The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy famously told readers “Don't panic!” ... because everything they needed was contained within its electronic pages.
On 9 June we can't guarantee a copy of the Guide to keep you from panicking but we can give you some top industry professionals who will each share some of their wisdom before participating in an extended Q and A session.
In other words, if you have a burning question and are after some help from people who have 'been there and done that', we can pretty much guarantee you'll get to ask it.
You will also hear each of our speakers talk for around 10 minutes each on one particular crisis and how they handled it. Nothing fancy - Powerpoints and Prezi will be optional - just the facts, and lots of them.
Our aim is simple. The next time the phone rings with the news you have been dreading or an unexpected development, you will be better prepared to handle it.
Our three speakers are:
David Sanders FCIPR, CIPR Accredited Practitioner is lead communications advisor for the UK’s first road protests, Runway 2 at Manchester Airport and several aircraft incidents. As UK media consultant for Lufthansa he was involved in the aftermath of last year's Germanwings accident.
Paul Newman is Director of Communications at The Peel Group, one of the foremost infrastructure, transport and property investors in the UK. Paul’s previous PR roles include a three-year spell as Director of Communications at The Football Association. Prior to The FA, Paul spent 20 years as a television news correspondent for the BBC, ITV and Sky News.
Elizabeth Riding, Head of Media and Engagement at Lancashire Constabulary. With 20 years of public relations experience under her belt after cutting her teeth in local print journalism, there isn’t much that Liz hasn’t experienced. From handling the international media response to the Morecambe Bay Cockle Picking tragedy in 2003, to counter terrorism arrests and stranger murders – it’s all in a day’s work. More recently, cuts to policing budgets, combined with increasing demands, have led to a reassessment of the way her team works. What has emerged is a modern, digitally-focused team, delivering active and positive engagement with communities and staff – alongside the inevitable 24/7 media demands.
This event is aimed at CIPR members and non-members alike. If you work in PR, be it in-house or agency, this event offers a great opportunity not only to hear from experienced PR professionals, but also to meet other PRs from the region and find out more about the work of the CIPR North West community. A limited number of free places are available for students attending CIPR registered courses. Attendees will gain 5 CPD points.
At the event, non-members will have the opportunity to receive a special discount code that allows you to join the CIPR without paying the joining fee.
For any queries, please email Linda O’Neil, CIPR’s group administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0845 331 2287.
Full payment must be received prior to the start of the event. No refunds or credit notes will be possible in the seven days prior to the event but you will be entitled to send a substitute.
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CIPR North West
Events and training from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in the North West.