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Valentine’s Day PR stunts: The Good, The Bad and The Risqué

  It’s fast-approaching the time of year again that fills many of us with a strong sense of impending dread – Valentine’s Day PR stunts. That time of year where we shudder at the thought of approaching heart-smothered card shops, where singletons hide away in darkened rooms for 24 hours and where those of us […]

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A day in the life of PR: Visit to BBC studios at Media City

Also known as ‘the day I was virtually attacked by buffaloes’ at Media City Last week I joined a few colleagues for a behind-the-scenes tour of the BBC at Media City in Salford Quays. We had a sneak peek at the studios for BBC Sport, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Manchester and BBC Breakfast. […]

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Clint Boon, Kate Lawler, Manchester music, PR and media

  The MPA hosted an excellent event this week, looking at the relationship between music, media and human behaviour. A series of talks looked at how we are influenced by the things we hear as much as the things we see, with examples of how brands and society have taken advantage of this fact. We […]

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Phone hacking – we know you’re out there

Source: Flickr As the phone hacking controversy continues, I am reminded that once I helped police with their enquiries as part of Operation Weeting.  Hard to believe, I know, but my conversations with a friend were listened in to by people looking for a story when hacking and not fracking was all the rage. I […]

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The definition of PR

I feel as though the definition of PR is one of those illusive terms many people actually know the meaning of, yet it has a way of sounding assertive so further explanation is not usually required in casual conversation. This was certainly at the back of my mind as I arrived at Havas PR Manchester at […]