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Just say “no”

Jeepers, Radio New Zealand’s ‘Morning Report’ was a tough listen on Monday this week! It was the first week-day after Labour had polled so badly in the New Zealand 2014 General Election and ‘Morning Report’ presenters Guyon Espiner and Susie … Continue reading

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That’s just a PR embargo

   Embargoes! Ever a thorny topic. It’s no longer a tussle between print and broadcast as to who breaks the news first. For some time now the battle has been between online news sites – regardless of who operates them or which form … Continue reading

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From ‘villain’ to victim – Campbell shows the way

Back in the 80s, when press releases were sent by telex and ‘cc’ literally meant ‘carbon copy’ I was a wet-behind-the-ears junior account assistant at Spectrum, at that time a leading southern African PR consultancy headed by industry doyen George Foot. … Continue reading

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Collins and Co need a fresh approach

NZ Police and their Minister Judith Collins have now had a peek of the international press pack in action and they don’t like it. They won’t be able to change it, though. Unless of course they want to go the way of … Continue reading

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Respect starts at home

What is it about public relations that means everyone is an expert? Go into any organisation and I bet you won’t find executives over-riding the lawyers or the accountants. But all bets are off when it comes to the public … Continue reading

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