Monthly Archives: March 2013

Plays in Australian politics: PM’s Crazy Ivan works

Prime Minister Julia Gillard in the end had no contender to face in the ballot. Her Crazy Ivan Play, which the Playmaker Standard Table of Influence (the structured table and map of Plays and counter-Plays that can be run to … Continue reading

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Plays in Australian politics: Labor calls leadership ballot

”For the information of the House I have determined that there will be a ballot for the leadership and deputy leadership of the Labor party at 4.30pm (Melbourne/Sydney time). In the meantime, take your best shot.” (http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/pm-heeds-call-for-leadership-spill-20130321-2ghh9.html#ixzz2O97nxYGq.) And with those … Continue reading

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Plays in Australian Politics: form a queue

And so, with the final week of Parliament before the pre-budget recess, the Labor side of politics is in, to quote a number of media outlets, “feverish”. Those promoting Simon Crean as a possible leadership candidate are running a Trial … Continue reading

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Connecting public relations with revenue

Never forget to understand the business objective when considering or proposing a public relations plan. What consequences or results do you want from deploying communications for the business (rather than the campaign, product or department)? It’s instinctive that good communications … Continue reading

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Plays in Australian Politics: show us the money

The latest blog by my associate Alan Kelly (http://www.playmakersystems.com/playsforthepresidency/duck-season-wabbit-season-daffys-doom-and-games-of-the-great-sequester/), founder and CEO of Playmaker Systems, neatly analyses the recent Plays relating to the latest US financial crisis, which surrounds US federal budget cuts. (It’s somewhat sobering to watch and analyse … Continue reading

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Authenticity

Authenticity in public relations is the fact of authenticity, not the appearance of authenticity. Admitting guilt in front of cameras is not an “effective public relations tactic to minimize damage to reputation”. It’s an admission that the original event or … Continue reading

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