Let’s make it illegal for strangers to photograph breastfeeding mothers without their consent

A man recently photographed my wife as she was breastfeeding our baby in a park. He’d even attached a telephoto lens to his camera to catch this intimate…

‘Technicians of an artsy-crafty sort’: Eric Ambler on writing for The Man

You might’ve noticed in my last post that I mentioned ‘a new baby due any day now.’ Well, dear reader, she arrived three days later. And that –…

Starting a new job during a pandemic

Some reflections on starting a new job remotely. How does remote working affect our ability to build relationships? What might the current situation tell us about the future…

How to move out of London and find a job in a new city

I’ve lived in the capital for more than a decade. And for the last three years, I’ve been thinking about how and when I might move out of…

Coronavirus Communications #3: How to look professional in video conferences

Part 3 in my series on coronavirus communications. Here are some tips for how to look good on video conference calls. Whichever platform you use – Microsoft Teams,…

Coronavirus Communications #2: Professor Chris Whitty’s visual logic

Part 2 in my series of blogs about coronavirus communications. This time, I’m looking at Chris Whitty’s public and online speaking. There continues to be much analysis of…

Coronavirus Communications #1: How to give a speech during social distancing

Part 1 in my series of blogs about coronavirus communications. To begin, I reflect on how my organisation has responded to cancelled speeches and what we might do…

Online Reputation Management and the future of Digital PR

What is online reputation management and what does it tell us about the future of public relations as conducted online? There are two characteristics of online reputation management…

What does a Speechwriter do? 2019 in Review

Ok, I’ll admit it. I love end-of-year lists. So, I decided to create my own year-in-review, which I hope will also answer a question I’m often asked: “What…

What to say after a tragic event

A week last Friday, a terrorist attack in the area of London Bridge resulted in the deaths of two young people. In a cruel twist of irony, those…