Monthly Archives: September 2012

MANIFESTO FOR CHANGE

As the party conference season gets underway, party political-thinking turns to the prospect of retaining or winning power at the next general election. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg kicked off in Brighton this week with an impersonation of someone with…

SPONTANEOUS INDUCTION

The new PR account, the largest signed since her fledgling agency was set up, was supposed to transform the business and bring it mainstream.  It would require new staff and, if the plans ran to plan, a lease on a…

SHAMING THE SHAMELESS

“Lack of transparency” is generally seen as a bad thing, but transparency has its downsides too.  Serial non-executive and life peer Baroness Kingsmill sees transparency as a key contributor to the rapid rise in remuneration of executive directors in public…

THE ONLY WAY IS ETHICS

According to the 2012 European Communications Monitor, 60 per cent of communications professionals have faced an ethical challenge at work during the last 12 months, the majority of them ‘several times’.  It’s a growing problem. Either the communications department has…

WHEN COMPENSATION IS INADEQUATE

Even at his best, Charles Dickens might have struggled to come up with a plot that features a bank offering to give away £10 million of cash, only to find that those entitled to a share of the spoils are…