In-person networking with fellow industry professionals to talk shop is out of the question right now, but keeping up with the conversation is easy. Here are five of the best PR podcasts to download and enjoy while you work/play/make notes during lockdown.
The Spin Sucks Podcast
From the woman who brought you ‘Spin Sucks’ the book comes The Spin Sucks Podcast, Gini Dietrich’s ‘one stop shop’ for modern comms professionals looking for the most expert of know-how. Whether your specialism is content creation, social media, SEO, ads, marketing or a mixture, Gini is here to encourage collaboration, believing that ‘we can change the PR industry… together’.
Word of Mouth
For those who want to word good, BBC podcast Word of Mouth covers ‘the world of words and the ways in which we use them’. Recent topics explored include polyglotism, the poetry of lyrics in pop music, how to disagree with grace and inequality in language. Not just useful for expanding your vocabulary, Word of Mouth serves as an interesting journey through history, culture and art.
The #FuturePRoof podcast
Sarah and Stephen Waddington talk through issues raised by the #FuturePRoof initiative, highlighting the importance of PR for clients, companies and society at large. Recent talk has taken in reasons to be optimistic (there are a few), their favourite books, writers and communicators, as well as industry people and agencies to expect great things from this year.
The Media Insider Podcast
Jack of all trades (and master of all of them) Helen Croydon is an experienced journalist, author, PR pro and host of The Media Insider Podcast. Bringing her career expertise to each episode, Helen bridges the journalist/PR divide with advice on pitching, making connections, seizing opportunities and plenty of interesting interviews with high-profile media industry peeps. Find out more about the podcast in our previous interview with Helen here.
The Digiday Podcast
Listen along to Digiday’s takes on the major stories happening across PR and media and get to know people high up in the hierarchies of publishing and technology. Its hosts ask the hard-hitting questions to get to the bottom of events in the industry and the world at large – check out recent episodes on mental health going mainstream and the trends we should be looking out for this year.
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