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UK property: what to expect in 2020

The UK property market is often seen as a marker for the wider economy, whether through the metric of house prices or the number of new buildings under construction. It is therefore rarely off the news agenda in some form with constant speculation as to what to expect next. Having worked with a number of ...

Inside the newsroom

Imagine the scenario: It is 4.30pm. You have three stories to write, three deadlines looming, less than an hour to churn out 1,500 words on three different topics. Calls to make, facts to check, images to source. And an angry news editor standing over you demanding copy. Then the phone rings. “Hello, can I ...

What is networking these days?

As a 20-something in a corporate PR agency world where my work days were spent in power suits, photocopying press releases and stuffing them in envelopes to send to the media by post, the idea I would ever be confident enough to network, let alone the idea of being able ...

The end is nigh – juicy finish

Alex makes it through to the end of her three day cleanse - but was it worth it? As I tentatively sip my dinner juice, happy in the knowledge that I won’t ever knowingly drink coconut oil and vanilla again I am feeling pretty pleased with myself.  You have probably guessed ...

Too juicy by far – day two of Alex’s cleanse

My morning started with the kids shouting at each other about what they were having for breakfast.  Well they had more than I did!  Aside from the fact I have chosen to spend three days eating my way through a juiced vegetable patch I had not learnt from last night’s ...

What makes a great media spokesperson

Over the years, between us, we've worked with hundreds of organisations and their spokespeople. From CEOs to product managers and entrepreneurs, people put themselves forwards to communicate their businesses' vision. Some people will have had lots of media and journalist experience, others not so much and some none at all. As ...

purplefish MD in Bristol Business News

We have had a very busy start to the New Year with many pitches, client meetings and work completed. It looks like its going to be a great year for everyone. At the same time our esteemed managing director, Joanna Randall, was profiled this month in the highly regarded Bristol Business ...

CIPR Diversity Working Group Summit

I was proud to attend the CIPR's first diversity summit today which looked at many issues relating to diversity, and indeed the lack of it, in PR and communications. It's an important topic and one which is pleasing is now on the CIPR's agenda.  Well done to Catherine Grinyer who chairs ...