10 OCT - 14 OCT

Get ready for CommsHero Week 2022, bringing you a virtual week-long event of 50 LIVE sessions all available on demand for a year and the chance to network with other fellow CommsHeroes. Our speaker line-up is EPIC this year with over 70 speakers from across different industries, sessions will cover topics from Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to Crisis Comms, ESG, Sustainability and much more!

And of course, every ticket holder will receive an EXCLUSIVE limited edition #CommsHero SWAG pack including your very own CommsHero t-shirt and personalised notebook.

To get a flavour of what’s to come, check out some sessions from CommsHero Week 2021 CLICK HERE.

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See below the timetable for Monday 10th October:

  • 9:30 – How to make your presentations less sh!t with Russell Anderson-Williams
  • 10:15 – When I grow up I want to be a CommsHero, a panel session with Emily Clark, Michael Lowden, Katrina Wilcox, Lewis Williams and Rachel Roberts
  • 11:00 – What does it take to be a Whole Marketer? With Abigail Dixon
  • 11:45 – A session from Sarah Waddington
  • 12:15 – Daily exercise with Frank Sinclair
  • 12:30 – Be a Marketing Hero with the Power of Curiosity with Maaz Rahman
  • 1:05 – A session from Bridget Aherne
  • 1:35 – Come and Meet People Like Us with Darain Faraz and Sheeraz Gulsher
  • 2:15 – From internal communication to internal conversation: The next evolution in engagement with Marya Stevens
  • 3:00 – How To Take The Lead with Carrie-Ann Wade and Lee Griffith
  • 3:45 – A session from Work Networks
  • 4:20 – Moving with the tide: Have you got 5 minutes? LIVE with Harriet Small and Rebecca Roberts

See below who is speaking on Tuesday 11th October:

  • 9:30 – Measure what you treasure with Dan Holden and Caroline Cubbon-King
  • 10:15 – Understanding changing consumer behaviours and surviving the cancel culture with James Delves
  • 11:00 – The rise of visual content and how to get it right with Naomi Jones and Sam Brownjohn
  • 11:45 – How to use insight to unlock that creative spark with Richard Flaherty and Asif Choudry
  • 12:15 – Daily exercise with Frank Sinclair
  • 12:30 – We don’t just do pink and fluffy with Lynda Thwaite and Asif Choudry
  • 1:05 – A session from Andy Barr
  • 1:35 – The language of disability with Sara Thornhurst
  • 2:15 – PRCA Public Sector Group with Carrie-Ann Wade, Emer Delaney, Marcus Chrysostomou and Simon Jones
  • 3:00 – How to maximise your earning potential in public relations with Stephen Waddington
  • 3:45 – Accessible comms: Where on Earth do we start? With Kelsea Greene
  • 4:20 – Two Weddings and a Funeral: An insider’s view of birthdays, wedding and a funeral

See below who is speaking on Wednesday 12th October:

  • 9:30 – Do what you say, say what you do! Building a cohesive sustainable marketing communications strategy with Gemma Butler and Michelle Carvill
  • 10:15 – Board rooms | The final frontier for PR professionals with Farzana Badeul
  • 11:00 – Mission impossible: Communication lessons from the front line with Lesley Woods
  • 11:45 – Remove the dear and doubt, focus on listening to what isn’t being said with Emma Midgley
  • 12:15 – Daily exercise with Frank Sinclair
  • 12:30 – Every journey has a story with Amy Nettleton and Asif Choudry
  • 1:05 – A session with Barbara Phillips
  • 1:35 – A session from CARMA
  • 2:15 – How to conquer your fears before a presentation with Penny Haslam
  • 3:00 – The integral role of IC in EDI with Advita Patel and Priya Bates
  • 3:45 – COVID-19 communication – the good, the bad and the ugly with Antony Tiernan, Claire Riley, Denis Campbell, Kate Jarman and Ranjeet Kaile
  • 4:20 – Keeping up with the Joneses with Stuart Bruce

See below who is speaking on Thursday 13th October:

  • 9:30 – A session from Firstup
  • 10:15 – A session with Helen Reynolds
  • 11:00 – A session with Carly Cook
  • 11:45 – PR vs Recession: The business case for comms with Koray Camgoz
  • 12:15 – Daily exercise with Frank Sinclair
  • 12:30 – Moulding ERGs that work with Kate Isichei
  • 1:00 – How ESG will change the Internal Communication landscape with Gihan Hyde
  • 1:35 – A chance to network with fellow CommsHeroes!
  • 2:15 – A session from Firstup
  • 3:00 – How to speak so that others listen with Cath Baxter
  • 3:45 – Is grammar reelly that important QUESTION MARK with Ed Thomas
  • 4:20 – Top ten tools for Social Media Marketing with Luan Wise

Let’s see what is happening on the last day of CommsHero Week 2022:

  • 9:30 – Empathy Mapping – getting in the head of your audience with Ruth Dale
  • 10:15 – Using behavioural science to power your communications with Shayoni Lynn
  • 11:00 – A chance to network with fellow CommsHeroes!
  • 11:35 – Data Driven Communications – Our Secret Weapon to success with Rebecca Benn
  • 12:15 – Daily exercise with Frank Sinclair
  • 12:30 – Talking about a crises: How we can build resilience with Amanda Coleman
  • 1:05 – How dare you post this on a professional platform!? And other nonsense with Steve Hayes
  • 1:35 – Emotional storytelling with Nezahat Sevim
  • 2:05 – Listening like a life depends on it with Nigel Taberner
  • 2:40 – Beanz on Weetabix – When bravery met strategy with Gareth Turner

*event schedule subject to change.

#CommsHero Week is CPD approved for all CIPR members

You can earn 30 CPD points for attending CommsHero Week 2022! This can be logged under MY CPD.

Members can search ‘CommsHero Week 2022’ in the title search field to log it.  They’ll need to attach proof of ticket purchase/attendance to the submission.

Fancy joining the CIPR? All new members can get £20 off their membership with this discount code*: CommsHero

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