Reputation and the perils of “dressing for export”

One of the greatest rewards of management is to see colleagues you work with go on to do greater things elsewhere…..

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Technology alone is not the key

When I step outside of the most basic of document functionality or image handling, I soon get stuck in a mire of time consuming “help” how-to-dos that are as intuitive as a set of flat-pack assembly instructions.

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Ruthless truth telling 1919 – 2016

When it comes to economic confidence building then boring trumps rhetoric any day…..

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“Brexit”, “astroturfing” and “discourse technologists”

“Brexit?”: The British referendum has many lessons for us in the art of political and other communications….

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Is news consultancy an oxymoron?

  In late May, a couple of titans of the New Zealand media scene, Tim Murphy and Mark Jennings, announced that they were forming a new media consultancy called “Jennings Murphy”. Predictably, there was debate as to whether they were

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Getting it right while telling the story

In this madcap world where we are all encouraged to use fast digital tools the need to get the detail right while retaining the ability to tell an appealing story is stronger than ever.

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Buckingham Palace leads the way on reality tv

It appears that the old tradition of “pool coverage only” to minimise the number of media at Royal events is alive and well but with a brand new twist……

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The perils of Periscope

Call me old fashioned but I believe that conversations with people like hairdressers and taxi drivers take on the status of a code of confidentiality such as those with doctors and priests…..

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Hey, it’s supposedly digital in 2016

Despite all the clever technology at our disposal the world is inhabited by clunky business channels.

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Teal: More than meets the eye

In the wake of my site’s establishment, a friend pointed out that teal is associated with the cutting edge of a new business model.

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