While out running this morning, yes for anyone who knows me, I know that is quite a shocking opening line, but with Sarah Millican’s gentle geordie voice reassuring me, ‘you are doing well flower’ in my ears as I take on the couch potato to 5k app, I got to thinking about my CIPR CPD goals for this year – one of them was to start a professional blog, so here it is.
People are doing it more and finding different times and locations to give it a go!
People do this in the car, while cooking, cleaning up, exercising and walking the dog. Many complain that there simply isn’t enough time in the day to do it as often as they’d like. Yes, you got it, listening to podcasts is on the rise and now thanks to technology you can listen at… Continue reading People are doing it more and finding different times and locations to give it a go!
Sitting across from a business mentor, who I’d met for the first time only an hour ago, I heard myself saying the words out loud, ‘we schedule fun’. Pause while I put my head in my hands. Now, I’m not sure if it was the look on his face or simply saying the words… Continue reading Scheduled FUN!
The secret hour – sssh
Officially Sunday is the day where I try not to do any work, unless of course there is a crisis! Sunday tends to be busy enough with normal everyday things, homework (don’t get me started on the amount), household chores and so on, but I do always try and sneak a secret hour to plan… Continue reading The secret hour – sssh
So, as the boy heads off for three hours of drama hoo ha, I once again find myself sat in Costa Coffee with my laptop open and a steaming hot drink. Today is a mixture of preparing for next weeks lectures and evaluating how things are going with the social media campaign – the… Continue reading Saturday
What a week! We’ve been busy getting ready to launch a social media campaign for a client and that has included research, working on graphics, messaging, working with MPs and a whole heap of other things. Today is the day, so wish us luck. We’ve also been shortlisted for a National Business Women’s Award this… Continue reading Friday!
One of the best lessons I’ve learned so far in our business is the benefit of flexibility So, back to those four children, cats and two guinea pigs. We all have lives outside of work and yes, anyone who runs their own agency will know that the phone doesn’t have an off button and down… Continue reading Flexibility
Blogtober – further lessons learned!
So this was yesterday’s post – must try harder to keep up with blogtober! Here are two more lessons that we’ve learned in our Sidekick PR journey. Invest in yourself Training, learning and sharing is such an important part of this for us. Personal growth encourages business growth and we’ve made sure that we’ve budgeted… Continue reading Blogtober – further lessons learned!
Welcome to the virtual agency
Yesterday I talked about us knowing what type of clients we wanted to work with and staying true to ourselves. The next lesson we learned along the way were: Know what kind of agency you want to be. Six months in we all thought that we were building an agency in the traditional sense where we’d… Continue reading Welcome to the virtual agency
I’ve had a break from blogging after challenging myself to write 52 blogs in 52 weeks so what better time to start again than Blogtober – yes another challenge – this one is about writing a blog a day throughout the month of October, I see what they did there! Over the next few days I’m… Continue reading Blogtober
It’s good to talk
We recently visited a client to present our response to a campaign they wanted us to run for them and it reminded me of the old British Telecom line, ‘it’s good to talk’. The presentation was well received, it gave the client the chance to ask questions throughout, conversations threw up new ideas and it… Continue reading It’s good to talk