We know where we’ve been, but where are we going?

Thanks Colin Byrne

London College of Communication welcomed Weber Shandwick’s UK & EMEA CEO, Colin Byrne, last week for the second in its PR guest lecture series. Aaron Shardey was there to report on a stirring message.

President becomes professor

Stephen Waddington

Newcastle University has appointed CIPR President Stephen Waddington as a Visiting Professor of Practice in Public Relations. The Digital and Social Media Director for Ketchum Europe, Waddington advises clients throughout Europe and globally. A former journalist and serial entrepreneur, he is the 2014 President of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, where he has led a bold modernisation programme over the last twelve months.

Getting into fashion PR

Crosby Noricks cropped

Aspiring fashion publicist Joanna Xiourouppa interviews established strategist Crosby Noricks, and asks her how she got into the sector and where in the world are the job openings.

Pro-independence paper launches in Scotland

Richard Walker, editor of The National

A new daily, pro-independence newspaper, The National, hits the streets on Monday morning, aimed at the 1.6m Scots who voted to leave the Union. It was unveiled by its new editor Richard Walker to a 13,000 capacity crowd of SNP supporters who gathered in support of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s UK tour at the Hydro on Saturday. Walker also heads up the Sunday Herald.

The week’s best to 21 November

'Proud to be Romanian today' @thestylependant on Instagram

This week we highlight six individual and two group blog posts written by UK-based PR students. If you read just one post, then take a look a the brave personal post by Catherine Butcher under group blogs. The individual posts are from Morta Jablonskaite, Lauren Johnstone, Emily Gardner, Naomi Regan, Livi Wilkes and Joanna Xiourouppa. Our picture of the week comes from Alexandra Lazar.