The importance of ethics in public relations

My first-ever PR textbook, the ‘Manual of Public Relations’, wasted no time in getting to the subject of ethics in public relations. It was section 1.5.

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'Yes' or 'No", which was the better campaign?

Taking my ballot paper into the voting booth on September 18, I almost felt cheated. There it was. Just one short question and a box for ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

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Will development make Marischal College more enclosed?

When Muse Developments and Aviva Investors lodged their detailed plans for Aberdeen’s Marischal Square in May this year it seemed like the developers had won, despite widespread reservations from the public.

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Know your way round the new media landscape

One early recollection of the revolution was receiving our first internet photograph for a news story. It could hardly have been a more dramatic demonstration of the internet ‘shrinking the world’ as it was a picture of a client’s timber-frame construction project in the remote Falkland Islands.

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Marischal Square: shouldn't we aim a bit higher?

It’s probably inevitable that the unveiling of the design for the proposed Marischal Square in the centre of Aberdeen has provoked a barrage of negative comments in the press.

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Positive vision needed in independence referendum

We are now less than six months from arguably the biggest and most momentous decision the people of Scotland have ever had to make. Should Scotland be an independent country – yes, or no?

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Not all bad news

A recurring theme across my years in public relations has been the complaint that ‘the media never want to write anything good about us’. This is usually followed up by mutterings that all they are interested in is negative news.

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