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60 seconds with David Thomas, head of communications, The World Federation of Exchanges

David Thomas, head of communications at industry body The World Federation of Exchanges, on the fun he had as a journalist in the mid-'90s, how editorial experience is indispensable in PR and his dream to work for expat radio in the South of France.

2 years ago in Industry Features

60 seconds with Lora Coventry, Liontrust Asset Management

Lora Coventry, PR manager at Liontrust Asset Management, on how the industry could benefit from more women in senior positions, the indispensable asset of passion, and why she'd make a great Blue Peter presenter.

2 years ago in Industry Features

NEWS ANALYSIS: How brands can adapt a successful food and drink PR strategy in the wake of the Government’s latest healthy eating push

Food and drink brands, particularly those aimed at children, are in the spotlight for what they put in their products and how they market them to the public. With the government raising awareness of health issues related to food high in sugar and fat, comms experts agree that food brands have to evolve their messaging and PR campaigns in line with the current political and consumer climate, writes Kaltrina Bylykbashi.

2 years ago in Industry Features

60 seconds with Christina Sandkühler, LaSalle Investment Management

Christina Sandkühler, EMEA, head of corporate communications at LaSalle Investment Management, on the value of creativity in PR, why there should be appreciation of the power of comms at board level and why she once had to organise the 'world's greatest dice roll', up a mountain, in Greenland.

2 years ago in Industry Features

60 seconds with Alastair Turner, Aspectus PR

Alastair Turner, CEO of Aspectus PR, on walking the line between the creative and commercial, his favourite piece of content and the misconception that PR is all G&Ts and long lunches.

2 years ago in Industry Features

NEWS ANALYSIS: What brands can do to stay on the right side of climate crisis coverage as COP21 puts it up the agenda

As world leaders meet at COP21 in Paris over the next two weeks to discuss how to tackle the global climate change crisis, the media’s increased focus on the environment presents an opportunity for brands. However, they need to be genuine and cautious, comms experts warn.

2 years ago in Industry Features

60 seconds with James Curtis, Stampa

James Curtis, director at Stampa, on how you need a thick skin to work in PR, how satisfying it is to secure media coverage for a client and how he'd enjoy 'reforming' Richard III's reputation.

2 years ago in Industry Features

Fintech growth puts the spotlight on how financial services brands engender trust in consumers and investors agree Gorkana Financial Services panel

Consumer trust, funding and storytelling were just some of the issues raised at a special Gorkana financial services panel event last week featuring City A.M. editor Christian May, Alex Letts, co-founder of UK-based digital bank Ffrees and LaSalle Investment Management’s head of corporate comms, Christina Sandkuehler.

2 years ago in Industry Features

60 seconds with Charlotte Williams, Colliers International

Charlotte Williams, EMEA and UK director of PR & communications at commercial property agent Colliers International, on her former life promoting The Spice Girls' movie, volunteering to promote Britain's 'longest-ever' street party and why every comms practitioner should have a mentor at the start of their career.

3 years ago in Industry Features