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Dear #CommsHero, you’re a human being, not a human doing.

The following blog was written by #CommsHero Jules Loveland. Jules is a Comms professional who devotes her work to improving the mental health of others. Grab a cuppa (Yorkshire Tea of course!) and take 5 minutes out of your day to read this blog reminding us that if you’re struggling, there…

A lack of diversity in the PR industry

This week’s guest blog feature is by Ilyana Rajwani, a Public Relations and Communications Management Graduate from Solent University. Ilyana’s blog is such an important read and I hope you find it useful. We still have a long ay to go before there is fair representation in the PR industry but I…

CIM partner with Raconteur

Hi everyone. CIM were absolutely delighted to partner with Raconteur on their latest Future of Marketing and Customer Experience report, published in the last Sunday Times. There is a plethora of insight on the latest marketing trends to be found in this report, but a real standout is the op-ed…

COVID-19 boosts startups in the PR industry with more than 50 agency launches: Wadds Inc. Report

More than fifty new PR agencies have been founded in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic according to a report published today by Wadds Inc. It provides insights into the market and clear direction for anyone thinking of starting their own agency. The COVID-19 PR Agency Startup report explores why…

The Caterpillars Are In The Ring, But Will Either Win? by Jessica Pardoe

The question of the week is: Team Cuthbert or Team Colin? And yes, if you’ve missed the news, that’s a genuinely real problem we’re faced with. In the ‘food fight’ of the century, M&S began legal action against Aldi to “protect” their iconic Colin the Caterpillar from its rival chocolate sponge…

Branding it the Yorkshire way by Hannah Jowett

The new Yorkshire Housing brand has finally arrived. It has been a long process, delayed by COVID and we’ve learnt a lot on the way. So I thought I’d share some of our journey. Tell them brand isn’t the logo When you say ‘brand’ most people think you mean a logo. But it isn’t that. Really, your…

Busman’s Holiday by Alison Gallagher-Hughes

Things that you do when you visit the seaside: Walk on the beach Build sand castles Fly a kite Have a picnic Play frisbee Or alternatively, sit in front of a computer and take part in #CommsHero week 2020. Now, this might not sound like a well-considered plan, but I had been stuck at home for…

From Comms Officer to Deputy CEO…one year on by Laura Skaife-Knight

It’s a year since I left my role as Director of Communications and External Relations at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – after a fantastic 12 years at a very special Trust – to take up the role of Deputy Chief Executive at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation…

The CommsHero experience by Alex B Cann

I joined in with this year’s #CommsHero event as a compete novice, and was a little confused about how it would work in these socially distant times. I needn’t have worried, as I got a cordial welcome from all the Comms Hero types! The technology worked fantastically well, as I got to…

Party Time by Teela Clayton

A chill wind slices through the trees, casting down a swirling shower of autumnal colours. The impending darkness hangs just beyond the sun as it eases into its resting spot. In fields as far as the eye can see, potatoes jostle to be plucked from their black fecund bed. My sisters sit to the left…