This is the personal blog and ramblings of Chris Norton, proud northerner, (not the musician) father of two and the founder of the CIPR’s Outstanding Small Consultancy of the Year Prohibition. This blog is listed in the Top 10 PR Blogs in the UK and is just the personal opinions of Chris and has no association with his agency.
On here since 2007 Chris likes to discuss everything in his life from his specialisms in crisis management, online PR, social media strategy through to his travels and hobbies of kick-boxing, football, DJ-ing dance music and his huge love of all things technology.
Chris Norton, is an award-winning public relations practitioner based in the North of the UK, with more than seventeen years’ experience in the PR industry having worked both in-house and in a number of the country’s largest international consultancies. He is regularly listed in the UK’s top PR bloggers and his articles on social media and online PR have appeared in a variety of marketing titles such as PR Week, IT week, Marketing, The Marketer and Revolution Magazine. This blog is also currently listed in the top 30 marketing blogs in the world by Brand Republic.
Chris regularly speaks at social media conferences across the globe on digital marketing, social media strategy, online PR and digital crisis management. He is also a part-time lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University and has just co-authored the CIPR’s official social media handbook entitled Share This Too. He also sits on the CIPR Committee as its social media coordinator.
In his day job he directs strategic social media and online PR campaigns for consumer brands such as: Interflora, Goldsmiths, Audio Technica, Keepmoat Homes, George Foreman, Russell Hobbs and Hallmark Cards. He has also won numerous awards for social media campaigns for Sony Ericsson, Phillips, First Direct and the NHS.
Chris has worked at one of country’s largest international consultancies where he was responsible for planning, directing and delivering a variety of public relations programmes for clients including the Institute of Directors, Land Rover, The Learning & Skills Council, Lloyds TSB autolease, Camelot, Bradford Council, Leeds Chamber of Commerce, Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Home Office, Mitchell’s & Butlers and several projects for BT. He was also seconded to work in Learndirect Business’ marketing team to help set-up an in house role.
CIPR Award Winner
In November 2015, Chris’ team won the CIPR’s award for Outstanding Small Consultancy of the Year and Best Integrated Campaign and in previous years his team has won Best Use of Social Media and Best Use of Digital on numerous occasions.
In 2016, Prohibition won Best Agency in the North, Best Consumer Relations Campaign and was shortlisted for Best Integrated Campaign at the CIPR Excellence Awards.