Our regular blogs provide insights and commentary on public relations and communications, and issues facing the financial services industry.

September 17, 2020

Should news organisations be fighting fake news?

A recent survey in America provides a strong argument that news organisations need to build trust, if for no other reason than to combat the fake […]
August 24, 2020

Beginners’ guide to media relations

Anyone looking for a basic guide on contacting journalists should look at the results of research commissioned by the market research arm of London based firm […]
July 8, 2020

The surprising upside of lockdown

When the strict rules of lockdown were announced in NSW at the end of March, like most business owners we feared the worst. However, while we […]
June 16, 2020

How to damage reputation with one thoughtless post

My business partner Leeanne Bland has written before about the increase in inappropriate comments and self-serving posts on LinkedIn. We both believe that some LinkedIn members […]
June 2, 2020

Media closures more than sad – they damage our way of life

Last week’s announcement that News Corporation is to close over 100 suburban and rural print editions with 14 titles disappearing completely, is more than sad.  Not only […]
May 1, 2020

Post or boast?

You can call me old-fashioned but I can’t subscribe to the trend that says “who needs third party endorsement when I can tell everyone how wonderful […]
April 23, 2020

Oh to see ourselves as others see us

(With apologies to Robbie Burns) All consultants must, from time to time, give thought to how others see them. After all, their success depends on their […]
April 7, 2020

Working from home can have benefits for many

Many office workers have been settling into working from home, but from what I hear when talking to my network, it has been a difficult adjustment […]
March 19, 2020

Four misconceptions in media relations

Executives often misunderstand relationships with journalists, which can lead to embarrassing and damaging mistakes. Four common misconceptions in media relations include: “I know such-and-such a journalist […]
February 27, 2020

2020: a professional odyssey

Debate about financial planners and the need for them to embrace professional standards has continued in 2020 as intensely as ever this year.   In his presentation […]

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