Editor’s note

Editor’s note: Summer 2022

PLUS ça change, plus c'est la même chose meaning the more things change, the more things stay the same, is a French phrase that always resonates with me. During the past two years, in particular, we have all become accustomed…

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Editor’s note: Spring 2022

I founded Strategic two years ago as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. What stood out for me at the time was that public relations and communications professionals around the world came together to determine best industry practice for their…

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Editor’s note: Crisis management

IN an ideal world, business leaders would run their organisations without unwanted interruptions or distractions from productivity and success. In reality, no organisation, irrespective of size, is immune to a crisis. If we were ever in doubt, the Covid-19 pandemic…

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Editor’s note: PR ethics

THE American author and philosopher Aldo Leopold once said “Ethical behaviour is doing the right thing when no one else is watching – even when doing the wrong thing is legal.” As September is Ethics Month, it is a fitting…

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Editor’s note: PR versus marketing

RELATIONSHIPS have been put to the test during the past year in every sense and context. In business, no profession understands this better than public relations whose purpose it is to build relationships between organisations and stakeholders or publics. The…

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Editor’s note: DE&I

THE US presidential inauguration in January introduced the first female, first black and first Asian-American vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris. A momentous moment in history and for the diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) movement globally. In the…

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Editor’s note: Internal communications

I often find myself saying that public relations is company-wide, and this has never been truer than in 2020. Public relations and communications strategies align with overall company objectives, which often translate as growth. In March 2020, many company objectives…

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Editor’s note: Covid-19 business communications

I remember being in a strategy meeting a number of years ago with a client who asked “Are you doing all of this for your own business too?” As an industry, part of our work is securing media coverage for…

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