Why PR is about more than achieving media coverage

Jack Badger is a carpentry and masonry business based in the heart of the Peak District. The team uses traditional carpentry tools and techniques to design and create beautiful and sustainable fittings, furniture and architectural features.

We started working with the business to generate media coverage, write website content and award entries, and advise on social media. After a few months of activity, an exciting opportunity presented itself to Jack Badger.

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PR trends 2018: A look back at 2017 news

To predict PR trends 2018, we first of all need to look back at 2017. From a media and PR point of view, 2017 has been a year of deafening noise. Fake news, terrorist attacks, Grenfell Tower, sexual harassment, Brexit, the threat of nuclear war… it’s been a year of confusion, heartbreak and anger.

The news and accompanying views have come thick and fast all year and with what seems like ever-increasing toxicity. Facts have lost out to opinions, opinions have become more extreme, and the extreme has found its way into the mainstream. From politicians to celebrities, the people and stories making the headlines have become more absurd and worrying as the year has gone on.

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How to train and upskill yourself – for free

I’ve previously explained how and why I’m focusing on my training and development. Although some of my training has required a financial investment, there are loads of ways you can train and upskill yourself as a freelancer or small business owner without spending any cash. Below are some suggestions, along with some of my current favourite resources.

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