Digital obsession, fixated threats and Hello Kitty. Influence Q4 magazine out now

The latest issue of Influence magazine will be landing with CIPR members this week and includes a wide range of features.

Since first being launched on an unsuspecting world 45 years ago Hello Kitty has found her way on to everything from branded aeroplanes, wine, sushi and even a maternity hospital. Kate Wills dives into the story of how one cute cat conquered the world.

But not every story is full of cuteness, despite what the cover might suggest. We live in a time when communications are 24/7. But when it becomes persistent, obsessive and unwelcome how can people in the public eye be protected?

In a fascinating feature Matthew Rock speaks to experts from the British Olympic Association and the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre about how to protect people from over-zealous attention.

There are a host of other features from how vodka has made Chernobyl more appetising to engaging with the new media gatekeepers.


Rob Smith, Editor of Influence
We like to think that we cover a wide range of subjects in each edition of Influence, but rarely have we covered such extreme ends of the spectrum as we do in the latest edition. I hope members enioy this latest issue, the final of the year. We've got lots of exciting plans for 2020 and I look forward to sharing them with you then.
Rob Smith, Editor of Influence

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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).