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PR Network – Practical tips on storytelling

PR Network
Available On-Demand

Free and exclusive to CharityComms members and corporate partners

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This event took place on 9 March 2021 and all registered delegates were sent direct access details for the recordings. Please only book your place here if you missed the event the first time round.

This on demand event is free and exclusive to CharityComms members.

If you are a CharityComms member, you can watch these presentations for free by clicking ‘attend event’ above and registering your details. You will automatically be sent the link to the video and the password. Contact us if you have any problems accessing the videos.

If you aren’t a CharityComms member, why not consider becoming a member? 

Join us at the next CharityComms PR Network event to learn practical tips on storytelling, including best practice for doing it remotely. We’ll also have time for much needed peer-to-peer networking via breakout rooms and hot potatoes too. Come prepared to share your burning PR question or issue and we’ll use the collective power of the room to help guide you in the right direction. And we’ll share how you can apply to join the CharityComms PR Network Steering Group as well. 

Welcome and housekeeping

Vanessa Weddell 
head of events, CharityComms

Interview with Michelle Sykes
Vanessa sits down with Michelle Sykes, who manages the Stories and Voices team at Macmillan, to talk about insight-led storytelling and how the pandemic has helped and hindered.

Michelle Sykes
senior manager, stories and voices, Macmillan Cancer Support

Breakout chats
We’ll use breakout rooms for some much needed peer-to-peer discussion
Keeping people at the heart of FoodCycle

FoodCycle need to reach a wide and varied audience including corporate partners, donors, guests and volunteers.  Carly will share how they put people at the heart of all their communications, have adapted their approach during the pandemic and how she will support the return to community meals in 2021; she will discuss challenges, creative solutions and her plans for FoodCycle’s future.

Carly Shutes
head of marketing, FoodCycle

Looking beyond the pandemic: what will the media landscape look like in 2021? 

The pandemic has once again galvanised media attention around a single issue, just as charities were expecting an end to the Brexit-era domination of the news agenda. With the end of the pandemic in sight however, Tim and Max will be reflecting on what the media landscape might look like post Covid-19 using nfpSynergy’s research with journalists.

Tim Harrison-Byrne 
co-managing director, nfpSynergy

Max Roche
research officer , nfpSynergy


About the PR Network

CharityComms’ PR Network is a group for professionals working in PR and media in UK charities and not-for-profits.

The PR Network gives you the chance to meet your peers, compare notes on workplace practices and share successes, ideas, challenges and inspiration. The network is designed to encourage networking and peer to peer support, sharing issues in a ‘safe’ environment.

The group meets three times a year to focus on a common challenge. The format of the meetings is one or two presentations on a specific topic, followed by small group discussions, providing a combination of best practice and peer-to-peer sharing.