Using Social Media for Personal Branding - New Narrative Podcast

New narrative magazine is creating a new narrative for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) creatives using their online magazine platform and social media. This was a good podcast interview to undertake, Ronke was able to use her PR background to provide practical and pragmatic tips to creative university students / graduates. Podcast host Paula and Ronke spoke about how creatives can use social media as part of their personal branding and what they can do to ensure that their social media trail makes a positive impact on their career trajectory. Social media has disrupted not only the media landscape but also the creative landscape, brands are communicating with their primary and secondary audiences very differently now from a few decades ago.

A Conversation with Let's Chat Comms

Ariatu PR founder, Ronke Lawal was interviewed by Phillipa Chikwedze on her Let’s Chat Comms podcast series, in this episode they spoke about all things PR, Communications, Crisis and social media.

Let’s Chat Comms is a communications focused podcast platform on which Phillipa interviews individuals in public relations, working in a variety of sectors for an insight into their roles and their career journeys. I hope this podcast series makes an impact across the industry and gives listeners an insight into the PR industry in a relevant and relatable way.

"Because London Remembers The World Will Change" – Ishami Foundation commemorates the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi at City Hall


Because London Remembers The World Will Change – Ishami Foundation commemorates the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi at City Hall


On May 20th 2019 The Mayor of London hosted a formal commemoration service attended by schools, Rwandans in London and Londoners connected to Rwanda for the 25th anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Earlier that day students and teachers participating in 25 Schools for Kwibuka 25 attended a workshop to meet survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi and reflect on what we can learn from Rwanda in London today.  The events were held in London’s Living Room – a beautiful venue on the 9th floor of City Hall with panoramic views of the city.

With over 150 people in attendance the atmosphere was warm and connected: people came together from across London to learn from each other and commit to building more tolerant societies.  There were also sad, thoughtful moments as the group remembered the victims of the genocide against the Tutsi and the way in which the international community failed to intervene.  Speakers offered positive reflections about how Rwandans have found a home in London and how Rwandans have rebuilt their country over the last twenty five years. Ishami CEO Eric Murangwa Eugene reminded the audience that we can all make a difference and Rwandan High Commissioner HE Yamina Karitanyi called for recent genocides to be added to the UK’s national curriculum.  “Because London remembers the world will change” said Jo Ingabire Moys, Ishami Foundation Co-Founder.

“The genocide in Rwanda was one of the most horrific periods in modern history. To prevent a repeat of the genocide it’s vital that the world learns from survivors’ stories and remembers its harrowing legacy. “I’m proud that London was able to give a home to many of the survivors and thank the Ishami Foundation for their great work in sharing their stories.” The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

Full event press release:

Kwibuka is a Kinyarwanda word meaning remembrance, that is used to describe the commemoration activities in Rwanda.  This year’s commemorations are referred to as Kwibuka 25