The UK Prime Minister’s special advisor, Dominic Cummings, allowed himself to be manoeuvred into a position that no special advisor wants to be in: that of needing to explain themselves to the media, on the record. Consequently the world got to see Cummings, the PM's man behind the curtain, squirm in his chair in the garden of Number 10 Downing Street, as he doggedly stuck to his story about why he broke the COVID-19 lockdown.
Q: What’s worse than making an announcement on a new “global strategic alliance”? A: Running a joint analyst briefing - where two companies get together to share their enthusiasm with hard-bitten industry analysts.
Your angry tweets have become meaningless. There's an increasing tendency to immediately roast brands on social media, no matter how trivial your issue. Just stop it now.
Love them or loathe them, these five themes will dominate the news in 2017. Since they're guaranteed to get media pick-up, every PR person will be trying to find their own unique angle.
Famously described as "Davos for geeks", tech conference WebSummit moved to Lisbon in 2016 - and attracted a huge crowd: More than 50,000 people from 150 countries. Destrier was part of the success, with Managing Partner Simon Jones taking to the stage on the AutoTech track to moderate a discussion on next-generation wearable technology with two industry pioneers: Corinne Vigreux, co-founder of TomTom and Mike Lee, co-founder of MyFitnessPal, now [...]
"It's the way I tell 'em," legendary Irish comedian Frank Carson once said. It's good advice that some of the presenters on the Innovate Launchpad at the Smart IoT show in London this week should heed.
Crisis communication: The fire combustion triangle. The day your internal issue breaks into the wild as a full blown crisis is certainly not the right time to try and formulate your “issues management strategy”.