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How Plan created the period emoji

BEHIND THE CAMPAIGN   In October 2019, a new period emoji made its way onto mobile phones all over the world. Designed by the team at Plan International UK, the emoji hopes to open up the conversation around menstruation and period poverty. We asked Laura MacLeman, Press and Media Manager at Plan International UK to […]

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Global Britain after Brexit

GUEST BLOG   It’s time for the media to stop focusing on Brexit and look more closely at the UK’s global role. The general election is a great opportunity for the international development community to highlight UK soft power as the sector makes the case for retaining 0.7% and the importance of a separate Department […]

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International content for children prioritised in the YACF’s first round of funding

The £57m Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF) has announced its first slate of production and development awards, and we are pleased to see a clear focus on content that informs children about the wider world. For this first installment, the YACF will be co-funding a mix of nine series and specials, across six broadcasters (Channel […]

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How Oxfam made sustainable fashion mainstream news

BEHIND THE CAMPAIGN   Oxfam’s Second Hand September was one of its most successful campaigns, tapping into a public appetite, particularly amongst shoppers, to reduce their carbon footprint. What made the campaign so successful? We asked Cordelia Kretzschmar, Head of Public Relations and Emma Fabian, Senior PR Press Officer at Oxfam GB to give us […]

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IBT Members’ Survey 2019

Thanks to all those who completed our members’ survey. IBT is a membership-based organization so it’s important that we hear from our members on a regular basis. The survey identified the briefings with media as the most valuable aspect of our work but members also recognized the value of our advocacy such as our recent […]

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