Cision celebrates Cision Gorkana Jobs relaunch

Cision hosted an event at its Canary Wharf HQ to mark the relaunch of Cision Gorkana Jobs and the launch of new journalist site Journo Resources last Thursday (February 1), reports Cision’s Luize Lazdane. Central to the event was a special panel debate about the future of journalism and how to build your career – featuring Journo Resources founder […]

Opinion: Chomping at the bot – my night with a chat AI

Michael Taggart, co-founder at Foco, considers how far AI has come since the first chatbot was invented in 1964 and what that means for financial PR today. I had a great conversation last night. There was no-one at home. My WhatsApp groups were silent. And the cat was ignoring me. So, I searched the internet […]

Switched On wins Sheraton Grand Hotel brief

Luxury London hotel Sheraton Grand London Park Lane has appointed Switched On to handle its 2018 retained PR brief following a five-way pitch, reports Cassandra Albertine. The Brighton-based consumer lifestyle agency has been tasked with promoting the hotel’s Club rooms and Suites, alongside its F&B and Weddings offerings. Managing partner Carl Steer will lead the […]

PR Case Study: 3 Monkeys Zeno – Met Office: Who do you trust?

3 Monkeys Zeno outlines how it partnered with Radio One DJ Scott Mills to bring the Met Office’s sun safety message to new audiences and drive downloads of its weather app. Campaign:  Met Office: Who do you trust? Client: Met Office PR Team:  3 Monkeys Zeno (Adam Clatworthy, Chris Bull, Christine Jewell) Timing: July 2017 Budget: Under £50k […]

Society of Editors debates the crisis in our courts and how to solve it

An expert panel discussed how to safeguard British court reporting in the age of digital media at this week’s Society of Editors seminar, Cision’s Josh Gray reports. This week’s seminar at the Telegraph offices, sponsored by Cision, brought a panel of experts together to discuss the challenges facing court reporting and propose solutions. The five-man panel consisted […]

Meet the Journalist: Investigative journalist Emma Youle

Archant’s Emma Youle talks to Cision’s Simon Stiel about her work, why investigative journalism is a vital public service and how PRs can partner with investigative reporters. For your award-winning “hidden homeless” investigation, you looked at homelessness and temporary accommodation in Hackney. Why? The “hidden homeless” investigation was prompted by an earlier story I covered […]

PR Case Study: Clarion Communications – The Grand Cork Experiment

Clarion Communications concocted this elaborate social experiment to increase preference for natural cork stoppers among wine drinking consumers. Campaign:  The Grand Cork Experiment Client: APCOR (The Portuguese Cork Association) PR Team:  Clarion Communications Timing: July-November 2017 Budget: £150,000 Summary The ‘cork vs screw cap’ debate runs deep in the wine world.  Clarion entered the debate on behalf […]

Life of an intern: Roxanne Pratley

Hi, I’m Roxy! I’m the lucky little devil that got to be part of the internship programme at Cision and I am a third year Advertising and Public Relations undergraduate. The corporate world of Canary Wharf was a bit of a change for me from my little flat in leafy Chiswick – but one that […]

Life of an intern: Mahesh Pillai

The first week of my internship is already complete, and what a week it’s been. I honestly did not expect it to be this educational and such a great eye opener to the media industry. Before I started, many people told me that an internship usually involves shadowing a member of a team and trying to […]

Opinion: Carillion shows us that engaging employees is an investment, not a cost

Huw Morgan, director of Good Relations’ internal communications practice, argues that Carillion’s collapse shows why brands must invest in employee engagement. Business journalists have been falling over themselves to predict the first big business to fall in 2018 and, with Carillion’s collapse yesterday, they have their first casualty. History is littered with businesses that died […]