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Career insights & advice from Mike MacFarlane, agency partner and self-starting entrepreneur

Posted in: Guest Interviews

24 May 2017 Comments

Mike MacFarlane is at the forefront of communications and understands integrated corporate communications from a digital perspective like few others. He founded his own content and film making communications consultancy in his 20s and sold it to Instinctif Partners four years later. A true entrepreneur who has fast-tracked his career. Here he kindly shares career insights and advice with us.

Staff turnover a worry?  5 steps to retain your high performers for longer

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07 Apr 2017 Comments

PR agencies, you are losing great people to in-house, it’s time for you to step up. You are not really competing against other agencies quite as much as you are with the ‘the grass is greener’ syndrome and the enormous pull of an in-house role. 90% of the corporate and financial professionals we talk to will only consider a move for an in-house opportunity. The legwork for finding you great people is high, so what are you doing about keeping your best performers? The fight for great talent is here to stay. Stop sweeping it under the carpet and let’s uncover the dirt; it’s time to clean up your act.

Life after Financial PR

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23 Feb 2017 Comments

What happens after a career in financial PR? Start your own business? That is the path one of my favourite ex-PR’s took. Five years on, Anna Keeble is the proud co-founder of Gazelle Partners, a successful corporate wellbeing business with companies such as Accenture and Red Bull on their books.


A view from the top

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31 Jan 2017 Comments

We love January, as it gives us all a fresh focus and we meet up with a lot of our agency CEOs and Heads of Comms. I’m inquisitive by nature and it’s great to hear how businesses are performing and discuss their forecast for this year. Naturally, Brexit and Trump are hot topics of conversation however, similar questions are coming up with regards to the challenges and successes within the PR market. We thought it would be helpful to share the most common questions

An interview with PR, Marketing Communications and Leadership Strategist Anita Hamilton

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Guest Interviews, Inspiration, PR and Communications

01 Nov 2016 Comments

With over 25 years of consumer, corporate and internal communications experience, brand building and leadership expertise, Anita Hamilton takes part in our guest interview this week. Here she shares her insights into her career experiences, her involvement with leadership communications programmes to support women’s advancement in the workplace – and her definition of great PR.

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