Social media is a powerful weapon in the war against corruption

In today’s The Business Times (southeast Asia’s leading commercial daily), I was quoted about how social media is a powerful weapon in the fight against corruption: “The more ‘social’ business becomes, the less […]

Posted January 26, 2015

Interview on climate change communication and the ‘PR disaster’ of global warming

Recently I was interviewed by Karolina Marolt of the Slovenian Marketing Magazine on the topic of ‘Climate change communications and the PR disaster of global warming’ which is also the theme of my speech to the 6th […]

Posted January 20, 2015

Featured by Twitter in their ‘Tweets from the Top’

I was delighted to be featured by Twitter in their recent ‘Tweets from the Top’ book series. This signature Tweet of mine was put into their ebook, which can be accessed here. Twitter also […]

Posted January 16, 2015

Some candid views on trends in communications consulting

Recently PublicAffairsAsia interviewed me for a Q&A-format article, which I am also sharing here and below… What are the benefits to using a large network over a smaller more boutique style consultancy? In […]

Posted January 14, 2015

My take on Uber’s spectacular PR gaffes

PRWeek sought my views on all the PR mistakes which Uber has been making of late; the article can be found at this link and my quotes are as follows: “Uber has been rocked […]

Posted December 17, 2014

The top global trends in public relations today

I was in Seoul recently, addressing Kia Motors Corporation’s global public relations conference on the top trends in the world of PR. In my role as Kia’s first international communications counsel starting in 2002, […]

Posted December 3, 2014

Live radio interview on viral online emotions

I was interviewed live on the air in the studio at 938LIVE – Singapore’s news and information radio station – for an hour-long call-in program concerning the topic of online vigilantism – […]

Posted November 19, 2014

Worldwide communication for Asian MNCs: PR’s next big thing?

I was honoured to be the lead-off speaker at this year’s ICCO Global Summit in New Delhi on the topic of “Worldwide communication for Asian multinationals: PR’s next big thing?” Almost 200 companies […]

Posted October 9, 2014

The PR industry needs to grow in many ways

On September 13th, I addressed the Public Relations and Corporate Communications India Summit at Agra. I was asked to speak about opportunities for growth in the public relations industry. Typically I deliver […]

Posted September 15, 2014

Improving climate change communication

It has been a few months now since I posted a piece on ‘the climate change PR disaster.’ That modest missive was aimed at the global public relations industry, which has the […]

Posted April 21, 2014

Communicating crowdsourcing

I learned a lot of new ideas at the Crowdsourcing Week global conference in Singapore (I served on their advisory board for this year’s event). On April 9th, I spoke at the event […]

Posted April 9, 2014

Overseas communications for Chinese multinationals

I was honoured to speak in Beijing to the China Going Global Think Tank summit on the topic of “Overseas corporate communications for Chinese companies: promoting image > protecting reputation.” Over 12 years in […]

Posted March 20, 2014

BBC World News live TV interview

I enjoyed being interviewed at the anchor desk by Newsday co-host Babita Sharma on that controversial ANA television advertisement. While the ad only aired in Japan, courtesy of social media it went ‘viral’ overseas. This is […]

Posted January 22, 2014

Visualizing the rise and fall of marketing monikers

Lately I’ve had great fun playing with the Ngram Viewer, which visualizes the presence of keywords and phrases used in the countless books which Google has scanned in recent times. Given all […]

Posted December 10, 2013

The climate change PR disaster

As a public relations professional for almost a quarter century (split about evenly between North America and Asia Pacific), for years I have been trying to make sense of global warming from […]

Posted October 22, 2013

Humanitarianism in the network age

I was honoured to speak recently in Bangkok [pictures here] at the Asia-Pacific unveiling of ‘Humanitarianism in the Network Age’ (HINA), a groundbreaking new United Nations social media study. HINA examines the […]

Posted June 14, 2013

The marketing might of modern public relations

On March 23rd I was honoured to address the Bangladesh Brand Forum seminar in Dhaka. In my presentation, I argued that: social media is revolutionizing the way the world communicates and it […]

Posted March 26, 2013

Guest lecture at SMU on Asia social media

At the invitation of my friend Dr. Michael Netzley, I recently delivered this presentation at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business in Singapore Management University on the topic of “Digital and […]

Posted February 14, 2013

An end to ‘time zone chauvinism’

If there’s one topic that seems to stimulate the passions of Asia-based executives working for Western multinationals, it is the ‘curse’ of late night conference calls inflicted upon them by usually a […]

Posted January 10, 2013

The PR industry remains strong

[The following draft is a rough translation into English from the article above which appeared in Bisnis Indonesia] The public relations industry is a relatively new line of business which is seeing […]

Posted October 8, 2012

A decade doing PR in Asia

It was exactly ten years ago today that I arrived in Asia at Seoul to start writing a brand new chapter in my communications career (after 12 years working in the North […]

Posted July 7, 2012

The Asia-Pacific PR awards

I was happy to see B-M back on the industry radar screen at this year’s Asia-Pacific PR awards. B-M China won “Product Brand Development Campaign of the Year” for its work on […]

Posted May 7, 2012