A recent article in Science tries to explain racism, fear of outsiders and, by extension, illuminates the huge success of the anti-immigrant and anti-refugee campaigns of Howard, Le Pen, Abbott and the US nativists in an evolutionary psychology framework.
Come in Spinner: Disney and the health thought police on the same wavelength – almost
The Walt Disney Channel has managed to pull off a very successful PR coup which does “surprise” us even if on closer analysis it may not be that surprising at all.
Come in Spinner: Census red faces for advertising agencies and politicians
The latest Census figures ought to cause some red faces among advertising agencies, PR people and politicians. Sadly they probably won’t.
Come in Spinner: Will retrenched journos take PR jobs?
The transition to the dark side, as the media characterises the move of their own to PR, is not automatic.
Come in Spinner: Who’s who in the PR consultancy industry
A new report has shown some light on the state of the Australian PR consultancy industry and suggests that the once dominant players are no longer quite so dominant.
Come in Spinner: Media relations – from the impossible to the ridiculously easy
The media relations part of public relations is still grappling with the same problem – how to operate in a mainstream media environment where selling in stories is either impossible or ridiculously easy.
Come in Spinner: “The Samantha Syndrome”
If you have a dismissive attitude to public relations, you will be delighted to discover that research has uncovered something very interesting about young PR students.
Come in Spinner: The social media revolution (?)
Everybody in PR agrees that social media is revolutionising PR – it’s just that most of them are a bit vague about exactly how.
Come in Spinner: Living on another planet
For many Australians, you don’t have to read sci-fi to get the sense of living on another planet, or in an alternative reality. It is a constantly unsettling thought promoted by our politicians and our media.
Come in Spinner: A new narrative for Julia Gillard
The most effective narratives are not dreamed up by political advisors, creative in advertising agencies or PR people but are anchored in authentically compelling stories which match the reality of human life and nature.