January 18, 2013 2 Comments
What were the 10 worst public relations disasters of 2012? Well, it depends on what you classify as PR -- and how the company/person/show is faring publicly once the scandal has died down.
January 10, 2013 7 Comments
Albert O. Hirschman's The Rhetoric of Reaction is important because it explains how conservatives oppose change and what sort of narratives they use to do so.
December 17, 2012
What do political advisers do when their team loses and can no longer work for the government? Usually they head off to a lobby group or law firm to bide their time.
December 6, 2012 3 Comments
While George Pell generates plenty of controversy, so far he has yet to meet the levels of Archibishop Daniel Mannix -- the subject of a new biography. There are some interesting parallels with the current crop of Catholics, writes Noel Turnbull.
November 26, 2012 5 Comments
It seems many anecdotes are just recycled versions of stories about pollies from other generations rather than authentic memories. Do all pollies just plagiarise from their predecessors? And is that OK?
November 16, 2012 2 Comments
How do we judge the political pundits and economic forecasters that roll up to give us their predictions, only to be proven completely and utterly wrong? A Nobel prize winning scientist is calling them to account.
November 8, 2012 7 Comments
The media’s inability to grasp the hard numbers and complex reports is good news for PR companies. Just not for society's greater understanding of issues.
November 2, 2012 1 Comment
Despite the well-funded groups in the United States that push climate sceptic propaganda, more Americans than ever believe in climate change and its links to extreme weather.
October 12, 2012
The lengths that politicians and business leaders will go to convey leadership and responsibility can mean some very irritating language choices, writes Noel Turnbull.
October 1, 2012 5 Comments
Alan Jones probably didn't seek PR crisis management advice before delivering his apology to Julia Gillard yesterday. They would have told him he handled it very badly.