The Black Women Making Things Happen In The UK Music Industry

You can guarantee at least two music debates to appear on Black British Twitter’s timeline almost every month: why the UK ‘failed’ certain homegrown black singers like Beverly Knight and Mischa B, and the industry’s apparent colourism issue. Far less discussed is the experience of Black British women working behind the industry scenes. I’m a … Continue reading The Black Women Making Things Happen In The UK Music Industry

Privacy, Draggings & Fame: What It’s Like Having Over 10,000 Followers

My name is Annique Simpson, and I’m a Twitter addict. Seriously. Despite a busy ‘real’ life, I regularly find myself spending hours on the social media platform, checking my timeline for the latest gossip and memes, chatting with friends and posting random stuff. Not that many people see what I post. I’ve a modest following … Continue reading Privacy, Draggings & Fame: What It’s Like Having Over 10,000 Followers

Five lessons I’ve learnt as a communications assistant

After 10 months as a communications assistant in an NHS hospital trust, I’m leaving to take up an internal communications (IC) executive role at a large professional services firm. To mark this special occasion (and my first blog post!), here are five important lessons I’ve learnt as an assistant: 1. Comms is much more than … Continue reading Five lessons I’ve learnt as a communications assistant

CIPR Inside AGM: my thoughts

Yesterday I attended the annual general meeting (AGM) for CIPR Inside, the CIPR sectoral group for internal communicators and employee engagers. The AGM is a great opportunity to discuss the current state of the sector, chat to fellow internal communication (IC) bods from across different industries and learn more about the fantastic work that CIPR Inside … Continue reading CIPR Inside AGM: my thoughts