NUJ Press & PR


NUJ PR & Communications branch
c/o NUJ HQ 72 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NB.
0207843 3700.

PR & Communications Branch Organiser: Fiona Swarbrick 0207 843 3729
to be confirmed.
Chair: John Millington

Vice Chair: Debbie Cavaldoro

Branch Secretary: Natasha Wright

Branch Treasurer: Carmel McHenry

Auditors: Charles Harkness & Barry White

Newsletter Editor: Vacant

Branch Web Managers: Mick Holder & Barry White

Branch Equality Officer: Shumon Ali-Rahman

Welfare Officer Natasha Wright

DM Convenor Anita Halpin

Sector NEC member: Sian Jones

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Branch meetings

Venue NUJ HQ Headland House, 72 Acton Street, London, WC1 9 NB. The building is fully accessible. The nearest tube/station is King's Cross/St Pancras International.

Meetings 2019: Wednesdays 6.30pm. Next meeting Wednesday 13 February NUJ HQ, Headland House, 72 Acton Street, Kings Cross, London WC1. The brief formal business meeting will be followed by a talk by Natasha Wright, as managing director of full service consultancy Wyldfire PR and Marketing, which will cover setting up an agency, working with clients and going from being an employee to being your own boss, followed by a Q&A.

Hundreds Of Influencers Warned By Asa

by Omar Oakes, PR Week

'Between 200 and 300' social media influencers have been contacted by the UK ad watchdog.

The Advertising Standards Authority has revealed that it has issued hundreds of warnings against social media influencers for breaking paid partnership rules in the past year.

"Between 200 and 300" social media influencers have been warned by the advertising watchdog, according to Sky News.

The ASA told Campaign that this number was an estimate based on work it has undertaken in the past 12 months to make influencers aware of UK rules around social media advertising.

The watchdog added that it is difficult to provide an exact figure of how many influencers have been contacted formally or informally, because influencers are not a distinct category on its database.

Influencers and celebrities are supposed to distinguish paid-for messages by writing #ad under a post or using "paid partnership" tools on online platforms such as Instagram.

A poll of 2,000 people in the UK last year found that nearly three-quarters think the ASA should do more to enforce paid-for disclosures, while 56% said brands and influencers should be punished for not disclosing commercial relationships.

A month later, the ASA began a project to examine if people browsing online are able to recognise online ads as advertising, including by how they are labelled.

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