Food for thought?

Britain is presently undergoing a period of existential angst. The privations of lockdown and now the disgraceful antics of our political and royal (allegedly) leaders have left a bit of a sour taste in the nation’s collective mouth.  So, perhaps it’s comforting to note that across the Channel, our French neighbours are also having something…

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Your guide to what isn’t going to happen in 2022

Are you fed up with reviews of the past year – and predictions for the next? We were at Insight, so, in deference to the late, great Gil Scott-Heron’s assertion that the revolution will not be televised, we thought we’d give you our predictions of what won’t happen in 2022.  Back in the 1970’s, Scott-Heron’s…

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Cheap Shots for Breakfast

God knows, Matt Hancock has a lot to answer for. Not least, his rather unceremonious departure from his post as Health Secretary earlier this year, after a slightly stomach-churning video of him snogging his aide was leaked, amid his own restrictions on social distancing. His handling of the pandemic in general, many on both sides…

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An interesting week in PR Land

It’s been a week of highs and lows in PR Land – and some truly excruciating interviews. First, a tip of the hat to the people at kitchen gadget manufacturer, Morphy Richards.  Their headline grabber was based on a competition to find the owner of Britain’s oldest electric iron. Step forward Orpington’s Chris West who was declared winner with an…

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How to be paperwork happy

Travel, it’s said, broadens the mind. Well, that kind of depends on your destination, your travel companions, your method of conveyance and, more poignantly these days, the hassle factor involved by travelling at a time of pestilence and contagion.  How quickly we forget the ease of flying and flopping somewhere on a whim – and paying…

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Down but not out

We who work in what is sometimes described as “creative services” can find pleasure in strange places: we can mount a spirited argument over the use of a comma here or a full point there. We can, and do, agonise about words, nuance and punctuation (although that is now deemed elitist). How we suffer for…

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If A&E’s the answer, what’s the question?

I have recently descended into the gritty reality of the UK health sector from the utopian heights of a frivolous arts degree. It was almost by providence that, barely three weeks into my internship, a sprained ankle thrust me foot-first into what I now refer to as “the front line” and “the patient experience”.  All…

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PRs bad PR?

Like it or not, we live in a world where it’s actually quite difficult not to be connected in one form or another. Anyone with a phone or laptop, ie, pretty much everybody, can now be a broadcaster, blogger, vlogger, commentator, news maker or news breaker. Does anyone still use their mobile phones just to…

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