New issue of Influence magazine out today

The Q2 issue of the award-winning Influence magazine - exclusively available online to all CIPR members - is out today featuring the best commentary and opinion from the world of public relations. 

The issue features a front cover designed by our 'PR and Parenting in a Pandemic' competition winner and articles including;

Cybersecurity and WFH: One in five UK home workers received no cybersecurity training during 2020. Andrew Fitzmaurice explains why, without effective communications on cyber risks and how to tackle them from the board room to the frontline, businesses will continue to be dangerously exposed.

COP26: With only months to go until the UN climate summit, Claire Barraclough asks: Are you COP ready?

Back to the Office: As the world gradually starts to come back to life, businesses are facing a new hybrid working culture. Lysanne Currie runs through the checklist for the new normal and investigates how PR companies are approaching life post-pandemic.

Beware the Positivity Monster: Annique Simpson on why Good vibes aren’t always good. Sometimes it’s positive to harness our negative emotions.

The UK Black Comms Network Report: Exploring a new research project looking at what might be holding back black communications professionals from reaching the goals they desire or deserve.

The Creator Economy Grows Up: If your idea of an influencer is posing by a pool in Dubai then think again. From promoting diversity to keeping the hedge funders awake at night, Gen Z are using TikTok to disrupt the old guard. Yoke co-founder, and former professional footballer, Jidé Maduako is leading the charge with some big ambitions and training camp discipline.

Rob Smith, Editor of Influence
Change management is an important part of the public relations skills set, one which has been put to the test over the past 12 months. All the changes we have dealt with over the past year have both shown the resilience of our industry as well as its vital importance to every other sector.

And now it’s all change once again as the vaccine allows us to move into the post-COVID world – whether it’s looking at a return to the office or developing hybrid working, a focus on new policy issues, or addressing long-existing challenges within the profession, this issue has you covered.
Rob Smith, Editor of Influence
  • Read the Q2 magazine here. CIPR members will need to log in to the website to access the magazine.
  • Access the back catalogue of issues here.

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