Speaker Announcement

With this year’s CIPR East Anglia’s Best PRactice Conference now open for bookings, we are delighted to announce our first speakers, Stephen Waddington and Sarah Stimson.

Stephen is Chief Engagement Officer at Ketchum helping clients and colleagues to do the best job possible engaging with the public. He is responsible for driving the integration of digital and social capabilities in client engagements across the agency’s international network. He is also a Visiting Professor in Practice at the Newcastle University, supporting the university and students through teaching and mentoring.

Stephen will be delivering a presentation on Public Relations in 2017, along with being on the panel to discuss PR in post-truth world in the afternoon.

Sarah has fifteen years of PR recruitment and training experience. Having previously worked in IT consultancy, she made the move into PR recruitment when she joined Taylor Bennett in 2002, subsequently working for other PR recruiters before returning to the Taylor Bennett Group to found their junior recruitment business Unicorn.

She remained as MD of Unicorn while developing the Taylor Bennett Foundation’s award-winning diversity PR traineeship programme and in 2017 was promoted to Chief Executive.

Sarah will be delivering a presentation on Diversity in PR highlighting how to raise the profile of public relations as a career choice among more diverse young people, how to improve recruitment processes and the importance of inclusion in the workplace.

The CIPR East Anglia PR Conference is fantastic opportunity for PR professionals to attend interactive seminars, specialist subject breakout sessions led by industry experts and ultimately network.

The conference takes place on Tuesday 23rd May from 12:20pm. Make sure you don’t miss out and book your tickets here.

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