To an interesting Media Society debate last night, on whether journalists and lawyers are enemies or natural bedfellows – focusing on the hot topic of the all-encompassing ‘super-injunctions’, which prevent papers from even whispering that they exist, let alone the allegations they concern. They have become an effective method for the rich and famous to… Read more »

Corporate robots hit the screen again

We have said it before – it’s definitely possible to be over-media trained. The results of a corporate spokesperson being too on-message can be cringeworthy. For some reason, the supermarkets often seem to get it wrong. Last night on BBC1, in an investigation imported from BBC3 into the way supermarkets expand the nation’s waistlines by… Read more »

Er, can I just clarify that??

A lot of people think it’s safer to communicate with journalists via e-mail – ‘then you can’t be misquoted’. However trying to retract something – difficult enough at the best of times – then becomes next-to-impossible. At least with a phone conversation the astute PR has a chance of convincing the journalist there was a… Read more »