Tag Archive for PR

Situations Vacant

Depending on how you choose to look at it, China is either an ancient civilization or a 30 year-old economy. If you’re in the international PR industry here, the country’s more recent history dominates your workload more than the Han…

Career Opportunities after China.

The journalist’s emailed questions were mostly straightforward. She was writing a report for a European recruitment firm specialising in expatriate assignments that wanted to expand its business in China. “How difficult had it been to find a suitable apartment?” “Had…

The Grim PReaper?

Watching a ‘Twitter spat’ unfold recently, I was reminded of the story of the CFO who complained to the CEO when asked to approve the company’s training budget: “What happens if we train our people and they leave?” The CEO…

MR MODEST & MR VAIN

People seldom trust what they don’t understand. The west doesn’t understand the Chinese; China is unfamiliar with western culture and behaviours. Too often, trust gets lost between the gaps in understanding and hidden underneath layers of ill-informed perception. It is…

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…

IMAGINE THERE’S NO MEEJA …

Not a day passes but someone predicts a future that holds better prospects for the endangered giant panda than traditional newspapers.  Maybe it’s just my imagination but even some comms and PR folk seem to have started viewing the press…

PLANNING TO SAY NO

Oscar Wilde would have struggled had he chosen a career in public relations. Few professions offer the range of daily temptations to do ‘just one more thing’. We can always write another press release, sell-in to another reporter, post another…

BANKING THE OPPORTUNITIES

I can’t imagine any less comfortable a place these days than managing PR for a major UK bank. Checking the press cuttings each morning must be a chore best undertaken only after a hearty breakfast.  If it’s not an IT…