Thank you and goodbye

After almost ten years as editor Richard Bailey announces the closure of behindthespin.com and introduces a soon-to-launch site with a wider editorial scope.

PR lessons from the royal family

Grand and aloof, or up close and personal. The royal family has tried both approaches, but emotional engagement is the current, winning strategy as Miriam Pelusi discusses.

How PR has changed in 25 years

Twenty-five years ago, in 1992, the European Union was founded with the signing of the Maastricht treaty and Freddie Mercury gave his last live performance at the opening ceremony of the Barcelona Olympics. The Leeds Met/Beckett PR degree course also started that year. PR student Kelly Scotney lists what’s changed since.

Leeds Beckett celebrates 25 years of PR education

Leeds Beckett University Public Relations graduates will be gathering in Leeds later this month to celebrate 25 years of PR education at Leeds Business School. The event runs from 1.30 – 9pm on Tuesday 21 March at Leeds Business School and the Radisson Blu Hotel.

My 2017 reading list

Here are some recent and forthcoming books on my wishlists that I’m looking forward to reading in 2017, Richard Bailey writes. There should be something here for everyone – and I’m keen to learn of more new titles from authors, editors and publishers.