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Keeping calm and carrying on: When a PR crisis hits

Jo Scard, Tuesday, 26th October 2021 -  In a climate of political tussles and global health debates, bad PR has become a salient and standard part of our lives. Jo Scard explains how to navigate through the hurdles of a PR crisis in a simple step-by-step process. 

Expect the unexpected: How to respond to crisis, before it strikes

Jo Scard, Thursday, 23rd September 2021 -  If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. In this article, Jo Scard shares easy steps you can take to ensure your organisation has a bullet proof plan in place, before the unexpected happens.  

Back to basics: Simple communications in a confusing climate

Jo Scard, Thursday, 26th August 2021 -  In a media landscape that’s anything but simple, it’s imperative that our communications are. Fifty Acres founder and CEO Jo Scard stresses the importance of consistent messaging, well-researched communication plans, and back-to-basics PR. 

10 weeks to promote your peer-to-peer fundraising event on social media

Contributor, Tuesday, 10th August 2021 -  Download your free guide from iRaiser to help you plan and execute your next social media campaign

Opinion

Storytelling for impact

Mike Davis, Wednesday, 14th July 2021 -  The time has come to embrace the range of media options available to ensure your strategic plan or impact measurement resonates with your audience, writes Mike Davis, who shares some examples of organisations doing this well.

Beyond saying that you care: Why your activism needs to extend further than your LinkedIn logo

Jo Scard, Thursday, 24th June 2021 -  Being an ethical brand is all the rage at the moment. But the truth is, it isn’t enough to just say you care – audiences will sniff out your slacktivism, writes Jo Scard, who says you should only align with causes you’re passionate about.

Opinion

Forget service offerings and get back to selling your charitable mission

Emma Lang, Tuesday, 8th June 2021 -  For social services to balance the finances, it’s time that they stop referring to clients as customers and return to their why, writes Emma Lang.

Personal communications in the digital economy – is it possible?

Jo Scard, Tuesday, 25th May 2021 -  We know that personalised communications help you stand out from the crowd in a cluttered, digital environment. But how do you do it? Fifty Acres’ Jo Scard shares some tips and tricks to ensure you’re pulling on the right heart strings. 

Opinion

Engaging diverse audiences through inclusive communication benefits everyone

Jen Sharpe, Thursday, 29th April 2021 -  It's smart business to know how to communicate to diverse audiences – it’s also great for social cohesion, write Jen Sharpe from Think HQ and Jessica Billimoria from CultureVerse.

Opinion

Milkshakes and mistakes: How to avoid a cringey campaign

Richenda Vermeulen, Wednesday, 28th April 2021 -  Richenda Vermeulen shares her thoughts on the now infamous milkshake video and how government departments – and not for profits – could approach a sensitive campaign like this in the future.
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