The power of internal communications

On a recent CIPR Crisis Communications training course, I was asked about how to inform and engage the internal audience during a crisis. Given the significance of those within an organisation as one of the key stakeholder groups this is a really important question. I asked Jenni Field FCIPR, Co-Founder of The IC Crowd and a thought leader on all …

School students make headlines

You’re standing in front of a room full of 15-year old students who are about to make some very important decisions that will set them on their course for the future. Heavy stuff at such a young age. What would you like to say to them, knowing what you know now? It’s not so much a question of what, but …

Bring the press release to life

‘Is the press release dead?’ has been debated in the industry for years, but are we having the right debate? The argument about the importance of the press release has gone back and forth. Many people have claimed that it no longer has a place in the ever-evolving digital media landscape, while others still say there is no better way …

Storytelling in the sector

Papillon’s association with Busy Bees began in 2011, soon after Papillon itself was founded. My former career in journalism and advertising, together with my personal role as mother of three, provided good grounding for the turbulent role of PR.  At that time, Busy Bees had more than doubled its portfolio of nurseries to 126, having acquired Just Learning. Already the …