6 tips to keep your professional portfolio up to date

I’m a big fan of collecting evidence for my professional portfolio as a weekly task. It’s all too easy to move onto the next piece of work without pausing to reflect on our achievements. Plus, when you get to the point of applying for the next role, you can’t always remember everything you have accomplished….

13 tips for better ‘all staff emails’

“Can you send this email to all staff?” That dreaded question all comms people loathe. Fear not, as here I am with another topic others dare not speak of. Here’s my 13 tips for better all staff emails. I don’t know about you, but in my experience: Staff routinely tell us that they get too many emails They…

Why comms people should never make headline news

This week’s shenanigans at the White House are a timely reminder for us comms folk that we need to remember our professional standing. I firmly believe that it is our role to influence from behind the scenes – and that comms people should never make headline news. Last night news broke that White House communications director Anthony…

“Good manners cost nowt”; so where are yours?

I’m Yorkshire born and bred; we’re quite straight forward, we have good values – and good manners. If someone asks for our help, we’ll always try. And if we can’t help directly, we’ll sign post to others who can. What we don’t do is ignore the requests for help. As my mum always says; “Good…

When social media exacerbates our feelings of low self-worth

In today’s content rich society it is easy to start your day on social media seeing the latest from individuals and brands and be left with a deep, sinking feeling. Everyone always seems to be having more fun, has better connections and much busier and interesting lives than me. This was my exact thought this…

Why I love print management

It’s a busy week this week; we have an event planned. More on that soon. To support the event I’ve commission some design work. This gets me really excited so I wanted to share with you why I love print management. It’s a chance to create print harmony Creative briefs often include multiple elements. These…