I never intended to be a PR man it just worked out that way. I don’t mind though, there are after all worse things; despotic dictator for instance, one-armed masseur, guano collector. But following my line of work means I’m well acquainted with the practice of spin which, as an art form, if carried out [...]
Most people I know inhabit a professional world and as such know that, try to make something of yourself and you’ll find your head occupied nearly every hour of every day by what you should be doing, when, for how long and who with. Combine this with our money and celebrity-obsessed culture, which advances the [...]
PR means different things to different people. Spin is a word that comes readily to mind for some, whereas to others it’s a valuable communication tool. Lunch and champers are two words that are also inextricably linked with the profession, but sadly in a northern industrial city, and in these post-apocalyptic, sorry recession days, these [...]
Previously I have written about the words and phrases that really wind me up. At the time it was cathartic and gave me an immense feeling of satisfaction but I feel I may have been disingenuous – I may have wrongly implied that it was a comprehensive list. But, dear reader, nothing could be further [...]
Continuing our foray into gentlemanly headwear, it is necessary to consider its popularity and application in the UK’s urban environments.
Whereas it would be perhaps a slight exaggeration to describe the countryside as a stronghold of hat-based activity, certainly it is much more popular there than it now is in all the great metropolises. This is [...]
Recently I’ve been in two minds about what topic to address next through the pages of this blog. Clearly the new churnalism.com website has serious implications for how I peddle my dubious services, and is something I really ought to turn my mind to. But there is another subject laying restlessly on my mind at [...]
Recently, while cycling through the East Yorkshire countryside, two thoughts came to mind. The first was that we are not a county of music lovers. This I deduced from the number of discarded CDs lying soiled in the hedge bottoms; one every few hundred yards it seemed, for the entire course of a 60 mile [...]
Life occasionally throws up some twisted ironies – you bimble along, thinking you’re getting a handle on things; formulating your own considered views and then, out of the blue, something comes along to turn it upside down.
Take for instance how I came to be married. I met my wife Lucy after writing a newspaper column [...]
Sometimes being late for work is no bad thing. Last Monday I started out half an hour after my normal set-off time and as a result caught an interesting debate on Start The Week that I would have otherwise missed.
It focused on consciousness and immortality and featured such distinguished guests as the philosopher John Gray, [...]
I have a friend who I only see now at Christmas. He is an old man – past 80 – a former farm labourer and a contemporary of my grandfather’s. I like to see him for a number of reasons; firstly, I enjoy his company greatly. Also, he always plies me with whisky – way more than is [...]
Nick is a director at the public relations company in Hull. He helps companies and individuals communicate the messages important to them, ensuring success for their businesses.
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