Arun Sudhaman

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Fenton furore puts agency ethics under the spotlight again

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This story is also posted to the Holmes Report here

The issue of agency ethics—and specifically whether some clients are undeserving of agency representation—has again reared its head following the news that US firm Fenton Communications is representing a Qatari group that is determined to break the Gaza blockade in Israel.

In the US, home to a powerful pro-Israeli lobby, Fenton’s $240,000 contract with Al-Fahkoora has sparked fierce criticism. One industry veteran has called for Fenton to resign the brief and donate the fees to an organisation that is “not connected with mayhem, murder and terror.” Read the rest of this entry »


Crisis expert: “PR needs to grow up”

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This story is also posted to the Holmes Report website here

A leading global crisis comms specialist has said that the PR industry needs to “grow up” if it wishes to be taken seriously amid the current spate of corporate crises.

Richard Levick, CEO and president of US firm Levick Strategic Communications, made the remark while discussing BP’s comms response to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Arun Sudhaman

June 4, 2010 at 3:35 pm