Tag Archives: Business

Merlin’s beard! What do you expect?

As part of the Project Merlin agreement banks have pledged an additional £76bn to help Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs).  Up to now SMEs have apparently been surviving on overdrafts and the good old credit card – not an ideal, … Continue reading

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Reflection and 6 tips for new student bloggers

Mirror mirror on the wall I’ve become a blogger after all!  Blogs by their very nature are reflective.  A weekly (in the case of this assignment) view of a topic that shares thoughts following a conversation or something read.  So … Continue reading

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Communications and the scrum

Analogies particularly accompanied by diagrams are a useful way to get a message across. For example change communications is often compared to a journey; where we have come from, where we are now, where we want to get to (and … Continue reading

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Open all hours

You might think that skiing is one activity where people would leave their mobiles in their pocket, at least till they’re off piste.  You would be wrong.  On closer inspection many skiers are using the same ‘hands free’ technology you … Continue reading

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A walk on the dark side

At the beginning of the year we tend to review company objectives and personal development plans.  What are less frequently reviewed though, are crisis communications plans or business continuity plans.  At this point if you think I am about to … Continue reading

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December Dilemma

Well it’s that time of year again so here’s a seasonal blog for you.  Public Relations and other parts of the business that manage key stakeholder relationships are generally tasked with sending the customary Christmas greeting.  So here’s the question. … Continue reading

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Get off my land or open to the public

Now I don’t actually own 40 acres so I’m talking metaphorically or virtually speaking when I refer to land/territory.  What prompts these thoughts is who has responsibility for new media communications in an organisation, who should it be and does it matter? If … Continue reading

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Look a little more serious

Last week my husband was interviewed for his company magazine.  A member of the in-house communications team carried out the interview and brought along a photographer to capture the action.  Everything went successfully and was completed in record time.  Next … Continue reading

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