Thought Leadership Essays

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Is PR another dangerous Anglo-Saxon phenomenon?

n an edited extract from his new book, Trevor Morris examines why PR has flourished in Anglo-Saxon cultures and assesses growth prospects for the rest of the world.

Corporate reputation, the family way

Research among family businesses in Italy has found that many are still not weaving corporate reputation management into their business strategy. By Andrea Cornelli.

Making room for the best dressed brands

David Liu analyses five communications trends he expects to see crossing from the fashion world into mainstream marketing in China this year.

Delivering business results through social media

The emergence of social media has had a massive impact on PR but many businesses are still seeking clear evidence of its impact on their results, writes Emma Kelly. The social media revolution has had a huge influence on the PR business in Ireland and inte

No seat in the C-suite anytime soon

Ingmar de Gooijer finds it strange that the increasing importance of external stakeholder perceptions and expectations are rarely reflected by an official seat on the board for the Chief Communications Officer.

Two worlds...one message

IPRA President 2012 Johanna McDowell says that the organization’s growth and rising incidence of practitioners from emerging economies in its membership must be regarded in an entirely positive light.

Why hyperlocal is the new global

Simplistic globalisation belongs in the 1990’s. The challenge for corporations today, observes Marian Salzman, is to combine scale with a connection to local communities.

At the forefront of technology...but unable to communicate

Michelle Robertson and Janet de Kretser present a case study on a major media relations campaign underpinning South Africa's bid to host the world's largest radio telescope.

Simple translation is a denial of cultural self expression

Richard Linning believes that the time has come for new PR expressions in the vernacular.
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