It’s good to remember too that there is no such thing as a closed social media group despite your privacy settings.
Today businesses, executives and boards are facing a plethora of challenges that can only be described as a man-made tsunami.
It is now 19 years since GCIS’s inception and it would be disingenuous to argue that nothing useful has come from its establishment.
The right Conservative Brand Essence can help to provide a tangible plan as we navigate the process of leaving the EU. It can help the current 'anxiety audience' to cope with the everyday volatility and the screaming press headlines. It can help them to regroup, as a country, around a political party with a core belief and vision.
Nearly two weeks ago, I began a programme run by the Taylor Bennett Foundation that sets out to equip six graduates from a BAME background with the skills and training to progress in the PR and Communications industry. One thing that has been helpful to hear from different organisations involved in the programme is advice relating to how to land your first job in PR and communications. For the most part these fall in to five key areas
America, like the rest of the world, has seen dramatic transformation in recent years. Economic, social and cultural change has made people increasingly confused and anxious. Every day they are bombarded with 'uncertainty' news. They are feeling the pressure financially, and in their overall sense of security.
Whether he did so intentionally or not, the Mooch ended up serving this purpose. A flamboyant series of distractions and excesses, he was the tweet made flesh. Either side of a cataclysmic defeat on health care, the Mooch relentlessly sucked up attention, as well as unsettling those perceived to be disloyal in the Trump camp.
Anthony Scaramucci's performance so far is more the fire cracker than the Saturn V rocket. Maybe he's a quick study. Maybe, as some journalists contend, he's not in Trump's pocket, but a tool for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in the power struggle with Bannon and Priebus. Perhaps he has been the perfect deflection in a terrible week for the Trump presidency.
Stopping Trump will be difficult - he is, after all, the elected President of the United States - and it is largely the job of his opponents on the other side of the Atlantic. Making clear what we think of his policies, and their impact on people in the UK and all over the world, is more achievable. Most importantly, we should be more ambitious in defining that 'we'.
Battered, bruised, but strangely bigger than ever, the fourth estate is at a tipping point. News is still the most powerful force in politics; journalists can still bring the Donald to his knees, but they must try harder, they must do better, they must get used to the idea that the cosy relationships of the past 30 years are over, and find a new way of reaching a distrusting public with a strong and simple message.