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The Inside Scoop from Professional Services Leaders

Posted in: Career Advice, PR and Communications

13 May 2015 Comments

This year, I will be focusing the development of my desk in professional services and–more specifically–consultancies. As part of getting to understand the market better and in order to gain a valuable insight into the things that make candidates successful in those teams, I have spent some time over the past few weeks speaking to the Heads of Communications and Media Relations of some of the biggest and well-known companies in the industry. In this series of blogs, I will be sharing what I learnt.

Banish awkward silences! Expert ways to kickstart a conversation

Posted in: Career Advice, Networking, PR and Communications

29 Apr 2015 Comments

When it comes to the art of great conversation, most people in the field of PR and Communications are naturals. You can chat up a storm with just about anyone, you’re a pro at listening and you love meeting and connecting with people. However, when it comes to starting a conversation, it can sometimes be a different story. Arriving at an event to find yourself suddenly faced with a room full of complete strangers can be a daunting prospect to even the most seemingly unflappable of talkers. How do you just walk up to someone and start talking?

Surname & Surname celebrate their third birthday

Posted in: Consumer PR, Guest Interviews, PR and Communications

18 Mar 2015 Comments

To mark one of our favourite clients, brand PR consultancy Surname & Surname’s third birthday, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to talk to co-founder, Kev O’Sullivan. Kev reflects upon what has been a whirlwind three years for himself and fellow co-founder, Lotte Jones, and gives us a taste of what they have lined up for the next three – and beyond!

5 Habits of Highly Effective Heads of Corporate Communications

Posted in: Career Advice, Corporate Communications, PR and Communications

11 Mar 2015 Comments

While the ability to communicate – and do it extremely well – ranks highly on the remit of any Head of Comms, there are several other finely honed skills and carefully cultivated qualities that make the real star perfomers stand out. So what are the fundamentals that the dynamic and discerning Heads of Comms focus on to become highly effective?

What I enjoy about executive search and the challenge of it

Posted in: PR and Communications, The Works

04 Mar 2015 Comments

If you asked me to list 5 things that I love about my job, executive search would be up there – without a doubt. Just to clarify, the aim of an executive search assignment is to find the very best person in the market for a particular role with specific skills and attributes. The search looks at only the cream of the crop – the top 5% of professionals. To carry this out to maximum effect, an extraordinary amount of very discriminating and meticulous work is required. It’s painstaking at times, but it’s a process that runs deep, comes with a ‘no ifs ands or buts’ pre-requisite – and I love it!

Why some journalists are doubting Tweeters…Headland’s Mike Sergeant shares his views

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Guest Blog, PR and Communications, Social Media

05 Feb 2015 Comments

Mike Sergeant, our favourite political and business news correspondent, having successfully made the move from the world of BBC journalism into corporate and financial PR to join Headland, took time out of his new role to share his opinion on some of the findings in CISION’s Social Journalism Study 2015.

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