Kremlin PR headaches for Ketchum

President Putin’s right-hand man says that Russia is more than fit to host the G8 summit, The Times reports: The leading Kremlin spin-doctor [Vladislav Surkov] rebuffed Western critics yesterday with a robust defence of President Putin’s democratic credentials in the run-up to the G8 summit in St Petersburg. […] Mr Surkov’s…

Shaking the trees at Microsoft

Much talk in the past 24 hours over another key employee leaving Microsoft and going to Google. While most focus is on that, I found this commentary on Mini-Microsoft of more interest, discussing the broader effects in the Microsoft organization with its focus on restructuring and the impacts on employees: […]…

Talking about ethics and journalism

Heading off shortly to PriceWaterhouseCooper’s office in Amsterdam for the Future of Journalism / Ethics in Journalism panel session organized by the Club of Amsterdam. I’m speaking on that panel and participating in the open discussion. Imagine: a PR guy talking about ethics and journalism, alongside journalists, to an audience with…

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