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Our annual Salary Survey results are in – are PRs happy with what they’re being paid?

Posted in: Consumer PR, Corporate Communications, Financial PR, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

11 May 2016 Comments

We give the lowdown on the findings of our recent Annual Salary Survey, with 800 PR and Communications professionals participating from both agencies and in-house organisations. The responses are well worth a read, and we hope you find the report as informative and insightful as we do.

How to be a truly exceptional Account Director in corporate communications

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

09 Mar 2016 Comments

With exceptional Account Directors in the Corporate Communications area being highly sought after, we know a thing or two about the key skills that our clients are expecting when they come to us in search of a star player to fill this role. The following gems will help you identify if you have the skills that will take you to the next level, and make you a truly outstanding Account Director.

An interview with Angela Warburton, Global Head of Communications at Henderson Global Investors

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

03 Mar 2016 Comments

Angela Warburton has a wealth of experience in corporate communications from an exciting career with the likes of PwC, Prudential Assurance and as Global Head of Marketing and Communications at Aviva Investors.
In 2014 she took on the challenge of becoming Global Head of Communications at Henderson Global Investors. We asked her about her career success, what makes great PR and keeping her team happy.

Step up and be that Superstar Head of Comms you aspire to be

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

20 Aug 2015 Comments

What makes a successful Head of Comms? Certain skills and qualities spring to mind immediately: a fantastic people manager, a great breadth of comms expertise across numerous disciplines, a source of sound senior counsel, incredibly well networked both inside and outside business, and a contact book that is the envy of many, brimming with the names of journalists and professionals across the industry. However, what is it that makes a truly remarkable Head of Comms?

The transformation of an industry – The top 3 issues facing London’s property PRs

Posted in: Corporate Communications, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

11 Aug 2015 Comments

In recent years, the property industry has faced transformation like no other sector – particularly in London. What does this mean for PRs working for the UK’s largest property advisors, developers, agents and investors? And how do they keep their company or client front of mind in an ever-changing landscape?

Getting into PR: Our top tips

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

29 Jul 2015 Comments

There’s always been a Catch 22 situation when it comes to getting your foot on the first rung of the career ladder: can’t get a job without experience, can’t get experience without a job. Public Relations is no exception to many professions but what makes the situation even harder, quite apart from the fact that future PR talent now faces an almost insurmountable hurdle of undergraduate debt, is competition. Public Relations is one of the top three career choices for today’s graduates.

How to make a success of working in-house in 5 simple steps – Heads of Media reveal all!

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

10 Jun 2015 Comments

I have recently worked and placed PR professionals with consulting firms and have enjoyed the experience of working with them. As part of gaining a better understanding of the market and in order to gain a valuable insight into what makes 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 consulting firms in the industry including Deloitte and Accenture. In this series of blogs I will be sharing what I learnt.

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