Tag Archives: Public Relations

Rectified.name: Coverup? Huawei Should Send Its PR Bill to ZTE

I’ve never been much for conspiracy theories. Not that I don’t like a touch of the fantastic in my daily life (I live in China, after all). But when you think about the sheer logistics involved in most of the … Continue reading

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Rectified.name: I’ll Be the Judge of the Air Quality in These Parts

When I was young, lithe* and had elastic knees I studied the Japanese martial art Aikido. Aikido is interesting for a couple of reasons. First, despite what you saw in all those Steven Segal movies, it is very much bound … Continue reading

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Rectified.Name: Good News! The Press is Out to Get You!

A couple of weeks ago I gave a talk about PR in China to a journalism class at Beijing Foreign Studies University. In any student talk the Q&A is always the most fun, and this group was no exception. Among … Continue reading

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Rectified.name: I apologize if anyone felt killed

Apologies are an under-appreciated art. Most apologies crafted in the name of public relations sound intrinsically weaselly, often because the people making them are preoccupied with saving their prior reputation rather than getting past the mistake and rebuilding trust. I … Continue reading

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Did Han Han seriously dis Barack Obama?

There was a minor flutter on the China-Twittersphere a day or two ago after Channel News Asia posted a video of a lengthy interview with Chinese uber-blogger/novelist/race-car driver/heartthrob Han Han. It’s worth watching the whole discussion, embedded below, which winds … Continue reading

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Four lessons from the Burson-Facebook fiasco

I’m ridiculously late to this, as usual, but people keep asking me about the Burson-Facebook thing because of my years at Burson, so I thought I’d post the gist of the response I’ve been giving. If you’re not familiar with … Continue reading

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China and the nature of Facebook

Reports have been percolating for a couple of weeks that Facebook will partner with Chinese search engine Baidu to launch Facebook China, or something similar. Anyone who has followed the history of foreign Internet firms in China knows that this … Continue reading

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A revealing look at the election in Singapore

There was an interesting article in the New York Times this morning on the upcoming elections in my adopted long-term home, Singapore. It’s a revealing look at how the People’s Action Party, the dominant party in Singapore, manages its grooming … Continue reading

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Apocalypse box part one: Thinking unthinkable thoughts

Note: This is part one. Part two is here. Apropos of today’s escalation of the Fukushima reactor disaster to “7″ (Chernobyl) on the international scale, there is something about the word “radiation” that bypasses rationality and whispers right to the … Continue reading

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Sinica: Turmoil in Egypt, Groupon’s China woes, beggar children

The Sinica podcast is back following a long holiday break, and I was back on the show to help kick off the year with a lively discussion. Topics included the impact of developments in Egypt and the rest of the … Continue reading

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