Interviews

African philosophy shapes corporate DE&I

IN February, I had the good fortune to chat with Melissa Bosch (pictured), diversity and inclusion lead at EY Ireland, writes Orla Clancy. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, she has lived in Ireland for 10 years and identifies as…

Organisations must resemble society, say EDI and DE&I specialists Dr Marie Connolly and Emmanuel Ofosu-Appiah

I am a great believer in lifelong learning and in February I was privileged to be educated on diversity, equality, equity and inclusion by two specialists in these areas, writes Orla Clancy.  Dr Marie Connolly (pictured), head of equality, diversity…

From chaos to calm: putting people first with IC

STRATEGIC editor-in-chief Orla Clancy enjoyed a virtual coffee with Jenni Field, 2020 president of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and director at Redefining Communications. Field spoke about how she achieves greater productivity by setting boundaries, a work style…

Humanising the employee experience

ON a cold November morning, Tara Davis and Orla Clancy met virtually to talk about psychologically healthy workplaces for employees. The director of staff well-being and engagement at the American Psychological Association (APA) and her team have been fully working…

The first call in a crisis

DR Martina Byrne, chief executive officer of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) and the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) in Ireland, spoke with Orla Clancy about how members have been adapting to Covid-19 and what is emerging in…

Purpose and CSR take centre stage

HAYLEY Clements is the general manager of the Public Relations and Communications Association in the Middle East and North Africa (PRCA MENA). She recently spoke with Orla Clancy about the PRCA MENA, how it is helping its members during uncharted…

Future proofing is part of PR

GERARD F. Corbett is the founder, chair and CEO at Redphlag in California and, amongst other roles, is past chairman and CEO of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) where he also served on the board for eight years.…

Covid crisis proves critical importance of PR

FOR the most part, there has been a rise in public relations and communications in 2020. Yet, it hasn’t been without its challenges. Francis Ingham, director general of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) in the UK, recently shared…

Organisational perception starts from the inside out

IN a recent interview, Padraig McKeon, president of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII), consultant communications director and lecturer at Dublin City University, shared his insights with Orla Clancy, founder and editor-in-chief at Strategic Magazine. McKeon spoke about the…

Covid-19 puts comms in the spotlight

DURING a virtual interview, Leigh McClusky, national president of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA), took the time to share her perspective with Orla Clancy on the role of communications in the pandemic. “Even our practitioners who have crisis…

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