Interviews

Interview: Post-pandemic resilience leads to greater crisis management preparedness

WHILE social media, as a source of information, has often been met with controversy in recent years, it remains a valuable tool for building business connections, writes Orla Clancy. For me, Twitter facilitated an introduction to Bob Jensen (pictured), senior managing director…

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Interview: Crisis communications, risk management and organisational resilience

THE Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) recently launched its new Crisis Communications Network, writes Orla Clancy. As part of an open and inclusive forum, CIPR professionals from across the globe can come together to learn and share best practice…

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Interview: PR, cultural diversity and innovation in APAC

IN September, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) announced the launch of PRCA Asia Pacific to reflect its rapid growth across the region, writes Orla Clancy. With members in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the…

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Interview: Ethics – the organisation’s conscience

IN August 2021, I had the great fortune, writes Orla Clancy, to interview Francis Ingham, director general at the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) and chief executive of the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO), and Dr Patricia Harned, chief…

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Interview: The ethics model: Intentional, open cultures and servant leadership

I recently had the opportunity to interview Mary Beth West, co-chair of the PRCA Ethics Council and co-host of the #MsInterPReted podcast at Fletcher Marketing PR in the US, writes Orla Clancy. She is a passionate advocate for ethics.  “At…

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Interview: Are public relations and marketing the yin and yang of modern business?

THE relationship between public relations and marketing is complicated, writes Orla Clancy. Are there distinct differences between the two or no differences at all? Some people believe public relations exists within marketing, while others see the two disciplines as not…

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Interview: African philosophy shapes corporate DE&I

IN February, I had the good fortune to chat with Melissa Bosch, diversity and inclusion lead at EY Ireland, writes Orla Clancy. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, she has lived in Ireland for 10 years and identifies as Afro-Irish. …

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Interview: Organisations must resemble society, say EDI and DE&I specialists Dr Marie Connolly and Emmanuel Ofosu-Appiah

I am a great believer in lifelong learning and in February I was privileged to be educated on diversity, equality, equity and inclusion by two specialists in these areas, writes Orla Clancy.  Dr Marie Connolly, head of equality, diversity and…

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Interview: Humanising the employee experience

ON a cold November morning, Tara Davis and I met virtually to talk about psychologically healthy workplaces for employees, writes Orla Clancy. The director of staff well-being and engagement at the American Psychological Association (APA) and her team have been…

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Interview: From chaos to calm: putting people first with IC

I recently enjoyed a virtual coffee with Jenni Field, president of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and director at Redefining Communications, writes Orla Clancy. She spoke about how she achieves greater productivity by setting boundaries, a work style…

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Interview: Purpose and CSR take centre stage

HAYLEY Clements is the general manager of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). She recently spoke with Orla Clancy about the PRCA MENA, how it is helping its members during uncharted…

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Interview: The first call in a crisis

DR Martina Byrne, chief executive officer of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) and the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) in Ireland, spoke with Orla Clancy about how members have been adapting to Covid-19 and what is emerging in…

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