PAST EVENT: January 2022: New Year, new goals

Tuesday 11 January 2022 , 12-1pm, online via Microsoft Teams We’re kicking off the new year with a special online event focused on what’s in store for 2022. We’ll be asking what the big trends in PR and communications will be, and what we should look out for as the year progresses (regardless of what […]

PAST EVENT: Cause-related issues – the role of communicators

Monday 4th October 2021, from 5.30pm, The White House by Tap Social, Oxford. We’re back with the latest PUBlic Relations event for Oxford’s thriving PR community. This one is dedicated to some of the thorniest issues our organisations face, and how we can go about tackling them. Cause-related issues have come to the fore in recent years, […]

PAST EVENT: Virtual PUBlic Relations: Post-Pandemic PR

Tuesday 25 May 2021, 12-1pm, online via Microsoft Teams.  We’re back with the latest PUBlic Relations event for Oxford’s thriving PR community. This time we’re asking: what does Oxford’s public relations look like post-pandemic? The last twelve months have transformed almost every aspect of our lives – not least the way we work. Most of […]

PAST EVENT: The Covid Crisis and Beyond

Tuesday 30 June 2020, 5.30pm. Your Living Room. Whether you work in internal comms, a PR agency, media relations, public affairs, or change communications, you will no doubt have been pulled into reacting to coronavirus. From the initial shock and crisis response, to maintaining operations during the lockdown, leaders are now scratching their heads as […]

PAST EVENT: Supercharge your digital PR – Monday 9 December 2019

Digital PR is increasingly important for reaching our audiences – but how many of us can say we have a are running well-oiled online machines? In this special PUBlic Relations event, we get under the hood of digital – looking at how quality content can put you in pole position for snapping up earned media; […]

PAST EVENT: How does PR secure a seat at the Board table?

Tuesday 17 September 2019 A growing body of evidence suggests that organisations with Public Relations represented at board level are more effective and responsive.  In many organisations, PR leaders already report to the CEO – but this is not always the case. In this latest PUBlic Relations event, we explore the impact of having a […]

PAST EVENT: Policy and public affairs

Thursday 6 June 2019. Lobbying is sometimes considered a dirty word. But public affairs is an important part of the PR industry and often a key plinth of communications strategies. In an ever-volatile media environment and changing media PR landscape, how do organisations most effectively engage with policy, and what methods do they need to […]

PAST EVENT: PR for Oxford’s start-ups and tech cluster

Thursday 1 May 2019. This special, one-off event provides a unique opportunity for those working in Oxford’s vibrant public relations and start-up/spin-out communities to work together. Talks and discussions with expert speakers will give PR professionals and start-up/spin-out teams the chance to learn from each other, explore opportunities collaborate, and to build on the city’s […]

PAST EVENT: Joining the dots: from internal communications to brand brilliance

Monday 11 March 2019, upstairs at the Jericho Tavern. Many organisations are waking up to the fact that their staff play a major role in their external brands. They’re building new digital formats that help their people to interact; investing in employee engagement; and helping their staff to tell their stories externally. But this is […]

PAST EVENT: How to work with influencers to reach your audiences

Monday 3 December 2018, 5.30pm. Upstairs at The Jericho Tavern, Walton Street. It’s hard to avoid the hype around influencers in PR. YouTubers have moved from having niche followings to commanding six figure sums for their recommendations, while ‘influencer marketing’ has become the buzzword for industry commentators. But working with influencers is not a new thing. Organisations […]

PAST EVENT: Video special – At The Movies: The Plot Thickens

Tuesday 11 September 2018, 5.30pm. Curzon Cinema, Westgate In just a few years, video has moved from having a bit-part in the PR world to being a star performer with top-billing in blockbusting campaigns. In this special event at the brand new Curzon cinema, PUBlic Relations hits the big screen – with a star-studded cast […]

PAST EVENT: Managing crises: before, during and after

Wednesday 6 June, 5.30pm. Upstairs at The Jericho Tavern, Walton Street The Cambridge Analytica scandal has highlighted just how damaging PR crises can be. From a small tech PR firm in East Anglia to a Silicon Valley behemoth, it seems no one is immune from reputational damage. As big data brings companies to their knees; […]

PAST EVENT: Monday 5 March 2018: Data: the good, the bad and the GDPR

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the horizon, everyone seems to be talking about data. Regulations aside, effective use of data can provide public relations with exciting opportunities to connect with audiences more closely than ever before – and can help to prove the value of our work. But the risks are high: […]

PAST EVENT – Tuesday 12 September 2017 – All Change!

How would you manage marketing and communications if your budget was slashed by 80%? Could you move from a press office to full-service communications with no additional budget? Is it possible to stay motivated and keep your skills up to date when everything around you is changing? In this latest PUBlic Relations event, Suzy Jenner, […]

PAST EVENT – March 2017 – Fake news: PR’s role in a post-truth age

The proliferation of fake news has unique implications for public relations – affecting both our interaction with the media and public confidence in news itself. In the second of our PUBlic Relations events, we will be looking at this growing phenomenon in detail – asking whether the PR industry should take some responsibility for fake […]

PAST EVENT – December 2016 – Whose role is it anyway? PR’s place in a changing world

With digital channels and content marketing blurring the boundaries between PR and marketing, and with savvy HR teams increasingly getting involved in employee engagement, does Public Relations still have a place in today’s environment? What value can PR add to building relationships with customers, consumers, and employees? And what role can we play in these […]