Can Ketchum now walk their talk?

Via Jeremy Pepper, news that the Ketchum PR agency has now launched a blog to support its ‘personalized media’ offering. Regular readers will know the story of Ketchum and how their entrance into the PR blogosphere in June attracted almost universal derision by members of the PR community. If you didn’t follow that story, let […]

Lessons from Interpublic’s global financial chaos

The Financial Times reports the sobering story of marketing and ad agency group Interpublic who, after over 400 acquisitions and global expansion, found itself having to restate its accounts for the past ten years and be the subject of an SEC investigation into its accounting practices: […] The company discovered “instances of deliberate falsification of […]

A new call for ethics in PR

PR Week reports on a call to action by the newly-appointed president of the International Communications Consultancy Organization, Fleishman-Hillard executive V-P John Saunders: Following on from an impassioned speech at last week’s Prague global summit, where his presidency was announced, he told PRWeek: ‘This is no longer the golden age of PR. We will need […]

FT: ‘Tolerate some libel for the greater good’

There has been much written in recent weeks concerning the character assassination of John Seigenthaler over his biography in Wikipedia, prompting much discussion over the trustworthiness of an open information resource like Wikipedia which anybody can edit. The character assassin was outed and Wikipedia is now implementing tighter controls over who can edit material. The […] and Six Apart outages: What’s the difference?

The anger and frustration over the TypePad service outage last week was an interesting phenomenon. Bloggers are passionate and opinionated! So when I read an InfoWorld story about’s service outage yesterday, I wondered what bloggers were saying. A quick Technorati search on the term “” turned up just 10 posts. In contrast, a Technorati […]