The Age took a stand against PR interviews at the Australian Open over the weekend. Who was happy to play the game?
Last week, Crikey took you behind the process those consultants usually take when dealing with personal reputation crises. Today, we have a look at some of Australia's biggest controversies, and how spinners managed them.
New Aussie film Surviving Georgia is, sadly, a true blue howler, says Luke Buckmaster. So why does The Guardian give it four stars? Actually, it was a reader on the Guardian's website, not the publication itself...
Here's a note of PR advice from Tim Burrowes: don't send out your company press releases with the "track changes" function still enabled on the Microsoft Word document. Otherwise the whole internet gets to witness your embarrassing marketing lingo.
For those who keep their eye on the entertainment press, the celebrity walk off is not an altogether uncommon occurrence. But could the media be fighting back?
The Productivity Commission is starting what will be the sixth major inquiry into aged-care funding -- a policy area that has become a no-go area because of poor initial communications, writes Noel Turnbull.
While there are many big policy things going wrong for Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott, one of their current elementary mistakes is not "framing" them properly, writes Noel Turnbull.
Despite technological innovations, PR hasn't actually changed much over the past few hundred years, writes Noel Turnbull: it’s all still about changing the way people think and behave.