Category Archive for: Corporate PR

Does A Tree Fall in the Forest?

Gee.  Who’d ‘a’ thought?  The Wall Street Journal reported today that President Donald Trump’s “credibility came under fire” during Congressional hearing yesterday with FBI Director James Comey. Again?   The Toronto Star is counting Trump’s lies — 129 and going strong.  Reporter Daniel Dale figures that on Trump’s most truthful day there were only four lies —…

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A Dark Day for PR

Global TV announced late last night that news anchor Leslie Roberts has been suspended over conflict of interest. In its statement, the station said: “At Global News we take matters of journalistic integrity very seriously.” As a result of being found out, Roberts has apparently resigned from a PR company in which he was secretly…

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PR is not Propaganda

Georgiy Mamedov, Russian Ambassador to Canada  – I have a friend who is a teacher who thinks her profession is the most maligned.  My brother who is in real estate thinks he takes a lot of abuse.  Car salesmen have a bad rap.  And we all tell lawyer jokes.  But for all-out bad PR, PR…

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Guido Barilla, Chairman

Crisis SOS

Talk about putting your foot in it.  How would you like to be the head of Public Relations at Barilla pasta? Last week their Chairman put both feet in it when he declared on public radio that they would never make a commercial featuring a gay or lesbian family.  And then he reinforced his view that…

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Rodin's the Thinker

Politically Correct

The New York Times Sunday Book Review reported on Jonathan Haidt’s “The Righteous Mind” (Pantheon Books) which explores the challenge of persuasion.  Haidt’s goal is to enhance political discourse by encouraging two sides of the debate – liberals and conservatives – to hear one another, but the book holds important insights for all of us engaged…

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