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FREE 'Meet the President' networking event sponsored by Precise
CIPR Scotland Group invites you to this FREE event, welcoming both members and non-members. Please 'bring a friend' who is a PR practitioner but isn’t a CIPR member, to meet Stephen Waddington, CIPR president and director, Ketchum Europe, and the CIPR Scotland committee.
Stephen will be sharing his thoughts on the 10 areas of work in progress for the future of public relations:
The business of public relations is facing unprecendented change. In this session and Q&A Stephen will discuss the 10 key areas in which our business is modernising. Expect to be challenged during a fast paced discussion that will ask you to think about your own professional development and future career.
Wine and nibbles will be provided and the committee will be on hand to discuss the benefits of CIPR membership and what the CIPR has in store over the next few months. If your friend joins on the night we will waive the £50 joining fee.
It's an informal event for networking but we will of course be delighted to discuss any training requirements, hear suggestions and take on board any feedback.
Thanks to Precise for sponsoring this event - www.precise.co.uk We hope to see as many members there as possible!
Stephen Waddington has earned a reputation as a public relations moderniser, thought-leader and consumer engagement advocate through senior roles during the last 20-years as a public relations consultant, author and journalist.
Stephen is European digital and social media director for Ketchum advising clients throughout Europe as well as those assisted globally by the agency from North America, Asia and Latin America.
He is President of the CIPR, the professional body for the UK public relations industry, and a Chartered PR Practitioner.
Stephen understands how the media landscape works online and offline and champions best practice as a writer, conference speaker and award winning-blogger.
He is co-author of #BrandVandals (Bloomsbury, November 2013) and Brand Anarchy (Bloomsbury, February 2012), and editor and contributor to Share This (Wiley, July 2012) and Share This Too (Wiley, September 2013). All four books have received critical acclaim.
Stephen originally trained as a journalist before following a career in public relations. He has co-founded and run two award-winning public relations agencies; Rainier PR in 1998, and Speed in 2009. He has helped brands such as The Associated Press, Cisco, The Economist, IBM, Tesco and Virgin Media Business to manage their reputations.
Stephen is married with three children and splits his time between London, and increasingly elsewhere, and home on a small holding in rural Northumberland.
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The CIPR Scotland Group has over 900 members across the public, private and voluntary sectors. We host a programme of activities throughout the year, including events, awards and training courses.
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