Diana specialises in corporate and financial services PR, crisis PR and workplace communications. Her strength lies in the quality of her strategic thinking; her ability to ensure the client’s ‘vision’ is translated into measurable outcomes. She is also a skilled media and presentation trainer and has assisted a wide range of private and public sector clients – organisations and individuals – in planning and executing crisis PR programmes.
Diana’s clients have included HM Prisons, Disney, the BBC, the Priory and, most recently, Serco. She sits on the Public Relations Consultants Association as Chairman of the Marketing and Management Committee.
- Education: B.A. (Hons) Psychology (Keele University); M.A. Human Resources (LSE)
- Hobbies: Fishing and tennis
- Favourite book: Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
- Favourite film: The Shawshank Redemption
- Favourite TV: Mad Men
- Proudest moment: Founding Flagship Consulting
- Biggest Media Coup: the Michael Howard v. Jeremy Paxman 14-question BBC Newsnight stand-off following the sacking of HM Prisons Director Derek Lewis
5 tips for making the most of (or surviving) an industry conference
Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Abu Dhabi to attend the Institute of Travel and Tourism annual conference. It was my first visit to the Emirate and apart from being overwhelmed by the heat, I was struck by the sheer scale of the development of the area. Abu Dhabi is less high riseRead more >
Likes don’t save lives… or do they?
Likes don’t save lives. At least, that’s the message emanating loud and clear from Unicef’s latest online campaign, which castigates the ‘slacktivists’ who aren’t as generous with their money as they are with clicking the ‘Like’ button on Facebook pages. The campaign even includes a rather moving video featuring a ten year-old orphan who directlyRead more >
Why we should support paywalls
Working in PR, we are very aware that the world of newspapers, both online and in print, is changing. In a constant battle to remain at the forefront of breaking news and information, newspapers have had to offer their content online in competition with traditional broadcast media and the ever-evolving world of social media andRead more >
The beauty of Twitter
Twitter has long played a part in our PR campaigns for clients, but today I spotted two stories about Twitter showing how imbedded this social media channel now is in our news reporting. The first story related to Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the daughter of the new Pakistani Prime Minister, who has been credited with increasingRead more >
Brand spanking novelty: shining through a hectic crowd
PR has for years been linked to branding – often for our involvement in building a brand’s credibility or even just protecting it. Now, as agencies (including that of yours truly) begin to offer more integrated communications packages, brand is at the absolute forefront of our minds. Watching a brilliant adaption of Mark Haddon’s ARead more >