Burns Night

On Saturday, 25th January, Scots all over the country donned their tartan with pride and dusted off the bag pipes as they celebrated Robert Burns day. Some reading this may not understand what the fuss is ‘aboot’ but here in Bonnie Scotland, it’s a day to celebrate. Robert Burns is considered the National Poet of […]

Scotland has been voted the third best place in the world to visit

It is tourism marketing gold – us Scots at the Havas PR Edinburgh office are very proud to announce Scotland has been voted the third best place in the world to visit next year. And why wouldn’t it be? Not only do we have fields and fields of gorgeous scenery, historical museums and a giant green monster (that […]

PR unpaid internships

Putting a spin on it It is that time of year again, when young graduates fire off applications to PR consultancies in the hope of finding employment.  That is if they are not going off on their gap year.  I didn’t have that luxury – I worked at Cussons Soap Factory in Salford every summer […]

No business like new business

I love new business.  It is the life blood of any agency.  I love the thrill of the chase, from the first phone call from a prospective new client to the heart pumping pitch, plus everything in between.  The brainstorms; the mystery shop; the chemistry meeting; the heated discussions as to what stays in the […]

Getting a job in PR (Part 2)

The second part of Brian Beech‘s tips on getting a job in PR, following his PRCA talk in Manchester…   So, your CV has excited and engaged and got you through the door!  What do you need to do in preparation before you get there since, as the song says, ‘You only get one shot’?  […]