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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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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A business genius who connected with people

I have a sticker in my study that says “Steve Jobs for President”. I can’t remember who gave it to me, or when. But, the fact that someone produced and widely distributed it, does underline the extraordinary way that Steve Jobs connected with ‘the people’.
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Apple shows how diversification can work

It seems so obvious with hindsight, but as the new millennium dawned, few of us would have seen the logic of a computer manufacturer producing a mobile device for playing music. That, in those days, was the domain of Sony with their Walkman.
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