Blogs

Losing your creative spark? We share Consumer PR insider tips on keeping it alight!

Posted in: Career Advice, Consumer PR, Inspiration, PR and Communications

20 May 2015 Comments

Consumer PR is renowned for being an energetic and dynamic industry where insightful and innovative ideas are fundamental – but how do employees in this sector keep their creativity flowing? Our Consumer PR consultant, Megan Crayford-Noble, talked to professionals in the industry and collated their top tips on how to stay ahead of the game – and keep those fresh ideas coming.

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?

In need of some inspiration?  Check out our Top 5 TED Talks!

Posted in: Career Advice, Inspiration

15 Apr 2015 Comments

Long enough to be credible and short enough to hold the attention of even the busiest of people, the global phenomenon that is TED Talks is a great vehicle for genuine learning, encouraging us to build on what we already know or simply gaining a new perspective on something. Choosing our favourites was a tall order but we whittled it down to these five talks which we think are truly life changing and definitely worth talking about!

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?

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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