Must-Read Book: The Information Diet: A Case For Conscious Consumption By Clay A. Johnson

18.10.19

I’ve been working in Public Relations and Communications for over 20 years now. I find that it’s healthy to ask myself, at least once a week: ‘What is my job exactly?’ It’s not that I’m trying to force an existential crisis on myself, but merely that I think probing the heart of what makes us […]

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Journalist You Need To Know: Pandora Sykes

17.10.19

Who is it?  Pandora Sykes, UK-Based–Contributing Editor & Digital Columnist at ELLE magazine and co-host of The High Low podcast. What makes her tick? She is a working mother who returned to work just eight weeks after her daughter was born. In her journalism, she explores both the pressure and guilt felt by modern-day working […]

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The Mid-Week PR Read Resource Notes

16.10.19

At MediaHQ, we always go the extra mile to make things easier for you and thus we’ve put together all the resources you need for further reading on this week’s PR essentials. 1. Must-Read Book: ‘Deep Work’ by Cal Newport  Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world. […]

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Podcast

PR Tactic In Focus: The Radio Exclusive

15.10.19

What is it?  It’s when you have a good story and you decide to give it to a radio programme as an exclusive.   Why should you use it? Making tactical choices about where to place your story in the media can be like a game of poker. As a PR person you should be […]

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Must-Listen Podcast Episode: John Harris Founder of Politico On Recode Media with Peter Kafka

14.10.19

What is the podcast? Recode Media is a Vox Media podcast that takes an inside look at how the world of media is changing. Each episode looks at new trends, audiences and technologies that are changing how media is produced and consumed. Where will you find it?  Listen to the podcast episode on Apple or on PlayerFM. […]

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Must-Read Book: 21 Letters On Life and Its Challenges by Charles Handy

11.10.19

It’s not very often that a non-fiction book reduces me to tears. The much-anticipated new book from Charles Handy managed to do that on more than one occasion. I first became aware of Handy, as an idealistic 16-year-old. I grew up in a family business and I was curious about how it all worked. To […]

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Media In Focus: PinkNews

10.10.19

What is it in a sentence? PinkNews is a UK-based online newspaper marketed to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. How will this benefit me as a PR pro? PinkNews is not just about LGBT+ people. The content is aimed at LGBT+ people, but the users are not necessarily. It closely follows political progress […]

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Journalist You Need To Know: Paraic O’Brien, Channel 4 News

09.10.19

What’s Paraic O’Brien’s beat? Paraic works as a television reporter in the Channel 4 newsroom. What does he specialise in? Channel 4’s 7pm news is a news product like no other. As part of their editorial approach, they allow journalists to produce longer packages–10 minutes plus in some cases. This is a welcome break from […]

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The Mid-Week PR Read Resource Notes

09.10.19

At MediaHQ, we always go the extra mile to make things easier for you and this time around we’ve put together all the resources you need for further reading on this week’s PR essentials. 1. Must-Read Book: ‘Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus & Sharpen Your Creative Mind.’ Edited by Jocelyn K […]

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