Interviews

Interview: Walking the talk

TALENT acquisition and retention is a hot topic and has been for some time. It is a challenge for many organisations and industries, particularly as the debate continues about the pros and cons of remote, hybrid or office-based working. But,…

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Interview: Communications is key in sustaining a healthy culture, but cannot build it

THE words ‘authenticity’ and ‘lip service’ are often used in conversations about company culture, but how can organisations live by their values, be true to their culture and deliver on what they say they are doing? Strategic’s editor-in-chief, Orla Clancy…

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Interview: Human interaction key to company culture

DURING a recent conversation with Strategic’s editor-in-chief, Orla Clancy, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) CEO Alastair McCapra said company culture isn’t a problem to be solved, it is like a garden that needs constant watering, weeding and pruning. …

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Interview: Align company views with brand values for genuine culture

IN an interview, Francis Ingham, director general at the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), and chief executive of the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO), spoke about the complex facets of organisational culture and genuinely meeting expectations. Ingham’s advice for…

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Interview: Connect purpose, ambition, culture and strategy

IN an interview, Barbara Nestor, director of group culture transformation and internal communications at Bank of Ireland, said the CEO of any organisation sets the tone and must be authentic in how they engage with employees. However, each person is…

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Interview: Put human relationships back at the heart of public relations and business

EARLIER this month, the PRCA National Conference took place in London. Rod Cartwright (pictured) chaired a panel discussion at the conference which addressed the question: how can we put human relationships back at the heart of public relations? Strategic’s editor-in-chief…

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Interview: Exit interviews are great, but ‘stay interviews’ are even better

THERE has been an increased focus on business relationships in recent years, and executives know the value in building, nurturing and maintaining relationships in organisations, writes Orla Clancy. It's been far from easy. Increased uncertainty has created challenges for organisations.…

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Interview: The Great Resignation – reality or myth?

THE foundation of public relations and communications is building relationships with stakeholders, writes Orla Clancy. It is widely acknowledged that employees are an organisation’s greatest asset and main stakeholder. It’s no wonder, then, that communications has a central role in…

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Interview: Lead with agility, authenticity, and candour during times of change

HOW closely linked are change and communications? How can executives ensure a smooth transition in their organisations during times of change? What can be done to improve the employee experience? Strategic’s editor-in-chief Orla Clancy recently learned more about how change…

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Interview: Being at the top of your game in PR will only get you so far, says CIPR CEO

THE Value of Chartership Report was recently published by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). It shows that 72 per cent of respondents believe PR (and marketing) is less respected…

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Lead interview: The risk of inaction for CEOs

LAST month, I had the opportunity to interview Tony Langham who co-founded strategic reputation management consultancy Lansons in 1989, writes Orla Clancy. He has advised Governments, organisations and companies on their image and reputation for over 35 years. In January…

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Interview: Put purpose at the heart of business

SOON after he launched DG Advisory in January, I had the opportunity to interview David Gallagher (pictured), who previously held leadership positions at Omnicom PR Group (OPRG) and Ketchum, writes Orla Clancy. To begin the conversation, Gallagher shared his business…

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