PUBlic Relations is our series of quarterly networking events in pubs across Oxford. Here’s a listing of our previous events – and details of what’s coming up:

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 […]

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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 […]

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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; […]

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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: […]

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PAST EVENT: Wednesday 6 December 2017 – The changing face of the media, and what it means for PR

To celebrate our first anniversary hosting networking sessions for Oxford’s thriving PR community, we are proud to announce a special event featuring two first-class speakers: Ceri Thomas, Public Affairs Director at the University of Oxford and former editor of Panorama and the Today programme Alan Rusbridger, Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, and former editor of The […]

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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, […]

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PAST EVENT – June 2017 – Generation Zzzzzzzz: can PR appeal to a tough new younger crowd?

A new breed is among us, and they’re proving tough for the PR community to reach. This new crowd of teens and twenty-somethings – dubbed ‘Generation Z’ – often mistrust brands and shun the traditional media. They’re infused with healthy levels of cynicism; can be conservative when it comes to social media; and, if you […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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