The Royal Society of Medicine welcomed over 70 visitors on Wednesday morning for a slightly different style of lecture, as it played host to the most recent Gorkana Breakfast Briefing. PRs gathered to hear Andrew Gregory, health editor of the Daily Mirror, talk about the do’s and don’ts to secure good stories.
The session began with an explanation of the current most featured stories within the health sector with dementia, diabetes and obesity all proving prevalent issues. Andrew explained that for him, good PRs are good contacts.
The three golden rules to getting in the little black book: always get his name right, make emails short and sweet and have something exciting to offer.
Last week, Eaglemoss, creator of the 3D Create & Print collection, hosted an award ceremony for the nationwide 3D Design Challenge, at the Design Museum in London. The competition was launched in conjunction with Eaglemoss Publishing and Sebastian Conran Associates to celebrate 3D design in education. It required participants to submit 3D designs for either utility items, wearables or puzzles/games.
Winning entries included 81 year old RAF veteran Roger Thornber, who had designed walking stick clips for his wife to attach to her wheelchair and 12 year old Nate Ward for the creation of a memory card and USB holder. All eight of the winners and finalists’ designs are being showcased from June 12 – 19 as part of the Design Museum Annual Summer Expo.
The PR Office recently attended a cybersecurity event hosted by law firm, Hunton & Williams. The briefing ran through a simulation of a cyber-attack, and best practice in such a scenario. The panel was fronted by experts in the field, including two partners from Hunton & Williams’ London and New York offices.
The briefing looked at how cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly likely for companies of all sizes as well as the reasons UK businesses might suffer attacks. The most important lesson was that businesses fail to recognise potential threats and rarely do enough to properly protect themselves. This results in significant damage to the brand and bottom line.
The primary outcome? Businesses should always ensure they are protected. Cyber-attacks can happen when least expected.
We’re really pleased to announce that our own Corporate & Professional Services Director, Lucy Willatt, has been short-listed in the CIPR Excellence Awards in the Outstanding Young Communicator category.
The award recognises the achievements, performance and excellent work of young professionals in the industry who are making a valuable contribution to the organisations they work for and showing considerable promise as future leaders.
The award ceremony will be held on the 3rd June 2015.
Las Vegas. Globally controversial Documentary ‘Written by Mrs Bach’ which argues that some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most famous works are attributable to his second wife, Anna Magdalena, picked up a World’s Best Gold Medal in the ‘Arts’ category at the New York Festivals Awards Ceremony hosted by the National Association of Broadcasters of America in Las Vegas, Nevada last night.
Production Companies was represented at the Awards Ceremony by a main contributor to the Documentary, Heidi Harralson, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at East Tennessee University and a leading Forensic Document Examiners in the U.S. It was she who corroborated the findings of Professor Martin Jarvis OAM PhD, the Forensic Musicologist from Charles Darwin University in Australia.
This is the second award for ‘Written by Mrs Bach’, having previously won an Award of Excellence at the IndieFest in California. http://www.writtenbymrsbach.com