Crystal balls, sticky stories, LinkedIn and WeChat. Influence Q1 out now

This week the first Influence - CIPR's award-winning member magazine - of 2020 will be landing on the doorsteps, desktops and postrooms of CIPR members, in plastic free packaging.

So, what can you expect to find within?

Predicting the future is a fool’s errandWho in 2010 would have predicted the events of the last decade? We look at 20 things that might be the next big thing in the 2020s. Or they might be the next Google Glass…

As well as gazing into our crystal ball this edition contains a fascinating look at how LinkedIn chose one of the UK’s ‘left-behind’ seaside towns to show the power of its network. There is some fascinating research into what makes a story ‘stick’ and why WeChat is the key to communicating in China.

As if that wasn’t enough, Anna Melville-James investigates the way language around women’s health is changing while investigative journalist Claire Smyth explains how public affairs professionals in Northern Ireland have managed through three years without a regional government.

There's lots more including practical information on important tax changes coming that everyone who works in public relations should know about and a guide to landing a non-executive role.

Let us know what you think on Twitter @InfluencePRMag.

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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas with nearly 10,000 members.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).