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.
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.
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.