New guide to better understanding social media from the CIPR


Understanding the social media landscape can be trickier than it might seem. In the context of how and where social media fits into traditional marketing and communication activity – what it can deliver, how you benchmark it, how you measure the return on your investment, how to understand and assess the risks of using it […]

Introducing "FIR presents Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester"


The FIR Podcast Network is pleased to announce a new podcast focused on getting the most from the LinkedIn business network that will begin later this month. Presenter Chuck Hester explains… I’ve known Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson for many years, and have enjoyed hearing – and learning from – For Immediate Release from the […]

Inside PR joins the FIR Podcast Network


In April 2006, we were delighted to find a pair of experienced, smart and articulate Canadian communicators had launched a new communications-focused podcast. Inside PR, with Terry Fallis and David Jones – both of whom worked at the time for Thornley Fallis Public Relations in Toronto – took an agency-centric (and uniquely Canadian) approach to […]

Introducing “FIR presents AllthingsIC with Rachel Miller”


The FIR Podcast Network is pleased to announce a new podcast on internal communication that will begin on November 26, 2013. Presenter Rachel Miller explains… Who is doing what in the world of internal communication? You’re in the right place to find out. I’m pleased to be joining the For Immediate Release fold with a […]

Courage and the future of communication


It’s interesting how the word ‘courage‘ crops up a great deal when I talk about communication. I frequently use it when considering what I believe communicators must do in organizations – the ones they work in or those of their clients – when trying to persuade others to a particular course of action, or persuade […]

Scoble and Israel join up the dots #AoCUK #CIPR


About 100 people gathered in Google’s London campus last night to hear Robert Scoble and Shel Israel talk about concepts, ideas, experiences, trends and realities surrounding some of the themes and topics in their new book, Age of Context, published in September. The widely-anticipated event was organized by the CIPR and sponsored by Precise. Age […]

A day of value and insight at #smwSMILE


Last night, I was reviewing the videos, photos and blog posts written about Simply SMILE, the one-day conference focused on internal communication and social media that took place on September 23, 2013. It was part of Social Media Week London, with the hashtag #smwSMILE. It all reminded me what a valuable, useful and enjoyable event […]

Introducing "FIR On Strategy with Andrea Vascellari"


By Andrea Vascellari, Host of “FIR On Strategy with Andrea Vascellari.” Every week, the For Immediate Release podcast brings us news, commentary and case studies about organizations and new emerging communication technologies – who’s doing it well and who isn’t. This is actually why we all listen to the show, to learn more about “when” […]

Talking social internal communication at #smwSMILE


Social Media Week London starts next week, on Monday September 23. Hosted by Chinwag, the week-long event – part of the global SMW event taking place in eight cities around the world – features 245 individual events spread across London, all reflecting the broad global theme “Everything Is Connected.” One of those events is Simply […]