Apple & Burberry teamed to promote iPhone 5S (Photo: Burberry) Do you know anyone who absolutely must get their hands on a plastic cell phone? Here we are a week after another breathless Apple new product press conference, and the question remains unanswered.Not unexpectedly, the news event consumed myriad column inches and airtime minutes in the…… Continue reading Free iPhones In China?
It goes without saying that unfiltered, real-time, citizen-generated news reports often serve as the first write of history.In New York Magazine’s wary look at Twitter this week, the reporter happened to be sitting in Twitter’s offices as US Air 1549 dropped into the Hudson River: “And then I noticed something on Twitter Search. The first…… Continue reading CCTV (Command-and-Control TV)
When this blog first visited the subject of how China would handle a sharply focused media spotlight, it recognized the immense public relations challenge that lied ahead for the Chinese authorities, the IOC, and their respective outside agencies.Thus far, the series of gaffes and misdeeds have by and large been washed away by the fluidity…… Continue reading The Great Firewall
PR Week picked up on an FT report Friday that the Chinese government has invited a number of U.S. and UK PR firms to help it mitigate a most unwanted media spotlight.The assignment would be separate from the work H&K has undertaken on behalf of the Beijing Olympics Organizing Committee, and instead focus on improving…… Continue reading Torched
My wife and I recently had dinner with a friend who’s one of the nation’s top real estate executives. In addition to consulting, she’s taught her professional calling at Harvard Business School, Columbia, Yale, etc. Anyway, during the course of the conversation, she named Brazil,China and Russia as the markets experiencing the biggest real estate…… Continue reading What Me Worry
The authorities in China don’t take too kindly to cardboard buns . They announced strong measures against a TV news program that staged a segment featuring steamed buns stuffed with cardboard, soaked in caustic soda and seasoned with pork flavoring…fabricated by the station to garner higher ratings.That’s all? Have we got a reality show for…… Continue reading Cardboard Buns