Carter-Ruck-ed: thoughts on the The Guardian gagging order

Reading Time: 3 minutes I have been pondering the ins-and-outs today of the Trafigura incident. There has been lots of chest thumping as if an online version of the Berlin Wall came down, but a lack of consideration in the wider sense of some of the implications. I have deliberately avoided discussions of why public relations is the true … Read moreCarter-Ruck-ed: thoughts on the The Guardian gagging order

Open house weekend: London Olympic site

Reading Time: 2 minutes Open house weekend in London is primarily a way of opening up architecture and design classics to members of the public. I took advantage of it to see the neighbouring building site for the London 2012 olympics. The current industrial nature of the site reminded me more of open days I attended as a child … Read moreOpen house weekend: London Olympic site

Care & feeding of the press

Reading Time: < 1 minute When I started agency-side in PR, a journalist-penned guide to PR interaction called The care and feeding of the media used to get sent around the agency that I worked at. Given this was relatively early days in the modern internet, you have to forgive that it was written from the perspective of the technology … Read moreCare & feeding of the press

MPs expense scandal rolls on

Reading Time: < 1 minute   MPs expense scandal rolls on, originally uploaded by renaissancechambara. Far from sparing blushes the redacted details on expenses tarred MPs with the corrupt brush, one of the few people to come out of this relatively untarnished was Frank Field who went public with his expenses weeks ago. The redaction process had the same perception … Read moreMPs expense scandal rolls on