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McDonald’s public pursuit of its former CEO a fascinating case study
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.
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An excellent discussion on how journalists got COVID-19 so wrong and what to do about it
Reading Time: 2 minutes The episode of the Ezra Klein Show raises great questions, even if we don’t yet have great answers.
The news media have failed us
Reading Time: 2 minutes Whatever side of the political aisle you might be on, one thing is clear: the US political journalists of this era have let us down.
WHO’s latest PR disaster raises serious questions about how the organization operates
Reading Time: 3 minutes How on earth did the World Health Organization’s PR team let Aylward go on live television?
As major league sports franchises wrestle with Covid-19 and suspended seasons, some lack a proper game plan
Reading Time: 4 minutes It was such an easy PR win, but the owner of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets ended up scoring an own goal.
New York TV anchor and reporter on scene shockingly let their personal animosity spill onto live television
Reading Time: < 1 min It’s safe to say theses two TV journalists probably didn’t carpool home at the end of the day.
Tips and trends in communications and marketing carefully curated in new Digital Bits newsletter
Reading Time: 2 minutes The first issue looks at the importance of visual content, some embarrassing holiday marketing mishaps, and internal influencers.
China’s rickety state media is losing the PR battle with a social media-savvy US president
Reading Time: 3 minutes China’s moribund state-run media machine is proving incapable of promoting China’s interests in a fast, social media-driven world.
Tiny Canadian ad agency creates viral sensation with self-deprecating rap video about an unknown small town
Reading Time: < 1 min “Mount Pearl may be an unknown place, in an unknown place, but they are very progressive in their thinking and approach,” said creative director Jason Hill.
Apple News notable for doing what was once a sacred responsibility: detailing candidates’ policy positions
Reading Time: 2 minutes Apple News might be showing up traditional news organizations when it comes to keeping the electorate informed.
My first university lecture
Reading Time: 3 minutes A slide that drew the most attention had nothing whatsoever to do with the purpose of the presentation.
Hi! My name is Cam MacMurchy. I was born and raised in Canada and worked as a journalist before moving to China in 2004.
Today I work in Hong Kong as the Vice President of Corporate Communications of a listed company. I write about marketing, communications, and journalism, as well as technology and productivity, and anything else on my mind! I also occasionally contribute to 9to5Mac, one of the top Apple websites in the world, and run Executive Productivity. Contact me anytime.
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