Monthly Archives: July 2011

Time to engage without cynicism

An article in today’s Australia Financial Review reports that the Australian Council of Trade Unions backs concerns being expressed by superannuation funds (Australia’s retirement investment funds) about corporate governance standards.

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Value, authenticity, clarity, certainty: the case for PR

I’ve just watched Australia’s ABC News, and the ABC’s European reporter Phillip Williams closed his latest update on the News International story with the words that, with tens of thousands of hacked names yet to be reviewed to add to … Continue reading

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The future of the media

Earlier today I responded to a blog that asked the question, “How influential are newspapers these days?” (The blog is from the Public Relations Institute of Australia Group on LinkedIn.)

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Good government communication is not spin, it’s good government

Communications is about creating value and helping people find it. In Australia, we have the scenario of a Government with the value (policies) but which is seemingly incapable of communicating it effectively, and an Opposition with the communications skills but … Continue reading

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