September 26, 2012
What is it about Louise Adler that gets people talking? The chatter about the Melbourne publisher goes to what is unique about Melbourne and modern management.
September 24, 2012 2 Comments
Politics is often characterised as theatre and probably never more so in areas -- such as security -- where symbolism is often more important than logic and probability.
July 27, 2012 6 Comments
The US military, for instance, is the largest employer of PR people in the world and in Melbourne the number of PR people outweighs the number of journalists.
July 19, 2012 7 Comments
The media -- particularly magazines -- are heavily dependent on monarchical stories, regularly reporting on them through the frame of pageantry, soap opera, scandal and fantasy.
July 16, 2012 1 Comment
Evolutionary psychology often seems like a "just so" story and it has the unfortunate quality of not being, unless we discover time travel, falsifiable. But it does have some very useful insights into how we think and act today.
July 6, 2012 1 Comment
The Disney Channel has managed to pull off a very successful PR coup.
July 2, 2012 3 Comments
The latest census figures ought to cause some red faces among advertising agencies, PR people and politicians.
June 13, 2012 1 Comment
A new report has shown some light on the state of the Australian PR consultancy industry and suggests that the once-dominant players are no longer quite so dominant.
June 7, 2012 1 Comment
In the 1970s, legendary journalist and editor Richard L’Estrange (commonly known as Dick the Odd) described the then Victorian parliamentary press gallery as "a club".
June 5, 2012 3 Comments
If you have a dismissive attitude to public relations, you will be delighted to discover that research has uncovered something very interesting about young PR students.