Blogs

What I learned from 3 days with the Army Training Regiment

Posted in: PR and Communications, The Working World, Work Advice, Work-Life Balance

29 Aug 2017 Comments

I have been part of a mastermind and training group for years. We meet up twice a year for a three-day ‘retreat’. In the past, we have basked in the Tenerife sun, walked across hot coals in leafy Kent, sung karaoke and hired out a casino for the night in the beautiful Scottish countryside. It’s always incredibly energising and we come away with fresh ideas and knowledge, ready to take on the world again!

Moving in-house - good, bad or ugly?

Posted in:

01 Jun 2017 Comments

In our experience the best communications professionals have a mixture of both agency and in-house experience, and we believe agencies are the very best place to learn and progress at pace, however working in-house is frequently something which is found on many PR pros’ wishlists. In fact, 9 out of 10 people we speak to on a daily basis are looking to move in-house and won’t consider an agency move.

Career insights & advice from Mike MacFarlane, agency partner and self-starting entrepreneur

Posted in: Guest Interviews

24 May 2017 Comments

Mike MacFarlane is at the forefront of communications and understands integrated corporate communications from a digital perspective like few others. He founded his own content and film making communications consultancy in his 20s and sold it to Instinctif Partners four years later. A true entrepreneur who has fast-tracked his career. Here he kindly shares career insights and advice with us.

Staff turnover a worry?  5 steps to retain your high performers for longer

Posted in:

07 Apr 2017 Comments

PR agencies, you are losing great people to in-house, it’s time for you to step up. You are not really competing against other agencies quite as much as you are with the ‘the grass is greener’ syndrome and the enormous pull of an in-house role. 90% of the corporate and financial professionals we talk to will only consider a move for an in-house opportunity. The legwork for finding you great people is high, so what are you doing about keeping your best performers? The fight for great talent is here to stay. Stop sweeping it under the carpet and let’s uncover the dirt; it’s time to clean up your act.

Page 1 of 25 123 Next

Salary Survey 2017