A corporate communications guy, former journalist, podcast host and tech nerd with 17 years (and counting) in Asia.
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I’m Cam MacMurchy
I am a former radio and television journalist now working as a PR director at a multinational Internet and technology company listed in Hong Kong.
I’ve loved technology since I was a kid, when I got excited in the run-up to the launch of Windows 95 and installing a 9600 baud modem. I also had a dream to be a journalist (a sports reporter, originally!), which I was fortunate to do for several years before moving to the other side. I have now been in public relations for nearly two decades, but the industry is constantly changing and staying fresh. I’m most interested in the intersection of technology and communications, and am laser-focused these days on finding new ways to leverage technology to tell more compelling stories and work more efficiently.
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Here's What I Do
“Writing can be cathartic, and doing it without deadlines or quotas is truly liberating.”
Must-have apps, practical productivity hacks, social media dos and don’ts, getting around the Great Firewall, and the business of technology.
December 19, 2020
Reading Time: 3 minutes watchOS 6 has some mighty fine improvements and one weird change.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The goal is to track spending and work towards financial goals in a slick looking app — if you’re okay giving a company your bank passwords.
A look at everything from massive public relations fiascoes to the winners and losers in this new era of journalism — and what tomorrow might bring.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The burger joint has decided to toss out its dependable PR recipe and try something totally new.
PR guru Edward Segal joins the PR & Law Podcast to talk COVID-19, Facebook, and how to prepare for speeches under intense media scrutiny
Reading Time: 40 minutes A chance to get some communications advice from one of the most experienced pros in the business.
Turn off your phone and get your mind off work! Exploring the world of airlines, lounges, and exotic locales with a camera, laptop, and a few extra airline points.
September 18, 2019
Reading Time: 2 minutes After years of sub-par lounges in Mainland China, Cathay Pacific has finally opened a space that rivals its premium lounges in other world cities.
Reading Time: 8 minutes
It’s time to take a ride on the fastest train out of town. Here’s what it was like.
The PR & Law Podcast
The news is jam packed each week with scandals, gaffes, blunders and embarrassments, so why not learn something from it?
Cam and Ewan look at the top stories making news each week through a PR and legal lens, sharing insights and practical advice for businesses, entrepreneurs, in-house council and communications pros.
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(Back in my journalism days)
Popular note-taking app GoodNotes launches universal version for iPhone, iPad, and Mac
on April 14, 2020
The infrastructure to support universal apps has only been available for a couple of weeks, but some app developers are wasting no time linking their iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps as a single purchase. […]
C’mon Apple, stop making me choose between avoiding Coronavirus and easily unlocking my iPhone in China
on January 29, 2020
It’s tough out there, people. Thousands have been infected with the novel Coronavirus in China, millions are under lockdown, airplanes are grounded, and borders tightened. It’s like we’ve gone […]
Apple blasted by Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz in Davos for failing to pay taxes
on January 23, 2020
CEOs and political leaders in Davos are talking a lot about companies focusing on more than just profits by being responsible for their employees, their suppliers, and their communities. One company […]
- Sex, Deceit, and Scandal — The Ugly War Over Bob Ross’ Ghost - Daily Beast
- The Anxiety of Influencers - Harper's Magazine
- The Mental Benefits of Being Terrible at Something - Outside
- How a Jeopardy! Contestant's Hand Gesture Became Part of a Conspiracy - The New York Times
- Fertility, Fear and Futurity - Gideon's Substack
- Tech vs. Journalism: How Silicon Valley Gets Written About - Intelligencer
- The Erosion of Deep Literacy - National Affairs
- How China Turned a Prize-Winning iPhone Hack Against the Uyghurs - MIT Technology Review
- How the Rich and Powerful are Shutting Down Free Speech - Daily Kos
- They Told Their Therapists Everything. Hackers Leaked It All - WIRED
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