The week in PR (15 September)

About the author

Richard Bailey Hon FCIPR is editor of PR Academy's PR Place Insights. He teaches and assesses undergraduate, postgraduate and professional students.

News in brief

  • Lord McNally and Lord Clement-Jones have been awarded Honorary Fellowships of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) for their outstanding contribution to public relations
  • The PRCA has announced the shortlist for the annual Reginald Watts Prize for Insight
  • BBC, Guardian and Mail Online dominate online news in UK, according to a Reuters Institute study reported in Press Gazette.


Pick of the posts

These are the editor’s pick of posts about public relations this week. Recommendations are welcome to

  • Scott Guthrie: 18 WhatsApp hacks to help you communicate better (no date)
    ‘It’s time to get the most out of this cross-platform messaging app with these 18 WhatsApp hacks and product features.’
  • David Gallagher: No time for schadenfreude (8 September)
    ‘Better to pause and consider our own efforts to provide clients with constructive, ethical advice and service, and where there may be vulnerabilities.’
  • Amanda Coleman: Crisis? What Crisis? (10 September)
    The [Public Sector Communication] award sparked some social media discussion about whether it really was crisis communication or was it just comms at high speed.’
  • Roger Darashah: Would a PR practitioner from 1997 feel at home in 2017? (10 September)
    ‘Campaigns were made up of press releases, photo opportunities, milestone events, some research, authored articles and lots of proactive pitching to journalists.’
  • Neville Hobson: Perspectives on blogging in the UK (11 September)
    ‘Blogging for business and pleasure is alive and flourishing in the UK’
  • Paula Keaveney: University pay: How not to handle the media (15 September)
    ‘This issue now has media salience. That means that facts about spending which would not have made it into the papers before, will get prominence because they’ve become relevant.