Monthly Archives: January 2005

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Managing a Professional Services Firm

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In the wake of the recent scandals that have engulfed the PR industry (willfully over billing a government entity, pay for play for a government agency), it is important to review how we manage our firms. These issues are obviously not limited to public relations. Note the disappearance of Arthur Andersen, one of the Big […]

The License to Operate

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It has now been a week since USA Today revealed that a prominent journalist had been paid by a major PR firm to produce public service spots for placement on his TV and radio shows. This same journalist also received a fee for placing spokespeople from the Department of Education on his program and for […]

Pay to Play PR is Not On

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Today’s story in USA Today on payments to a journalist by a major PR firm was profoundly depressing. The article states that prominent TV commentator Armstrong Williams received $240,000 from Ketchum PR to “regularly comment on the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) campaign during the course of his broadcasts” and to interview Education Secretary Rod […]

The Central Role of PR in Tsunami Relief

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I am wondering how many of you had an ambivalent feeling as you began your New Year’s Eve revels. I just could not put out of my mind the images of the devastation wreaked on the largely impoverished communities in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, India and the Maldives. The mother kissing the feet of […]

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