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Rober Fenner

October 30, 2016

Dr Liam Fox and Brexit

Under: Blog | News

I recently had a meeting with my local MP, who also happens to be Minister for International Business – a post created post-Brexit by Theresa May’s Government. I met Dr Liam Fox to ask him about legislation affecting late payment of business invoices and what the consequences of Brexit might be for UK SMEs: would UK-specific […]

Rober Fenner

September 21, 2016

A perfect corporate response

Under: Business | News | Public relations

This week Donald Trump Junior tweeted as follows: “If I had a bowl of Skittles and I told you just three would kill you, would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem.” Predictably this caused a media backlash, and Wrigley, the company behind Skittles, felt obliged to respond. Getting the sentiment of that […]

Rober Fenner

March 14, 2014

Speed reading

Under: Business | Language | Marketing | Media | News | Random thoughts

Heard of Spritz? It’s a new app enabling people to read content quickly. It moves the words, so your eye can stay in the same place – and it works. Even the basic demo takes you to 40% faster than a typical reading speed, and in tests people have gone faster still. It’s a particularly […]

Rober Fenner

February 13, 2014

Love poems to my clients

Under: Blog | Business | Language | Random thoughts

Well, it’s nearly Valentine’s Day. I’ve been too busy for too long to give any attention to blogging, but hey, you have to make time for special occasions, and this is one such. So I thought I’d celebrate the day with a few love poems in different styles. In verse as in my working life, […]

Rober Fenner

August 16, 2013

Work in progress

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Here’s a recent project. A bit different, this one – and I’m doing more work on it today for Phase 2…

Rober Fenner

July 26, 2013

The dehumanising power of the euphemism

Under: Language | News

Steven Neary is 23 and is autistic. He is cared for by his father Mark. They became a news item two years ago when Steven was taken into care against his own wishes and those of his father, and it was only after a court case that he was allowed home. Mark Neary blogs – […]

Rober Fenner

May 07, 2013

The hook

Under: Random thoughts

Earlier this week I re-read the first few pages of ‘A Murder is Announced,’ by Agatha Christie. It starts with a paper-boy delivering newspapers around a small English village. We find out which residents get which papers, and how everyone takes the local paper. Then we enter a house, to meet a woman and her […]

Rober Fenner

January 25, 2013

How to choose a PR company – Part Three

Under: Business | Public relations

There are plenty of questions or skills companies consider important when they’re looking for a PR agency. Sometimes, they’re wrong, or at least not completely right (see Part One); and sometimes, they’re right, or mostly right (see Part Two). But in this, the last post on this subject, I’m going to suggest some areas companies […]

Rober Fenner

January 23, 2013

How to choose a PR company – Part Two

Under: Business | Public relations

In my previous post, I covered questions client companies ask PR companies that tend not to be too useful, at least in my opinion. In this one, I’m looking at what seem to me to be their better questions. One of them is ‘Can you demonstrate relevant experience?’ This is not like demonstrating excellent media […]