Bennett Foundation wins award

Taylor Bennett Foundation wins award

10 October 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Diversity: The Taylor Bennett Foundation has won the Collaboration & Partnership Award at the Race For Opportunity Awards organised...

Borkowski on Boris

Borkowski on Boris

9 October 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | PR | Political Comms: So, while George Osbourne and David Cameron's respective speeches have generated considerable press interest, the arrival...

More PR directors take on marketing roles

More PR directors take on marketing roles

4 October 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Roles: Could the divide between marketing communications and PR/corporate comms be getting smaller in big companies? Well, possibly so,...

Apple boss posts full apology for maps

Apple boss posts full apology for maps

28 September 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Crisis: While the arrival of Apple’s iPhone 5 last week proved that the IT firm’s big product launches remain glo...

PRCA award nominations announced

PRCA award nominations announced

25 September 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Awards: If you follow just a few PR types on Twitter, you’ll probably already know that the shortlists are o...

Could Apple’s lawyers damage its reputation?

Could Apple's lawyers damage its reputation?

24 September 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | PR | Reputation: While Apple has been weathering some bad press over the weekend for its somewhat lacking proprietary maps...

Doritos starts Superbowl ad frenzy early

Doritos starts Superbowl ad frenzy early

21 September 2012

NEWS-BITE | Marketing Comms | Competitions: The Superbowl is the single biggest day in the US advertising year as America en masse tunes...

Link Of The Week: Clegg reworked

Link Of The Week: Clegg reworked

20 September 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | PR | Political Comms: Opinion seems divided on how effective Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg's YouTube address, in which he...

Tesco hopes to build trust with new blog

Tesco hopes to build trust with new blog

19 September 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Blogging: Tesco has launched a new company blog, called Talking Shop, which execs at the supermarket giant will contribute to ...

Tech types lead in Guardian’s Media 100

Tech types lead in Guardian's Media 100

17 September 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Media 100: The Guardian has published it's annual list of the 100 most important and influential people in the British ...

Could the 2012 media be so misled?

Could the 2012 media be so misled?

13 September 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | Media | Misinformation: With the publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel report dominating the British news agenda this week, and the ...

Chloe Smith to oversee lobbying register plans

Chloe Smith to oversee lobbying register plans

11 September 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Public Affairs: While the public relations industry was pleased to see a former PR and advertising executive take the...

PR industry welcomes new DMCS chief

PR industry welcomes new DMCS chief

5 September 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Politics: While the arts and entertainment industries weren't sure what to make of the new head of the UK...

PRs reckon naked photos damaging for Prince’s reputation

PRs reckon naked photos damaging for Prince's reputation

24 August 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Reputation: While many media commentators went with the "he's just a lad on holiday" angle when naked photos of Prince ...

When should bloggers declare their commercial interests?

When should bloggers declare their commercial interests?

21 August 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | Digital | Blogging: The debate over the duty, or not, of bloggers to declare any vested interests when writing about or ...

PR experts say Olympics a big reputation success

PR experts say Olympics a big reputation success

14 August 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Reputation: The PR Consultants Association has surveyed its PR Leaders panel about the impact of the London Olympics on the ...

Spoof newspaper hits out at Olympic partners

Spoof newspaper hits out at Olympic partners

10 August 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Protests: Following that recent spoof social media campaign carried out in Shell's name by environmental protesters, a newspaper has been ...

New site explains copyright for PRs

New site explains copyright for PRs

23 July 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Legal: Communicate Magazine, the PRCA and Meltwater Group have all collaborated on a new online resource called Commscopyright.com, which provides ...

Shell targeted by spoof social media campaign

Shell targeted by spoof social media campaign

19 July 2012

NEWS-BITE | Digital | Social Media: So, there's been a lot of chatter online this week about some woefully bad social media activity from ...

Parliamentary criticism of government’s lobbying register welcomed

Parliamentary criticism of government's lobbying register welcomed

13 July 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Public Affairs: Both the CIPR and the PRCA have welcomed a report from Parliament's Political & Constitutional Reform Committee regards ...

Capitalising on the summer lull

Capitalising on the summer lull

11 July 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | PR | Tips: You'd be forgiven for not noticing, but summer is upon us people, and for those of you not ...

Link Of The Week: What would you with Dull and Boring?

Link Of The Week: What would you with Dull and Boring?

7 June 2012

Question: if a town has a funny, rude or glum sounding name, should it embrace it and turn it into a PR tool,...

Inspiring Facebook campaigns

Inspiring Facebook campaigns

1 June 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | Digital | Social Media: While Facebook’s PR team deal with all the bad press that has surrounded the company’s much hyped IPO,...

Social media and crisis comms

Social media and crisis comms

31 May 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | PR | Crisis Comms: As we’ve almost certainly said before, social media is relevant to everyone in corporate communications, even if be...

PRCA board back access recommendations

PRCA board back access recommendations

29 May 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Trade Bodies: The PR Consultants’ Association’s Best Practice Committee and Board Of Management last week both formally approved a number of r...

PRCA asks MPs to push for lobbying register

PRCA asks MPs to push for lobbying register

25 May 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Public Affairs: The PR Consultants Association has written to 450 of those members of parliament chaps and chapesses to raise ...

Alastair Campbell to join Portland

Alastair Campbell to join Portland

23 May 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Public Affairs: Fresh from his appearance at the Leveson Inquiry to discuss the relationship between politicians and the media, Alastair ...

Crisis tip

Crisis tip

16 March 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | PR | Crisis Comms: Whatever you think about the big banks, I think most PR people will have felt a little ...

PRCA’s register thoughts

PRCA's register thoughts

16 March 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Public Affairs: There have been more developments in the good old lobbying register story this month, as the government undergoes ...

Defining PR

Defining PR

16 March 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Definitions: The PR Society Of America has completed its previously reported bid to find a new definition for what exactly ...

How chatty when you tweet?

How chatty when you tweet?

16 February 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | Digital | Social Media: Any company which has decided to use social media as a routine customer communication platform is having ...

Copyright tribunal considers links licence

Copyright tribunal considers links licence

15 February 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Legal: The UK's Copyright Tribunal considered the previously reported links licence issue yesterday, reaffirming last year's appeals court ruling that ...

Story pitch tips

Story pitch tips

15 February 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | PR | Media Relations: Wondering why a journalist hasn't returned your call about that fantastic story you fed him or her ...

Optimise your headlines

Optimise your headlines

14 February 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Media Relations: So, are you optimising the headlines on your news releases so they score highly on search engines? Make them ...

Infographics in releases?

Infographics in releases?

13 February 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | PR | Media Relations: Ah, infographics, they've become fashionable haven't they, ever since we stopped calling them diagrams. But how about incorporating ...