Is tech PR accessible to all?

Last Thursday I attended the event organised by one of my favourite PR agencies — Golin, and a fantastic group that gets together PR pros and journalists operating in the tech environment — TechJPR. The event mainly tackled diversity and accessibility to this part of the industry. Is tech PR and journalism accessible to everyone, from every background?

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#4PRQs for: Mike Love

In this week’s #4PRQs (Four PR Questions), I’m really glad to be featuring one of my favourite tweeters, Mike Love. Mike has 40 years’ experience in the communications business as UK chairman of the leading global PR agency Burson-Marsteller; international communications lead for G4S, BT, Microsoft and McDonald’s; and as the political agent to Margaret Thatcher. “To be successful in PR you have to be interested in people,” says Mike.

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Guest post: Why You Should Be Involved In Student Media

Life as a student is blissful, despite the constant burden of adulthood slowly creeping upon you, it is easy to ride along the glorious train of lectures-library-pub. However, there becomes a day where the word “graduation” starts creeping up from behind. The prospect of finishing university and having to finally accept that you are in fact an adult can be extremely daunting, the thought of having to find a job can be equally stressful. As an adult in denial, I can say that my one piece of advice as a student looking to step into a career in media is: get involved in student media.

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#6ofMarcel: Golin’s B&B, Raining Men, Norway’s radio, and a hyphen

This week snow has visited Britain, and kind of went through London. Even though it was a snow with rain. This phenomenon, didn’t however make it to the #6ofMarcel list, where I list the most interesting and intriguing things I encountered recently. What made it, was iPhone’s anniversary, Golin addressing the housing issue in London, and a hyphen.

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#4PRQs for: Andrew Bloch of Frank PR

I was really honoured when one of my favourite tweeters and industry leaders, Andrew Bloch, agreed to feature in the #4PRQs (Four PR Questions) series. Andrew is Founder and Group Managing Director of Frank PR. He has acted as official spokesperson for Lord Sugar since 2001, and has handled the PR for all Apprentice winners since the show started in 2005. Andrew can be also found in the PR Week Power Book. He advises PR graduates on never taking ‘no’ as an answer.

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Freelance role: twelve months on

Around this time last year I was noticed by Samantha Howard. Sam, being quite impressed with my social feeds, offered me a position of the ‘social media guy’ on the freelance basis. This experience has certainly changed my career, and after a year of working with the most amazing people at the Comms Crowd I can say that this role was the best thing that could’ve happened to me.

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#4PRQs for: Ali Gee of FleishmanHillard Fishburn

For the first #4PRQs (Four PR Questions) in 2017, I’m incredibly lucky to be interviewing Ali Gee, deputy CEO of FleishmanHillard Fishburn. Ali has more than 20 years’ experience in agency side and in-house. She was previously CEO of Fishburn, which merged with FleishmanHillard in January last year. Before joining Fishburn, Ali was Executive Vice President at Edelman. Ali has shared some incredibly interesting and valuable insights with me.

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