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)
- 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
- Can China Create a New World Order? - Foreign Policy
- How Yahoo Became an Internet Villain - The Atlantic
- The Unlikely Success of Fish Sticks - Hakai Magazine
- I Once Tried to Cheat Sleep, and For a Year I Succeeded - Quartz
- They Hacked McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines—and Started a Cold War | WIRED
- Alex Berenson: The Pandemic's Wrongest Man - The Atlantic
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