Posts Tagged:Wall Street Journal

Joe Parkinson/The Wall Street Journal

Innovative Communication

Two stories in the Wall Street Journal are delightfully juxtaposed. The first concerns a remote hilltop village near the Black Sea in Turkey where “tweeting is a very big deal…” but not the kind of tweeting that has become so ubiquitous to online junkies. Seems about 500 years ago the folks in Kuskoy developed a unique way of communicating…

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Crisis Management in a Twitter World

Last week the Conference Board of Canada asked me to talk to the Council of Public Affairs Executive about emerging industry trends in crisis management.  We all recognize that we are living in a shifting landscape with a 24-hour news cycle.  But how do we address the challenges of a crisis in a world where…

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Great Creative Ideas

Like many fans of his very thoughtful reporting, I was deeply saddened by the fall from grace of Fareed Zakaria last week.  The much admired CNN reporter admitted to an act of plagiarism, lifting from a piece by the equally gifted NY Times pundit, Jill Lepore.  In my last year of college I was also accused…

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Canadian PR – the RIM and Yang

The morning papers brought yet another round of reasons why the practice of PR in Canada can be so completely frustrating.  You are going to have to stay with me here — follow the bouncing ball:  I am actually one of those people that enjoys the National Post — don’t get me wrong.  I don’t…

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