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Coming Out Fighting

Can corporate communicators learn from individuals fighting to protect personal reputation? There was a time, not that long ago, when many high profile individuals lived by the mantra of Never Complain, Never Explain. What this meant in practise was that if a story broke in the media, or if an ex-employee or associate spilled the […]

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Spurious Correlations

It never ceases to amaze me how some researchers/consultants/journalists can find a correlation between two datasets and then jump to a conclusion that one is absolutely related to, or even causing, the other. At best it’s lazy; at worst, it can lead to bad decisions being made. You see this frequently in political reporting where […]

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Reputation Risk

All risk is reputation risk.

…and that has implications for risk, communications, HR and marketing directors. Isn’t it exciting when the business world gets a new topic to rally around? A topic of the moment is Reputation Risk. This one has actually been floating around for a few years now but has gained momentum recently as a number of high […]

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Give your brand the psychopath test

Following is a fantastic blog first featured on the WARC website and written by Faris Yakob. It reminds us of the great work of Stephen King who gave us the game changing insight that we humans append personality traits to everything, including brands. Can you describe your brand personality? Give your brand The Psychopath Test […]

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