5 tips for preparing for an interview

It is perfectly normal to be nervous for a job interview because you want to show the interviewers that you’re the right person for the job. The key is to stay calm and make sure you are prepared before the interview, in order to make sure you do not let your nerves take over. Think of…

Coca-Cola Wish Booth campaign #WishUponACoke

Coca-Cola is distributed in more than 200 countries and regions and so they need to connect with their audience within an international context. This year Coco-Cola went one step further from plastering consumer names on their drink bottles and cans to show they were clearly not a one hit wonder. Being a big Coco-Cola fan…

Where to next?

My career journey started with a literal journey from Sheffield to London. From a young age, I always knew that in order to thrive in my career, I would need to go down South in order to take advantage of the range of opportunities available. However, until a few weeks ago, the idea of living…

My Top Ten favourite PR bloggers

As PR professionals we are constantly told about the importance of improving our online presence and raising our online profile. Many employers do not want us to just state that we have excellent communications skills, they want evidence of it. What better way than posting your content online! It provides a window for employers, practitioners…

Lack of diversity in PR

I personally feel growing up I have always been driven to accomplish the most out of my career, but have also had this voice in the back of my head saying, “Will there be a place for you?” My response would always be, “We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it”. I always thought…

PR CRISIS – Virgin Galactic crash

Sir Richard Branson was praised in his response to the tragic Virgin Galactic crash. Brands need a strong leader in order to navigate them through a crisis and Virgin was under the spotlight when their Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crashed during a test flight back in November. The crash resulted in one pilot’s death and another one…

TIMEBANK meeting with the chief exec and communications manager

Helen and Julia were really passionate about their jobs and it really came across. Helen’s enthusiasm and drive was really refreshing and it was nice to see how she cared about her employees and beneficiaries. I am looking forward to the task they have given us. The brief is not hypothetical but a campaign which…

Team Date!

Building your network and contacts to help you through your career is something which is constantly emphasised throughout the Taylor Bennett Foundation. I am lucky to be spending my 10 weeks with these lovely bunch of ambitious individuals. Last Friday night we all went out as a team to Leicester Square, China Town and South Bank….

PR Publications

PR WEEK I would class PR Week as the ‘go to’ magazine for PR people. It is the main periodical that comes to mind when I think of trade media within PR. It was one of the magazines I was actually encouraged to read throughout my Masters. The magazine tailors its content to create a…

Who knew Financial Communications was so interesting?

When I saw on my timetable we were going to be learning about IPOs and M & A, I am not going to lie I actually thought I would zone out. Compared to the fun corporate reputation presentation we had last week, I was not so confident about this presentation. Basically I thought I would…

AGL Communications – Presentation skills

Jennifer Macdonald was such a nice lady. I definitely felt like I improved within the session. She invited us to see how she worked with her clients to develop their presentation and communications skills. She stated how her clients would range from senior professionals to the Prime Minister. So, I felt quite privileged to have her…

EBRD – “We invest in changing lives”

I am not going to lie, when I thought about this visit I was like “hmm a bank?” Their communication team must be busy focusing on its own reputation. When I think of bank, I think of stuffy, snotty old men in suits lending wad loads of cash and causing the credit crunch. It’s either that or…