Lessons from McKinsey on the importance of being seen to be ethical

McKinsey is a household name, at least in Saudi and South Africa. And not for the right reasons either. The firm, which consults for governments and businesses the world over, hasn’t had a good time of it lately in these two markets. In South Africa, McKinsey has been embroiled in the Gupta family scandals through […]

Edelman’s Ethics Standards – Why Context and Oversight Matter

Richard Edelman’s suggestions for how to rebuild trust in public relations are welcome, but will they work in the emerging world? Richard Edelman, the head of the world’s largest independent PR firm, set forth his vision for how corporations and governments can rebuild public trust this week during a talk at the Washington DC-based National Press […]

3 issues today’s crisis comms professional needs to tackle

It doesn’t take a genius to tell you that the world is changing, and with it the way that crises develop. I was listening to a very engaging podcast by the Gulf News business team, with communications professional Omar Qirem (check out the post here). While the conversation touched on a host of crisis issues […]

Podcasts, Podcasts and more Podcasts. Just remove the Comments!

If, like me, you’re a news junkie who feels they spend far too much time in a car, you’re in luck. The UAE’s media outlets have gone on a Podcast frenzy. The Gulf News business desk began their podcasting about five months back. Named Dirhams and Dollars, the series is an eclectic mix of anything […]

Is your content legal? Q & A with Al Tamimi’s Fiona Robertson

There’s few people who know more about UAE’s media laws than Al Tamimi’s Fiona Robertson, who has strived to raise awareness of legislation that impacts those working in communications and marketing. I had the fortune of sitting down with Fiona, to talk content. I started by asking, what is legal and illegal when it comes […]