Media Mayor: November

It has been another packed month for civic leaders in the press. Here is your indispensable round up.   The Lord Mayor and the looted picture   It’s not often stolen Nazi art makes into media mayor but in one of his last acts as Lord Mayor of The City of London Andrew Parmley returned

Media Mayor: October 2017

It’s another packed month for civic leaders in the news   I comb the media so you don’t need too. Here are the highlights.   Timely awards   Mayor of Salt Lake City Honours LGBTQ activists   A mayor handing out an award is no big surprise. Maybe the fact that the Mayor of Salt

Have fun with PR

Public relations is laugh a minute stuff.   OK maybe not, but that doesn’t mean you can have fun with it. In fact, you should have fun with it.   Find out why by watching the video.

Have you sent your Christmas cards?

It’s nearly Christmas   It must be I’ve started to see the adverts.   It’s not the end of the world if you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet but it is high time to think about your Christmas cards. Yes, civic cards require some thought.   They can require a considerable amount of work.

Media Mayor: September 2017

Sadly missed   This month saw the passing of Jerry Williams, first black mayor of Camden. We should never forget that as civic leaders we stand on the shoulders of great mayors. In his day Jerry modernised the role and made it more relevant to his community.   We should remember pioneers like Jerry.  

Bang that drum

  Banging your drum. Blowing your trumpet. Sounding your horn.   Call it what you like, PR gets results. From selling tickets to getting support to spreading awareness the right kind of PR can have a big impact on what you are doing.   But the way most people set out to do it is

Media Mayor

The One Mayor   The high point of the month was seeing the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Mid and East Antrim on The One Show. Mind you I would rather they weren’t wearing robes but no doubt the producers thought they would look more “mayoral” in their robes.   What I thought was interesting

The Summer of Crisis

It’s been a hard summer   From the Manchester Arena bombings to Grenfell Towers, it has been a summer of crisis.   It’s been an unusually difficult couple of months but sadly catastrophes come along regularly.   They come in many forms from natural disasters to horrific accidents, from acts of terror to major crimes.

A great interview

Needs a great interviewer   And Alan Stevens is a great interviewer.   He’s a fantastic guy and a generous interviewer who wants you to come across well. More than that, he’ll even help you prepare for the interview. His podcast, The Media Coach Radio Show, is crammed full of tips to make sure you

Ready for question time?

Excuse me…   I’m approached by a 12-year-old boy. He is looking at my chain. He has a glint in his eye. I know there is only one thing on his mind.   How much does your chain cost?   They always ask that one. I answer, it cost more than a Fiesta and less