Stephen Ballard

November 13, 2017

Who should pay for climate change?

Hurricanes gripping the Florida Keys, storms taking the lives of those in Ireland, raging wildfires in California. Welcome to Planet Earth 2017! Today, it has become […]
October 17, 2017

PR challenges in the age of digital

We’re not in the 1950’s anymore and gone are the days when Television, Newspapers and Radio could be seamlessly absorbed by our audiences without question. As […]
July 11, 2017

PR Apprenticeships. Hit or Miss?

11/07/2017, The end of my apprenticeship: Since the PRCA Apprenticeship scheme launched 6 years ago, over 240 non-university-goers have kick started their career in PR. I, […]
July 5, 2017

BCM head to Africa

I have trained people in Aberdeen, Stavanger, Stuttgart, Almaty and Houston. But this week I pack my bags for Maputo, Mozambique to run a training session […]
June 12, 2017

3 social media podcasts for PR professionals

More and more people are listening to podcasts now. One reason for the growing popularity is how convenient they are. Whether you are on the train […]
May 12, 2017

BCM promotes Taiwan renewables at ALL-ENERGY

BCM were appointed to promote Taiwanese renewable technology as part of the ALL-ENERGY event, which took place this week in Glasgow, Scotland. Headed by Prof. Kuang-Chong […]
May 9, 2017

Quirks at Work – Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Anyone who reads any news source will have noticed the recent popularity in the topic of mental health. Mental health has always been a ‘thing’, however, […]
March 10, 2017
Industry 4.0

Ignore I4.0 at your peril

You may not realise it yet but the next industrial revolution has started. It comes in the form of enabling technologies that are being integrated into […]
March 9, 2017

Call me an oil psychic if you will

Sticking your neck out can be a dangerous thing particularly when it comes to predicting an OPEC decision to cut oil production. Madame Giullotine stands waiting […]
March 2, 2017
Meet the PR Robot

Thank God for fake news

I was sitting on the train yesterday going up to London to conduct some media training with one of BCM’s clients. As per usual copies of […]
February 24, 2017

Tis’ Definitely No Longer The Season For Social Media Tradition

Why Social Media Should be Integrated into Your PR Plan. Traditions are beliefs passed down from generation to generation, they’re nostalgic and warming… Unfortunately, some traditions […]