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Research has found the sales, media and marketing (60%) professions are the sector most chained to their desks during the working day. It’s no surprise then that a job in public relations is the eighth most stressful job in the UK, according to CareersCast. So how do we tackle this? As someone who works out every morning before work, people often ask me, “How do you do it?” and maybe more frequently (and appropriately), “Are you mad?!” Maybe I am mad,...

It can be a daunting prospect, as a student entering the final stages of your degree, not knowing what to do after you graduate. It’s often hard to envisage what the first step on your career ladder will look like, let alone how to get there. That’s certainly how I felt as a third-year undergraduate. So when I was invited to join the University of Leeds’ School of Media and Communications careers day to educate students about the world of PR,...

A recent article from PR Week suggests that despite the detriment to its work and reputation, the PR industry is still struggling to think differently about how it can diversify its workforce. Talk is cheap and has been over the last few years where various schemes have been launched by agencies and brands. The perception of the industry doesn’t appear to have changed and when we look at the overview of PR agencies in the UK, the red-brick, middle-class, white graduate...

Over the past few weeks here at MWWPR, I have been interviewing a number of wonderful candidates for a variety of junior roles, from internships to Senior Account Executives. With over 10 years in the PR game, there are often moments where I lose sight of what I enjoy most about the industry and the day-to-day work which comes with it. Being on the hiring side of the fence certainly reminds you of the wonderful reasons people are inspired to get...

In late February a now-deleted video went viral. A woman cycling east down Goodge Street is heckled by the lewd male drivers of a white van. The woman tells the men to stop but they escalate their harassment to the arch-stereotypical line of lazy misogynists: ‘you on your period’? The traffic lights change and they both cross Tottenham Court Road. Down Chenies Street, the van slows to a halt. The cyclist senses her opportunity: still on her bike, with feet on...