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BBC 50:50 The Equality Project

As a BBC producer I heard many outstanding female voices – from presenter Anne Robinson cross-examining CEOs on BBC Watchdog, to numerous female Executive Producers standing up to big bullying businesses trying to kill a great story.

I was part of production teams crafting complex programmes in challenging circumstances. These experiences shaped my own voice, including in the media training room, where I support people preparing to go on the record or in day to day interactions providing crisis management and corporate communications support.

BBC 50:50 The Equality Project
BBC’s 50:50 Equality Project aimed at creating content that fairly represents the world, by ensuring a balance of voices.

So I was delighted when our clients Addleshaw Goddard announced their partnership with the BBC’s 50:50 Equality Project aimed at creating journalism and media content that fairly represents the world, by ensuring a balance of voices. Addleshaw Goddard is the first law firm to partner on the project, joining 70 organisations in over 20 countries, including the Financial Times, Australia’s ABC News, Unilever, Balfour Beatty and PwC.

We worked with Justine Delroy, who heads up Addleshaw Goddard’s commercial tax and structuring team, as she stepped up for the announcement, becoming ‘the face’ for the launch and related media requests. And in preparing, we reflected on her story, as a lawyer starting out and how this inspired her to lead the firm’s Gender Working Group. As always it is the personal insights which bring an interview to life.

Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard are counting every voice put forward for media opportunities, press releases and awards. They are sharing data with the Equality Project and aim to increase profile-raising opportunities for women within the firm. It has been unexpected and much welcomed, as my TV and communications worlds collide and I look forward to hearing from and working with many more emerging and established female voices.

Find out more about the BBC 50:50 The Equality Project

Media & Presentation Training 2.0

Media and Presentation Training with Mangold Consultancy

As TV news anchors around the world set up studios in their homes with teleprompters, specialist lighting, makeup and HD broadcast cameras; interviewees must also up their game. "News" needs experts, spokespeople and human stories more than ever and the best people you will see and hear, the ones who get invited back, have received media & presentation training - even if they are speaking from a laptop in their living room. Continue reading "Media & Presentation Training 2.0"

The Business of Local Newspapers

The Business of Local Newspapers

Local newspapers have long teetered on the edge of survival, at risk of relegation to a picture postcard England past, where cub reporters cover village fetes, write the splash on local crime and all before tea time. So the announcement that local publisher Johnston Press is being bought out has triggered further analysis on the future for local news. Facebook has stepped up with a suspiciously well time announcement of £4.5m, to hire and train 80 people as community reporters. Johnston Press is reportedly one of three local publishers in conversation with the social media giant.  Continue reading “The Business of Local Newspapers”

Mangold Consultancy just got a new Mangold!

Jess Mangold

Very excited to welcome Jess Mangold as a Director, bringing a fresh and complimentary set of skills and experience to Mangold Consultancy.

Jess’ has a brilliant combination of journalism and communications experience.  A trained newspaper journalist who has worked across daily regional and national print titles, she’s also got a mean black book.  Continue reading “Mangold Consultancy just got a new Mangold!”