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A panel of industry experts discuss the issues the latest news and hot topics you need to know in PR and communications.
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    Don't be the dinosaurs who no-one wants to work for - or who clients don't come to,' says D&I expert

    Don't be the dinosaurs who no-one wants to work for - or who clients don't come to,' says D&I expert

    Not challenging ideas around a ‘good culture’ or addressing diversity and inclusion will hurt businesses and impact the perception of it, specialists in the field have told the PRWeek Beyond the Noise podcast. 
    Barbara Phillips, chair of the PRCA Race & Ethnicity Equity Board and Sheeraz Gulsher, co-founder of People Like Us, discuss the PRWeek Pay Gap report with regular host Frankie Oliver, the founder of New Society, and PRWeek UK editor-in chief Danny Rogers.
    PRWeek UK’s Beyond the Noise podcast, which is published on alternate weeks, looks at some of the biggest issues affecting comms and PR. Download the podcast via Apple, Spotify or your favourite platform.
    Speaking about the second year of the Pay Gap study, Gulsher sas he is “heartbroken” that there had not been more entrants this year, adding that the elephant in the room was that no large agencies had come forward.
    In her assessment, Philips also offers a glimpse of the findings in the upcoming PRCA Census study.
    For analysis and data check out the full breakdown of the Pay Gap project.


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    • 39 min
    'Less spin, more delivery' - where now for government comms? PRWeek Beyond the Noise podcast

    'Less spin, more delivery' - where now for government comms? PRWeek Beyond the Noise podcast

    Former Downing Street comms director Katie Perrior examines Liz Truss' communications style and suggests what comms strategies the new government could, and should, adopt. Perrior - who was comms chief under Theresa May, and currently chairs iNHouse Communications - is the special guest this week, as the period of mourning continues following the passing of Queen Elizabeth. Perrior compares and contrasts Truss' style to that of Theresa May, who, she says, had a "deep suspicion of the media". In addition, Perrior explains why King Charles is "doing brilliantly" with his comms so far. This week's podcast features usual host Frankie Oliver, the founder of PR agency New Society, and PRWeek UK editor John Harrington.


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    • 40 min
    Brutal markets, embracing failure, exciting future - opening overseas, PRWeek Beyond the Noise podcast

    Brutal markets, embracing failure, exciting future - opening overseas, PRWeek Beyond the Noise podcast

    What are the secrets of success for UK agencies opening overseas? We hear from two agency bosses who've been there and done it, in the latest episode of PRWeek's Beyond the Noise podcast.
    W Communications founder Warren Johnson and Bacchus founding director Anouschka Menzies discuss their experiences with regular host Frankie Oliver, the founder of New Society, and PRWeek UK editor John Harrington.
    PRWeek UK’s Beyond the Noise podcast, which is published on alternate weeks, looks at some of the biggest issues affecting comms and PR. Download the podcast via Apple, Spotify or your favourite platform, or listen in your browser above.

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    • 42 min
    PRWeek Beyond The Noise Podcast: What does recession mean for PR?

    PRWeek Beyond The Noise Podcast: What does recession mean for PR?

    PRWeek's Beyond the Noise podcast this week features industry experts with experience of running agencies during recessions: Alison Clarke, consultant and former CEO of Grayling and group business development director for the Huntsworth Group; and Giles Fraser, co-founder of Brands2Life, which was founded in 2000.
    The duo are joined by regular host Frankie Oliver, founder of New Society, and PRWeek UK editor John Harrington.

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    • 51 min
    Edelman, Saudi and more - ethics examined in PRWeek's Beyond the Noise podcast

    Edelman, Saudi and more - ethics examined in PRWeek's Beyond the Noise podcast

    News that Edelman has started working with the government of Saudi Arabia has reignited a debate around industry ethics.
    To discuss the issues, Beyond the Noise this week welcomes industry stalwart Trevor Morris, co-author of Public Relations Ethics: The Real-World Guide. Regular podcast host Frankie Oliver, founder of New Society, also gives her take, while PRWeek UK editor John Harrington asks the questions.
    PRWeek UK’s Beyond the Noise podcast, which is published on alternate weeks, looks at some of the biggest issues affecting comms and PR. Download the podcast via Apple, Spotify or your favourite platform.
    Morris and Oliver disagree on several points this week. On the topic of whether working with a country like Saudi Arabia can be justified, Morris suggests it might depend on the brief - a road safety or tourism campaign for the Kingdom may be considered fairly benign, for example.
    Oliver takes a harder line. In reference to any campaign to improve the country's reputation, she says: "Just using the lipstick gloss of celebrity and travel to present a positive image of Saudi Arabia is, I think, questionable."
    Other issues are raised, including the fact many more agencies work with or in China, another country with a record of human rights violations, without widespread criticism.
    "Why is Saudi worse than China?" asks Morris.
    We look at the reputational impact on the agencies, and on employee sentiment, of working with controversial clients. The podcast also asks: are some industries now too hot to handle from an ethical stance?
    Separately, the ethical questions around the recent 'cash for coverage' scandal are also put under the microscope.
    On a lighter note, we celebrate the Lionesses' major sporting and communications success at the Euros in Top of the Fortnight.

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    • 31 min
    British Airways' comms and sustainability challenges, plus Top & Flop

    British Airways' comms and sustainability challenges, plus Top & Flop

    On the day (Tuesday) when Britain hit record temperatures prompting frightening questions about the climate crisis, PRWeek interviewed British Airways' newly promoted director of sustainability, Carrie Harris on the latest edition of PRWeek's Beyond the Noise podcast.
    Harris - who sits in BA's wider corporate affairs team, and was promoted to the new role last month - discusses the challenges of introducing sustainability policies at a huge airline, and the importance of comms as part of the process.
    The topic of sustainability and the climate crisis were especially pertinent given this week's podcast was recorded on the hottest day on record in the UK, exceeding 40 degrees in Heathrow and elsewhere.
    Harris told PRWeek: "Sustainability is now a strategic priority for BA. Climate change is here and now and it's absolutely fundamental to the future of aviation. And it's essential that we find a way to operate with all the wonders of air travel but without the environmental impact. And that's what we're trying to do.
    PRWeek UK’s Beyond the Noise podcast, which is published on alternate weeks, looks at some of the biggest issues affecting comms and PR. Download the podcast via Apple, Spotify or your favourite platform, or listen in your browser.
    Alongside regular host Frankie Oliver of New Society, PRWeek's editor-in-chief Danny Rogers and UK editor John Harrington also reveal which individuals or organisations have been chosen as 'Top' and 'Flop' of the past two weeks or so, from a reputation perspective.

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