2015 PR Graduate Schemes

PR Students

Here is the eagerly anticipated list of PR graduate schemes which begin in 2015. Despite most university semesters commencing in September or October, the reality is that the deadline for many schemes is already fast-approaching (the majority close throughout January 2015). Crucially, this means two things for students. A) Now is the time to start on More...

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By Ben Cotton On Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Are You Pitching to the Page View Led Newsroom?

Last year I discussed the idea of pitching to the page view led newsroom as something everyone on both sides of the agency and client divide must get used to. As the media industry fragments and struggles to find More...

Change is Coming
By Ben Cotton On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Change is Coming: PR Practice & the Next Decade

I’ve been studying or working in the public relations (PR) industry for 10 years now and while this pales into insignificance against my more established counterparts, it makes the changes I’ve witnessed to More...

Young Graduates
By Ben Cotton On Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

2014 PR Grad Schemes

Over the years, it has become increasingly clear that if this blog is known for one thing, it’s the list of PR graduate schemes that I publish each November. I’m proud to say that this is now the fifth consecutive More...

By Ben Cotton On Saturday, October 12th, 2013

The Rise of Two Tier PR

Frequent readers of this blog will know that I’m concerned about the emergence of two tier Public Relations (PR). Over the last few years I’ve been privileged enough to see and work with those agencies and organisations More...

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By Ben Cotton On Saturday, September 14th, 2013

10 Reasons We Must Leave AVE Behind NOW

Over the years I’ve spoken and written about, and generally bemoaned the fact public relations (PR) is becoming a two tier industry with those in tier-one pedaling tactical publicity and the latter being strategic, More...

10 Downing Street
By Ben Cotton On Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

What the PR Industry Can Learn from the ‘Government Nudge’ Unit

A couple of weeks back I stumbled across a fantastic article in the Guardian about the UK government’s ‘nudge unit’. For those not in the know, the ‘nudge unit’ is the cabinet office’s behavioural insights More...

By Ben Cotton On Saturday, July 13th, 2013

‘All PR is Online’ White Paper

Keene Communications recently published a White Paper featuring the abstract for the forthcoming third edition of Online Public Relations; the hugely popular book by Professor David Phillips FCIPR and Philip Young. More...

Brand Storytelling
By Ben Cotton On Saturday, June 8th, 2013
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How Your Brand Can Tell a More Compelling Story

I’ve always been interested in storytelling and since moving to Ireland I have developed a much deeper appreciation of just how rich its tradition of storytelling actually is. That’s all well and good, but More...

By Ben Cotton On Saturday, January 26th, 2013
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Edelman Trust Barometer 2013

I had the pleasure of being invited to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer this week which took place at the Westbury, Dublin. On a personal note it was slightly unusual for me to no longer be on the Edelman-side More...


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