PR’s post-truth problem

Robert Minton-Taylor argues that PR practitioners are responsible for the information they communicate and should check, check and check again. Those spreading ‘alternative truths’ will be found out before long.

Conversations across America

Travelling 2,500 miles across the United States of America by train, Robert Minton-Taylor had time to absorb the landscapes and enjoy some conversations. Next week’s US presidential election brings the subject of these conversations back into sharp focus.

Nick Clegg: Politics

Public relations lecturer and ‘kamikaze’ Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Paula Keaveney reviews former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg’s political memoirs.

When PR met Communism

Is public relations a western import that only took hold in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall, as some have argued? Despite attempts to suppress public relations in the communist era, Balint Brunner finds evidence for PR’s surprisingly long evolution in Hungary.

New scholarship for young public affairs practitioner

Hanover has launched the Mackay Award, a new scholarship and internship programme providing an opportunity for the winning entrant to experience the impact that digital strategies are making on election campaigns globally. The Mackay Award has been established in memory of Hanover’s founding partner Gregor Mackay, to mark the 10 year anniversary of his death.