Getting hired and getting ahead in PR

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There’s something horribly age defining about being asked to speak to students about how to get a start in their career, like noticing policemen and doctors are starting to look younger.

At the same time it was also a huge and irresistible honour to be part of an event at one of the best PR courses in my home university. Continue reading

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Not dead, just different: Big media in a social media world.

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In a week when Newcastle Brown Ale admitted it was changing the recipe to please some Americans who don’t like the colour, it seems fitting that I was at the site where there famous ‘dog’ was once brewed.

The brewery has now been bulldozed after the familiar corporate merger/ acquisition/ sale process that seems to do for everything these days and a new science city building called ‘the core’ stands on the spot where millions of bottles of booze once rolled off the production line. Continue reading

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I’ve not blogged for a while and in the absence of anything worthwhile to say I thought I’d stick up a few images.

I almost always have an iphone with me & these are a few of the random shots taken around Newcastle and Northumberland.

Partly inspired by the Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibition at the Brilliant Side Gallery although nowhere near in terms of quality.