Do women have to start communicating and acting like men to have a successful career in a fast growing sector of the UK economy? In this post Dr Martina Topić explores ‘bloke-ification’ and its implications in terms of equality, culture and leadership in the public relations and communications sector.
Since 1911, International Women’s day has been celebrated on 8th March with the aim of ‘celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women’.
A new study on women in journalism that Carmen Bruegmann and I conducted based on 20 qualitative interviews with women journalists working in the press, shows a disturbing culture of UK newsrooms, which resembles a culture of the 1970s.
Work Discrimination and Bias against Women in Public Relations Literature : A Full Circle of Women’s Plight for Equality
I recently released a report from my EUPRERA project on ‘Women in Public Relations’, which provided a systematic overview of four decades of research on women in public relations.
I recently completed an analysis of data on the UK’s advertising industry, which revealed some problematic findings.
We were delighted to welcome Cathy Newman to open the 2019-20 Leeds Business School guest lecture series this year.
Public relations is a stressful occupation. According to the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) annual member survey, ‘heavy/unmanageable workload’ is the top factor contributing to workplace stress (59%), followed by ‘unrealistic deadlines or expectations from colleagues’ (46%).
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can benefit greatly from internationalisation, as illustrated in a new report prepared by Dr Martina Topić. The research, which is funded by the EU as part of the Interreg COMPETE IN project, highlights opportunities abroad to show how businesses can internationalise, increase their profits, and engage with the global community.
The European Communication Monitor 2018 finds that excellent organisations both collect and use more information than ever before. Crucially, they also have effective leaders – although gaps in leadership skills and support exist across Europe. Insights from the largest transnational study on strategic communication worldwide.
A case study using IKEA to build postgraduate students’ employability skills on a vocational higher education course.
During our twelve years of studying the annual status of the profession through the European Communication Monitor and the Latin American Communication Monitor, we have also painted a picture of the gender issues in public relations and communication management practice.
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