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Is your reputation just a tweet away from disaster?

This week, our CEO, Melissa Davis, chooses a few brands to illustrate the importance of living by your company values. It only takes a tweet for something to go wrong if your values aren't embedded throughout the organisation. How values are 'lived' within a company can hugely impact a brand's reputation. There’s...


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Nadine re-writes the media training handbook

Picking the right person to front up to the media, whether in times of crisis or when the news is positive, means considering not just what they will say but also how they will say it, writes our Founder and CEO Melissa Davis. Without getting too political, I’d like to start this by thanking Nadine...


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Why lawyers who want to build their profile should read the Daily Mail

How do lawyers get noticed in the media? Our new partner Steve Rudaini explains why plain, easy-to-understand language is key to getting coverage. Did the headline catch your attention? Well that is the first lesson. You read the headline correctly – every lawyer should read the Daily Mail. Don’t worry, this...


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New partnership team at MD Communications for 2022

A message from our CEO Melissa Davis as she announces the new partnership team at MD Communications for 2022. It is with massive excitement and pride, I announce the enhanced partnership team at MD Communications for 2022 with a couple of new faces. Steve Rudaini joined us recently after leading the Bar...


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Why employer brand is the key to retaining and hiring the best talent

Our CEO, Melissa Davis advises how happy, healthy, engaged colleagues have never been more valuable. In 2022, my conversations with managing partners up and down the country indicate that the recruitment market is much tougher on employers and the effects of the pandemic on people’s life choices are becoming clearer… meaning...


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How to choose the right spokesperson in a crisis

As Prime Minister Boris Johnson fights to save his political career, our CEO Melissa Davis looks at the continual flaws in the government's crisis response. A few days after Downing Street’s party problems became serious, I wrote about ‘party-gate’ as a PR crisis for the government. Boris Johnson’s problems would continue,...


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2022 – the year to get your message across

From a marketing perspective, how should professional services firms prepare for 2022? Melissa Davis, our CEO and Founder shares her thoughts. A new year can be a great opportunity for a new start. After the past two years however, I think all of us are just hoping for a little bit...


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Has the Government changed the rules of media crisis management?

No.10 is having a crisis. Over a month has passed and they still don't appear to have a crisis management plan in place or has the Government changed the rules of media crisis management? Our founder, Melissa Davis shares what needs to happen when managing a crisis. Do you remember political...


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He WAS there. He has apologised. But is it all too late in the reputation stakes?

Our founder, Melissa Davis, looks at how No 10 could have handled the current PR crisis. How it started…'Bring your own booze'. Rarely have four words caught the public attention quite as effectively or quickly as those have. I’ll give you two more words. Sue Gray. I use them as until a few minutes ago...


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Are you addicted to social media?

Thinking of tweeting? Another quick LinkedIn post? Maybe just a quick check of Insta? Well, perhaps think again. Our founder Melissa Davis looks at how a recent documentary on the impact of social media should have us all questioning how good social media is for us. This may seem an odd blog...