Mysogynistic charity event unmasked

The Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair, London

A charity event held at London’s high-end Dorchester Hotel has today been revealed as a seemingly mysogynistic nightmare. It sound like the kind of disgrace you would imagine could no longer exist in an enlightened society. The Financial Times newspaper sent female reporters undercover to find out what would happen at this men-only Presidents Club … Read more

A flood of spin washes away the chairman

Spin, as we all now understand the term in a PR sense, died quite some time ago.

Some ‘practitioners’ still like to play with silly tricks, like saving up their bad news for a busy news day in the hope that no-one will notice. But the approach whereby you twist words and ‘bend’ the truth to avoid giving an honest answer was long since dead and buried, fortunately and for good reason.

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A lesson in crisis comms from Alton Towers

The events at Alton Towers just over a week ago were horrifying, partly because anyone who’s been on a rollercoaster has had the little nag at the back of their mind about what happens if something goes wrong. I suppose that’s part of the appeal. Of course, as is the norm now, there were moving … Read more

How clever are we, really?

Sometimes you could be forgiven for thinking that we are living in a technological utopia. We’re connecting up the world with networks and devices; Google and Facebook want to build high altitude platforms for the internet using balloons or unmanned aircraft and every week there’s a new promise that graphene is going to change everything. … Read more