Communications Management http://communicationsmanagement.co.uk en-gb Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:52:21 GMT 60 Helen Merrills joins the team http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/corporate-news/helen-merrills-joins-the-team/ Our HE and business school expertise has been further boosted by the arrival of a new team member here at Communications Management. Previoulsy Previously Press Officer for Cass Business School and then Senior Communications Officer for City University, Helen  Merrills joined us earlier this... Fri, 15 Jan 2021 13:52:21 GMT Lead our work with schools http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/corporate-news/lead-our-work-with-schools/ Communications Management is the leading communications consultancy for the education sector providing strategic counsel and integrated communications campaigns in the UK and globally through our international network.We're passionate about making a difference for our clients in the schools, higher... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:52:21 GMT Thinking about a job move? http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/corporate-news/thinking-about-a-job-move/ We are currently looking to expand our team with talented communications professionals sharing our passion for education. We are particularly keen to hear from experienced PR managers working in the schools or HE sectors.  You will join a vibrant, committed team, delivering a first class service... Mon, 25 May 2015 13:52:21 GMT How is technology changing language learning? http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/topical-comment/how-is-technology-changing-language-learning/ Communications Management Consultant and language enthusiast Rob Crosland, reflects on the growth and impact of online language learning.Demand for online language learning is surging, with the global market for digital English language learning alone predicted to reach $3.1bn by 2018. It can... Tue, 19 May 2015 13:52:21 GMT Who's in, who's out? http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/topical-comment/who-s-in-who-s-out/ So, David Cameron has announced his new government. The top education jobs in the main see most continuing in post. The two major changes of interest to those in the education and skills world -  Jo Johnson (brother of Boris and pictured above) takes over as Universities Minister at the Department... Mon, 18 May 2015 13:52:21 GMT Trolls, Twitter and Education http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/topical-comment/trolls-twitter-and-education/ Twitter recently upped the anti on trolling, Jordan Kenny looks at the impact of the 21st century trolls.When I was growing up, a Troll was something that lived under a bridge in the stories you were told before bed time.But, since the advent of the internet and social media, the term has taken on... Mon, 04 May 2015 13:52:21 GMT China's social media explosion: information rarity, grassroots celebs and the lonely generation http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/professional-practice/china-s-social-media-explosion/ Miranda Thomas looks at the impact of China’s social media explosion. From the first dynasty until 1987, information in China was limited. People outside the ruling classes lived on a 'need to know' basis. This peaked during the Cultural Revolution, when people were told what to say and... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:52:21 GMT Met Film School's comedy challenge http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/corporate-news/met-film-school-s-comedy-challenge/ Client Met Film School announced the results of our competition idea #MetComedyChallenge last week at an event held at its campus at Ealing studios and we thought we'd share the winning and shortlisted entries with you.Judges Comedians Richard Herring, Ava Vidal, Comedy creator Victoria Pile,... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:52:21 GMT What MPs think about universities http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/topical-comment/what-mps-think-about-universities/ In a recent blog on HE policy site WonkHE, Communications Management MD,  Justin Shaw highlighted our recent MP research (with Ipsos Mori) to explore what our current politicians think about the state of our education system and the big policy issues relevant to universities in particular. His... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:52:21 GMT Prevented by Purdah http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/topical-comment/prevented-by-purdah/ Director of Public Affairs, Paul Barnes gives the run down on election ‘purdah’.You can't be forgiven for not knowing that there will be an election in 42 days time.  But you could be forgiven for not knowing that purdah starts just four days from now on March 30th.In Westminster and... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:52:21 GMT New research reveals what our politicans really think about education http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/topical-comment/education-what-our-politicians-think/ Latest research commissioned by Communications Management from Ipsos MORI suggests that bridging the gap between education and the world of work is a top priority for MPs – and key to Britain’s position in the world economyWith two months until the general election, cross party MP research... Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:52:21 GMT Gold standard quality mark awarded by PRCA http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/corporate-news/awarded-industry-quality-mark/ We're thrilled that Communications Management has once again received the gold standard industry quality mark for the PR industry from the Public Relations Consultants Association.The internationally recognised Communications Management Standard (CMS) is the industry’s quality certification... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:52:21 GMT Welcome to new director Anji McGrandles http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/corporate-news/welcome-to-new-director-anji-mcgrandles/ Anji McGrandles joins Communications Management this week as Director of Campaigns and Client Service from The Red Consultancy where she was Associate Director.  She brings nearly 20 years’ experience in consumer, lifestyle and entertainment PR including European and global campaigns for high... Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:52:21 GMT Should schools be responsible for developing the 'character' of the next generation? http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/schools/character-education-and-schools/ Hannah Ranson looks at how far schools should be responsible for the teaching of character education.Over the past year or so 'character education' has been the buzz-word for politicians with Gove and Hunt talking the talk in early 2014, and Nicky Morgan putting their words into action in December... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:52:21 GMT Measuring the effectiveness of PR - finding the holy grail http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/professional-practice/measuring-the-effectiveness-of-pr-finding-the-holy-grail/ Helen Merrills suggests effective evaluation is all about being smart at the start.As the team here at Communications Management are education specialists, it seems only right to begin this post with an academic quote;Way back in 1987, in his book ‘Public relations – what research tells us”,... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:52:21 GMT Communications Management to work with the University of Bedfordshire Business School http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/business-schools/communications-management-working-with-university-of-bedfordshire-business-school/ Communications Management has been appointed by the University of Bedfordshire Business School to undertake a six month strategic media-relations campaign to support and showcase its growing reputation in the business school sector.The campaign will capitalise on the School’s distinctive... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:52:21 GMT Attention already turning to 2020 http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/topical-comment/attention-already-turning-to-2020/ Phil Smith, Associate Director for HE takes a look at the outcome of the REF.Well, it's finally here. No, I'm not talking about Christmas (though as I pen this blog at 8.30am on Monday 22nd I've already had three out-of-office replies from those enjoying an early start to the festive break!). I'm... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:52:21 GMT HE sector must demonstrate value to prospective students http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/higher-education/he-sector-must-prove-value-to-prospective-students/ A report published today by Universities UK in collaboration with HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) Patterns and trends in UK higher education 2014 paints an interesting picture of the changing size and shape of UK higher education with some interesting points of note for HE marketers.... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:52:21 GMT Journalists recognised for their services to education http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/corporate-news/journalists-recognised-for-their-services-to-education/ Awards for the most talented journalists specialising in the field of education were presented on Wednesday 10 December at the Education Journalist of the Year award held in London attended by education journalists, education PR specialists and sponsors. Communications Management was delighted to... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:52:21 GMT Review of the year http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/blog/corporate-news/review-of-the-year/ Another year nearly over, what a busy one it’s been. Here are some of our highlights.  This year we helped: Salford University to launch their ambitious future plans in Abu DhabiCambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies to implement their first ever social media strategyConstruction Industry... Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:52:21 GMT