corporate communications

There’s no such thing as ‘quick insight’

The speed with which marketers and communication executives are currently expected to craft compelling campaigns and messages means they are often looking for ‘quick insight’ as a ‘hook’. We see it frequently with our clients and agency partners: conversations that start with “do you have a quick insight on….”. Little wonder that our hearts sink. […]

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Four thoughts on reputation management for 2017.

Post-truth, being honest and transparent is absolutely vital Reputation management is about quality stakeholder engagement Meaningful reputation measurement is about outcomes Being ‘authentic’ hasn’t gone away. 1. Post-truth, being honest and transparent is absolutely vital If there’s one thing we’ve learned from 2016 it’s the power of the untruth when amplified by social media. There […]

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“Consumers are morons”

Mark Ritson recently published an opinion piece where he concludes that in light of the relatively small dip in VW sales following the emissions scandal, perhaps consumers are unconcerned with corporate reputation, that they are perhaps, really morons. This got me thinking, are consumers really morons, unconcerned with corporate reputation? It was ten years ago […]

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reputation

5 reputation management tips for 2016

  Plan for the fact that managing your CEO’s reputation is part of managing your corporate reputation. There are many examples that demonstrate how the behaviour of a CEO can serve as a catalyst for the unraveling of a corporate reputation, which in turn can lead to value destruction, loss of business and more (e.g. […]

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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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