CIPR has awarded an honorary fellowship to Barry Legetter, the outgoing CEO of AMEC; and has named five new fellows: Andrew Smith, Katrine Pearson, Lindsey Collumbell, Adam Tuckwell and Mary Whenman.
Barbara Allison, a director of communications within the Scottish Government was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours; Transport for London’s Victoria Harrison-Cook was awarded an MBE for services to diversity in public relations.
Katie Marlow: How to use scenario planning to help your organisation prepare for Brexit. (13 June) ‘I found this event fascinating and incredibly useful to understand and find a way through the complexity and uncertainty of Brexit. It provided a place to think rationally, collectively and constructively about different Brexit scenarios, and to discuss ideas with others without it becoming politically charged.’
Stephen Waddington: An open thank you letter to AMEC’s Barry Legetter (12 June) ‘Your contribution to standards in measurement deserves recognition alongside individuals including Alex Aiken and Richard Bagnall in the UK; Dr David Rockland and Katie Paine in the US; and Prof Jim McNamara in Australia.’
Rachel Miller and others: How to help managers communicate (8 June) ‘Your role isn’t just to communicate, it’s to coach too. Share your wisdom, take the time to mentor, and create loads of great toolkits, templates and guides for them.'
Stephen Waddington: How to do Influencer Marketing (no date) 'Influencer marketing has become a strategic priority for organisations in the past 18 months. It’s proving to be a highly effective form of marketing but it is still in its infancy. These are some of the key challenges and opportunities.'
Jessica Pardoe: Meet the PR blogger - with Marcel Klebba (14 June) 'I’m not a native English speaker and good writing skills are very important part of PR job. I started MK to write regularly, explore ideas and learn more about the comms industry.'
Paul Blanchard with Tim Shipman: Media Masters podcast (14 June) ‘[Fallout] chronicles all the mess that happened in the year after the Referendum.'
Scott Guthrie: 4 insights on the advocacy economy (11 June) ‘Those brands that do not innovate and change their business models to embrace this new era of customer communication risk damaging relationships with those that matter most: their customers.’