Tag Archives: commercial speech

“Enjoy your lunch”: Pope Francis shows CEOs how it’s done

It seems the Vatican has a media rock star on its hands. Pope Francis is, from the earliest moments of his Papacy, displaying communication skills the Catholic Church has long been in dire need of. His early teachings extend way … Continue reading

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Sky letter misses the point

Seriously, who writes this stuff? Earlier this month I received a letter from broadcaster Sky, telling me all about how it has added more channels, “worked hard” to secure the best programming, upgraded a sports channel to High Def and … Continue reading

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“Why do they hate us?”

Enjoyed an interesting blog-based discussion with an industry colleague this week – he fears the current recession may be accelerating consumer intolerance, causing a rise in business-bashing and an undue media focus on relatively trivial stories. He points to coverage … Continue reading

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Porkies and Profits

When will business learn that nice companies don’t tell porkies? When those porkies start impacting profits, perhaps? A consumer activist claims that Nike’s press releases and literature dealing with working conditions at its factories in Vietnam, China and Indonesia are misleading. … Continue reading

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