…”Africa in Uncertain Times“!
The Nordic Africa Institute Annual Report 2009 tonight won the Swedish Publishing Award (Svenska Publishing-Priset) 2010 in the category “Annual reports for organisations”. This is a very satisfying outcome. The NAI Annual Report 2009 was a product I conceived and nurtured to completion in my capacity as editor and chief responsible during many . . . → Read More: …and the Winner is…
Annual reports are produced by corporations, organizations and government institutions to inform stakeholders of their financial and material result in the past year. It’s a powerful piece of communication that can receive a lot of attention if it’s well done. With so much importance placed on one document, it can also appear to be . . . → Read More: What Makes a Useful Annual Report?
“Where is the crisis management plan?” is a question I and many others have been asking for weeks after watching and listening to a string of unforgivable communications blunders by BP senior staff in the wake of the continuing oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The foot-in-the-mouth activities of BP haven’t stopped since and many . . . → Read More: BP – Where Is the Crisis Team?
For public organizations, government authorities and NGOs there is something alluring in the language and imagery of commercial advertising. The vivid music, engaging pictures and action filled language of Madison Avenue is far from the dryness normally associated with public information. It’s not surprising that public information specialists look with envy at the products of their . . . → Read More: Rule 1A: Be Truthful
I’m not the first one to write about BP’s botched crisis management of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but the magnitude of the issue makes a comment unavoidable. There are a plethora of points to be made:
Where is the crisis management plan? Developing a crisis management plan is often dismissed by senior managers, corporate or . . . → Read More: The BP Communication Blunders