How government communicators should tackle misinformation
Guest author Harjinder Randhawa proposes a five step plan for government communicators to handle misinformation.
As organisations around the world confront a wave of disinformation and misinformation, PR people can help them rise to the challenge – but first we must reckon with PR’s own reputation when it comes to spinning the truth argues Vincenzo Magagna.
Remote work is here to stay
Internal corporate communication managers are at the foreground of finding consistent ways to connect with co-located and remote employees argues Alyona Yakymchuk.
Jersey or Guernsey: Who Won the Covid Comms Battle?
Chris Rayner contrasts the Covid-19 response of the two largest Channel Islands through the lens of rhetoric and persuasion.
Mental health campaigns for young people
After a year of the most extreme public health messages and changes in our behaviour we need to re-evaluate what will work to reduce stigma and encourage young people to access mental health services, writes Claire Mutimer.
Have Influencers Lost Their Influence? A PR Perspective
With the right level of research and a mindset of cautious due diligence, influencer marketing can add value to a business argues Leila Jones.
The importance of PR to multi-academy trusts
Leaders of multi-academy trusts should neglect PR at their own peril argues James Clarke.
Does targeted political advertising present a threat to democracy?
'Fake news is all around us.' Catherine Owen-Williams explores the threat to democracy posed by the misinformation age.
‘Approached for comment’ – how should local authorities respond to post-publication media enquiries?
'The thorny issue of media relations is not new; but as media outlets transition ever-faster towards social media, how you respond must adapt – and it all centres on relationships' argues Will Lodge.
From crisis to BAU: has the Covid-19 pandemic transformed communications for the better?
'I hope the pandemic will see communications professionals shift to become a more flexible, human-championing profession,' writes Alice Attwood.
Why Edtech Startups Must Plan Crisis Communications
'As the [education technololgy] sector continues to expand and to touch more lives, it will need to plan responsibly for inevitable crisis. If one seeks to work with children, to profit from them, one must also act with maturity and respect' warns Michelle Levesley.
A celebrity endorsement can make headlines, but does it help win elections asks Kerri Prince.