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Stephen Waddington

Partner & Chief Engagement Officer at Ketchum

London, United Kingdom

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Stephen is a public relations thinker and doer. His job is to enable clients and colleagues to do the best job possible engaging with the public. He's a Partner and Chief Engagement Officer at Ketchum, responsible for driving the integration of digital and social capabilities in client engagements across the agency's international network. He is Visiting Professor in Practice at the Newcastle University supporting the university and students through teaching and mentoring, and chairman of the Future Proof policy unit. Stephen understands how the media landscape works online and offline and champions best practice as a writer, conference speaker and award winning-blogger. 

He is co-author of #BrandVandals (Bloomsbury, November 2013) and Brand Anarchy (Bloomsbury, February 2012), and editor and contributor to Share This (Wiley, July 2012) and Share This Too (Wiley, September 2013); and editor of Chartered Public Relations: Lessons from Expert Practitioners (Kogan Page, February 2015). Stephen was President of the CIPR in 2014 during which time he helped return the organisation to its roots of professionalism as set out in its Royal Charter. He originally trained as a journalist before following a career in public relations. He has co-founded and run two award-winning public relations agencies; Rainier PR in 1998, and Speed in 2009. Stephen is a Chartered PR Practitioner, a Fellow (Hon) of the CIPR, and member of the City of London Public Relations Guild, PRCA, and PRSA.

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Tackling gender parity an event at a time

Men only panels continue to be a feature of marketing, media, public relations and technology conferences and events.

Gender parity should...

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Meeker in 10 points.

The important stuff for marketing, media and PR. I've read it so you don't have to.You're welcome.#1 Three billion people online#2 Online...

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Mental health in public relations

Mental illness is endemic in the workplace.

This is a column that I wrote for The Drum following an industry discussion hosted by The CIPR.

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