This week in Asia, I share a report from China Media Project examining China’s media policies. Let’s just say that reform does not appear on the horizon. As always, I encourage you to subscribe to the best communications and PR podcast, For Immediate Release, over at at iTunes.
I was fortunate to share a few thoughts about multitasking and surviving in the digital age. The program begins by looking at the recent hacking episodes here in SG, and then moves on to the digital age discussion (around 11:45). My apologies for not being able to embed the XIN video, so please follow the link below.
This week in Asia, a values clash in Singapore leads to infidelity website Ashley Madison being blocked by the MDA. While I am not at all disappointed that the site will not open for business in my adopted home, there are some interesting issues that emerge from this story.
When does searching for a PR firm in and of itself become newsworthy?
Why would PR firms not want Ashley Madison as a client?
Can a PR firm build trust when the client’s entire business model is all about violating trust?
Though not in my Asia report, it looks like Shel and Neville have found an interesting news item on how companies are beginning to perceive risk to their corporate reputation. Do check out the entire episode of For Immediate Release.
How do you best seed a viral message within a network and what role can emotions play in propelling these messages through networks?
The latter question particular has interested me for a couple years. We know from the work of Professor Christakis on Connected that emotions transmit very well through networks. But we now have some new research looking at both the seeding and emotions questions, and you can get the quick summary on this week’s podcast, For Immediate Release.