Monthly Archives: May 2012

Assange vs Sweden – a case study for litigation support PR?

Later today (May 30, 2012) the UK Supreme Court will judge on Julian Assange’s appeal against extradition to Sweden on serious sexual assault charges against two different women. (NB this was written yesterday evening and published this morning privately prior … Continue reading

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Proving that you live the standards is the challenge for the coming decade

This is number 7 of a series of observations following a study of  ethical, moral and codified guidance provided by a variety of respected Public Relations Associations from the United States, Europe and the Middle East. If one accepts the … Continue reading

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My presentation at Zayed University’s GlobCom conference

This week I represented MEPRA at the Zayed University’s GlobCom conference and presented to a group of international students, this is my presentation and the video from the event. Let me know your thoughts! View the presentation at SlideShare: http://slidesha.re/KB2YDI

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Ethical Questions in Practice (CIPR TV)

This is another excellent interview on PR ethics and well worth watching. Key points Greenwashing, astroturfing, publicity stunts by public officials to make them look ‘normal’ and using +size models on magazines to hide the fact the fashion industry hasn’t … Continue reading

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The future of lobbying (CIPR TV)

Excellent discussions on the required enhancements to lobbying required to enhance public trust in government. Must-watch for anyone. Summary of points More transparency on lobbying/decision-making process will restore trust Governments need to listen to outside voices Most lobbying happens behind … Continue reading

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Doomsday is approaching for industry self-regulation

This is number 5 of an 8 part series of observations following a study of  ethical, moral and codified guidance provided by a variety of respected Public Relations Associations from the United States, Europe and the Middle East. On May … Continue reading

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For HR Depts Social Media is a Matter of Compete or Die…

Building a business case for social media is challenging – it’s clearly important, it has a lot of influence, but from a corporate stand-point the negative potential and fears of the unknown may be too powerful if approached from a … Continue reading

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Code definition suffers from the poverty of associations

This is number 4 of a series of observations following a study of  ethical, moral and codified guidance provided by a variety of respected Public Relations Associations from the United States, Europe and the Middle East. It might further be … Continue reading

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How to become a millionaire from your personal social media time

As an eleven/twelve year PR person who has worked in agencies for much of my career, I fully understand the value of time – at least billable hours. That is the reason I and perhaps many others haven’t entered the … Continue reading

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GRI Media Sector Supplement Information Pack Launched

This is the official information from the Global Reporting Initiative and the last I am going to write about it for a while. You may find the following links useful in understanding and implementing the supplement: –          The Media Sector Supplement (PDF), you … Continue reading

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