London Trips and Ethical Marketing

Last week I made a trip to London, a rarity for me but I was going to see the Harry Potter play and one of my favourite bands was playing at the Royal Albert Hall. Both were superb.  I’m not a big fan of huge cities in general, but we were there for 5 days so wanted to see what the city had to offer. We visited the V&A, the Natural History Museum and the Tate Britain amongst other things. One of the things we saw at the Tate was…

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PRCA marks World Mental Health Day with new toolkit and partnership with MHFA England

To mark World Mental Health Day, the PRCA has launched a Mental Health Toolkit to raise awareness about the issue and to give PR and communications practitioners the tools to manage their mental health. Throughout the toolkit there are resources from leading mental health organisations such as Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, Mind, and Business in the Community. There are case studies from organisations in the industry that are implementing policies to help their employees manage their mental health; and industry-specific research carried out by the PRCA, PRWeek, and…

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Ethics in Marketing

Some people think that there are no ethics in marketing, some people have asked if I started this site because I felt that there was not enough ethics in the industry. This isn’t true, I generally feel that the industry does try its best to be ethical in its outlook.  There are always examples where this doesn’t quite hold true, but this week we saw one of those companies get their comeuppance. There is a difficult line in marketing which is the question of who you work for. Not every…

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PRCA announces expulsion of Bell Pottinger

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) announced that it has imposed its most serious sanctions on Bell Pottinger, following the industry regulator’s investigation into Bell Pottinger’s work for Oakbay Capital in South Africa. The investigation followed a complaint from the Democratic Alliance. Bell Pottinger’s membership has been terminated with immediate effect. Bell Pottinger will not be eligible to reapply for corporate membership of the PRCA for a minimum period of five years. Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA, said: “Bell Pottinger has brought the PR and communications industry into disrepute with its…

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