This Week in Asia: China’s Corruption Crackdown Hits Western PR Agency Reply

This week I share how the MH17 tragedy in the Ukraine has impacted Singapore Airlines and MAS.  I also discuss how the arrest of Rui Chenggeng has impacted at least one western PR agency.

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Avoiding PR Crises in Russia & China: 4 Triggers Your Should Know About Reply






Strategy + Business published an interesting article overnight titled 4 Crisis Triggers Multinationals Can Avoid.  With a focus on Russia and China, key points include:

  • Conflicts between global and local standards
  • Low trust levels in certain products/services
  • Corruption and regulatory uncertainty
  • Unethical business practices

The author, Meng Zhao, is an Assistant Professor in Strategy at Moscow School of Management, Skolkovo.  This one is certainly worth a read.

Do Suicides and Sudden Deaths Among PR Pros Signal an Overwork Problem? Reply


This week on For Immediate Release #712 I discuss the tragic death of Tata Steel’s communication officer and link this with other reports of death and unhappiness in Asia’s PR industry.  

Are we creating a work environment that simply is not sustainable if we want to attract and keep the best talent?