By appointment to Camphill School Aberdeen

I'm delighted to report that Ken McEwen Public Relations has been appointed to handle PR work for Camphill School Aberdeen.

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Don’t bury your head in the sand

Some years ago I spluttered over my cornflakes when I read a client’s name unexpectedly splashed across the morning headlines. The story suggested the business was on the brink of collapse, with the potential loss of a substantial number of jobs.

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Yes or no? Scotland's future.

The ‘Edinburgh agreement’ has cleared the way for the referendum on Scotland’s independence in 2014. It will be the most momentous political choice any of us are likely to have to make. Just one question: yes’ for independence, ‘no’ for retaining the union.

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Aberdeen needs a plan to recover

I have made no secret of my support for the Aberdeen City Garden Project. I saw it as transformational for the city. Something that our forward-thinking forebears (who boldly built the viaduct that is Union Street to create the modern city we know) would have been proud of.

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Pace yourself to sustain your PR

Part of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ definition states that public relations is “the planned and sustained effort to establish and maintain goodwill and mutual understanding between an organisation and its publics”.

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Aberdeen City Garden the story so far

The idea to create a new civic space in the heart of Aberdeen over the Denburn Valley is not new. But the latest Aberdeen City Garden proposal was approved by a majority of 52% in a March 2012 referendum. But the new council administration aims to vote the plans down. Read More...
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Twitter: can't see the wood for the trees?

There are three objections I regularly receive whenever I suggest using Twitter. Before I can get to explaining how I find it valuable for communication, or for just keeping more informed about what’s going on in the news, my locality, or in particular industry sectors, someone will come up with one of these three objections.

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Time for straight talking

One of my favourite all-time quotes is the infamous statement made by Donald Rumsfeld, then US Defense Secretary, at a press briefing in 2002.

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The importance of a vibrant city

I have an old photograph of Aberdeen in the 19th Century, soon after the Granite City gained that title, following the completion of the huge granite viaduct that carries the grandeur of Union Street across the Denburn Valley.

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Dismayed by attempt to derail democracy

Along with a substantial proportion of the local population I am dismayed at the threat to vote out the City Garden proposal for Aberdeen city centre, despite the result of a democratic referendum. Read More...
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A (good) picture is worth a thousand words

Digital cameras and phone cameras are great, aren’t they? As a keen amateur photographer, I love the way I can snap away without worrying about wasting film and I can see the results without waiting for processing.

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City centre investment depends on garden vote

I only discovered last week that the City Garden referendum in Aberdeen has much wider implications than simply the decision between retaining the existing Union Terrace Gardens or creating a new City Garden spanning the Denburn Valley.

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Diverting energy from the Energy Capital?

It wasn’t the creation of Enterprise Areas that surprised me. It was the fact that an Enterprise Area for Low Carbon and Renewables technologies appeared to very deliberately exclude the established global centre for energy technology – Aberdeen.

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