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Here are some views about public relations from the PR professionals in the Oxford area. If you would like to contribute, please get in touch. 

 

Agency profile: BOTTLE

Jennifer Sanchis caught up with BOTTLE, a PR agency based in Oxford to discuss the power of content and storytelling. What’s Bottle all about? New ways to do the oldest thing in the world, which is to tell great stories. New ways, because there’s a lot that’s changing – the channels and tactics to reach and engage […]

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Public Affairs: Top tips for your Brexit communication

By Jennifer Sanchis I recently had the chance to attend a masterclass held by Dr Jon White at the CIPR headquarters in London. Alongside 17 other practitioners, we gathered to review, discuss and map out the communication challenges brought by Brexit. Nearly two years after the referendum, the CIPR has recently revealed that more than […]

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AGENCY PROFILE: TAMARINDO

Jennifer Sanchis caught up with Adam Barber, Managing Director at Tamarindo Communications, a commercially-focused PR and communications agency, to talk about sector specialism in PR. How was Tamarindo born? After a ten-year stint working in corporate communications and investor relations in the City it was time for a change. I was on gardening leave so […]

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Don’t just lean in – look in too

by Victoria Pearson There is no doubt that the spotlight on gender issues is brighter than ever before. The #MeToo movement, compulsory gender pay gap reporting, and even the media scrutiny of Meghan Markle’s feminist credentials all highlight that there is much in our culture that still militates against true equality. ONS statistics cited in the […]

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Is prevention better than cure? Tackling ‘fake news’ in the media

By Anne Whitehouse A recent public conversation between former The Guardian journalist Nick Davies and former editor Alan Rusbridger prompted me to think about the relationship between journalists and public relations professionals. The discussion took place at An Oxford Conversation: Truth in the Media, hosted by the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of […]

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Agency profile: CubanEight

Jennifer Sanchis caught up with Sian Gaskell, Managing Director of Oxfordshire-based CubanEight to find out about this mid-sized business-to-business PR agency. How would you describe your agency? CubanEight is a mid-sized business-to-business agency with a focus on technology based in Chesterton, just outside Bicester in Oxfordshire.  We are running campaigns for global brands and fast-growing companies based […]

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What does the gender pay gap and CIPR #stateofpr say about the barriers to leadership for women in PR?

By Emma Duke One of the most powerful elements of the CIPR’s State of the Profession report (alongside a truly horrifying statistic that less than 1 in 10 of PR practitioners are from a BAME background) is the glaring issue of how many women work in PR – more than 40,000, representing 63% of the […]

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Why the work experience debate matters

By Nicky Smith It’s easy to get swept up in angry righteousness about education issues. And some people of course, say things just to provoke a response. By saying “Discriminate against job applicants from Eton,” Justine Greening is using a quick and lazy way to say, ‘think about social issues when selecting candidates for work experience.’ […]

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What is wrong with PR?

By Jennifer Sanchis This is probably PR’s greatest irony: PR suffers from bad reputation and image issues. Although the discipline has been institutionalised for years now, the industry is still facing an existential crisis that most practitioners and professional bodies are actively tackling. I wanted to look at the most crucial challenges and misconceptions which, […]

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Digital content expert needed

Are you a digital warrior? Want to help make a difference in Oxford’ vibrant PR community? Then why not join the Public Relations Oxford team? We’re looking for a digital content expert to help us develop the Public Relations Oxford brand. In particular we want someone who can take the lead on our web and […]

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