The week’s best to 24 February

This has been another bumper week for PR student blog posts, and I’ve had to be ruthless (maybe even random) in my selection. Marcel Klebba continues his remarkable run of appearing every week, but we also welcome newcomer Rosie Heaton.

Report shines spotlight on mental health

A report published today by the PRCA explores the mental health of the public relations profession. The #FuturePRoof report lifts the lid on mental health in the public relations profession, and attempts to characterise the issue, signpost potential solutions, and identify best practice.

The week’s best to 17 February

After a few bumper weeks of #bestPRblogs, we’re back to business as usual. I’ve selected six posts for the strong writing, the topics and/or the connections these students have made. They exemplify my golden rule of social media: ‘Be interesting. And if you can’t be interesting, be useful.’

Brief released for Douglas Smith student award 2017

The Douglas Smith Student Award is an annual award now in its fourth year. Its aim is to encourage young PR talent and, in order to qualify, entrants have the task of developing an international campaign brief. The award was created in memory of Douglas Smith, founder and patron of CIPR International and a great supporter of young and emerging talent.

Where are the women?

The gender gap in the North’s digital technology sector is continuing to widen, with workforces split 72:28 male to female, compared with a 60:40 split last year, according to the results of Manchester Digital’s annual digital skills audit.