My media day with Donald Trump

While he is still a major contender for the U.S. Presidency, just for fun I would like to recall my time with past client Donald Trump during 2001 when he was in Canada to announce […]

Posted October 27, 2015

Communicating with social media to make corruption obsolete

“Communicating with social media to make corruption obsolete: applying the technology of transparent times to inspire informed citizens” is the theme of this presentation which I delivered at Hong Kong today to the 2015 […]

Posted May 12, 2015

Learning to master constant change with EQ

I wrote some very brief comments for The Business Times of Singapore concerning the skills professional communicators will need in the future to become the best they can be. The 150-word piece is as follows: […]

Posted May 11, 2015

Interview about YouTube’s 10th anniversary on Channel NewsAsia

On April 23rd, I was honoured to be on Channel NewsAsia TV talking about the social media significance of YouTube’s 10th anniversary. I was interviewed live at the anchor desk by the splendid […]

Posted April 29, 2015

‘On the record’ for free speech

Lately I’ve noticed how few are the full-throated defenders of democratic rights and a free press. Sometimes it seems that GDP has become the be-all and end-all measuring stick of a country’s development […]

Posted April 17, 2015

CCTV News interview on Chinese companies going global

There are now 95 Chinese companies on the FORTUNE 500 list, but only a handful of these are internationally renowned brands. In a social media age, it is critically important that this […]

Posted April 1, 2015

Comments on Japan Inc.’s global PR strategy

Recently with the appointment of some foreigners to high-profile global communications chief roles at Japanese multinationals (which is not an everyday occurrence), Arun Sudhaman of The Holmes Report asked me to supply comments for […]

Posted March 6, 2015

Anatomy of a PR crisis

Jason Wincuinas, Managing Editor of Campaign Asia, wrote a telling take on Lenovo’s crisis communications concerning a recent issue which I believe they successfully handled. His article can be accessed here and my comments […]

Posted March 4, 2015

‘Proactive reactivity’ in public relations

Last year I was interviewed by Madeleine Fitzpatrick for an article which appeared in Campaign Asia magazine in February 2014. The full email exchange between us appears below. However, owing to their […]

Posted March 1, 2015

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