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Did anyone see last week’s blog about why people quit PR in their 30s? As an ancient PR stalwart in her 40s, this certainly rang some bells. Having watched the bright young things dancing on tables with glowsticks at PR award ceremonies over the years, it's easy...

To say Gwyneth Paltrow grinds my gears is a bit of an understatement. Don’t ask me why, she just does. Clearly I’m not the only person who thinks so. Doing a quick Google search for ‘Gwyneth Paltrow annoying’ brings up 543,000 results, with words like ‘pretentious’, ‘obnoxious’...

Last week, former Conservative MP Louise Mensch didn’t do herself any favours on Twitter. In response to the life sentencing of Lee Rigby’s killers, Mensch tweeted: @LouiseMensch: When I think of British Muslims, I think of @Mo_Farah @SayeedaWarsi @RaheemJKassam @SunnyHundal @YasminQureshiMP & not those fools #LeeRigby At...

My business partner and I run our own PR agency (Cameron Wells) and employ former journalists, so we’re all media junkies here, but it was a snippet in marketing and media title the Drum that alerted us to yet another embarrassing BBC gaff. Thanks to the...

PR and advertising agencies have long worked alongside one another for the benefit of mutual clients, respectful of what each has to offer but with an unspoken understanding that our own discipline was better value-for-money. What we agreed on, media buying agencies included, was that we...

Is it just me, or are these big budget Christmas advertising campaigns not only getting tedious, but seem a bit crass when we are opening crisis food centres up and down the country? I work in PR and marketing, so it goes without saying that I...

For someone who was once head of communications for David Cameron, Andy Coulson, former editor of the News of the World is a remarkably stupid man, not least for his alleged involvement in phone hacking. Why?  Three little words.  Words committed on email to senior journalist...

So apparently, last Sunday was the finale of some TV show called Breaking Bad and it was the most epic thing ever to have ever graced the television (after the Cheeky Girls audition of 2002). Do I watch the show? No. How can I judge how awesome...

Being in the PR and communications industry, I understandably have an avid interest in the media and how it portrays news. It’s for this reason that I felt really uncomfortable about the way in which Michael Le Vell’s child sex abuse trial was handled. Not because...

If I were handling the PR for Red Bull (which, given I’m co-founder of a purely business-to-business PR agency, would be highly unlikely), I’d be gunning for the idiot that decided to threaten a micro brewery in Norwich Malcolm Tucker-style. In a previous life, I have...