This week we reached peak GDPR, and the subject even tipped into hilarity. But here’s the crunch: those emails may not have been necessary according to the Guardian.
The CIPR’s AI in PR panel has published its analysis of the likely impact of technology including artificial intelligence on public relations practice. ‘AI is about to massively change our lives. The public relations profession needs to keep up. We need more experience with these tools and more critical reviews to learn how best to use them and their limitations.’
Victoria Tomlinson, CEO of Northern Lights, has launched a new venture. Called Next-Up, it aims to support senior executives to find a role and a purpose as ‘unretirees’. Reported in the Yorkshire Post.
Ross Wigham: 10 comms tips from an NHS Chief exec (23 May) ‘David Bradley, chef executive of South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust offered a detailed insight into what those in the top job are looking for from their senior communicators.’
Steve Marinker: What’s your narrative gap? (23 May) ‘If there is one plaintive cry I have heard from clients more than any other, it’s that that their organisations are not properly understood.’
Helen Sewell: How to be truly influential? Sleep more. (22 May) ‘The author of "Why We Sleep", Professor Matthew Walker, points out that CEOs who don’t get enough sleep are less charismatic and less inspiring.’
Rachel Miller: How to be a trusted adviser (23 May) ‘I’ve written this many times on my blog over the years, but if you want to be a trusted adviser, don’t just say the C word (Comms).’
Jackie Le Fevre: Are the words on the wall your values? (18 May) ‘In your experience, are core values generally lived? In my experience they are not. In my experience to live core values is much easier said than done.’
Advita Patel: It’s good to talk (18 May) ‘With this constant noise around us it’s important to take some time out for yourself and evaluate your mental health regularly.’
Ronke Lawal: How to work with influencers [vlog] (21 May) ‘I still believe that the relationship brands (specifically small ones) and influencers have, can be a powerful one and influencers can really make an impact within a PR and marketing campaign.’