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Wikipedia by Numbers Can Be Misleading

Jane Wilson | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Tech
Jane Wilson

PR Week ran an article this week that reported on the EthicalWiki's report 'Brands on Wikipedia by the Numbers'. The report claims that 85% of brands on Wikipedia are poorly represented and the US consultancy behind it has called for brand managers to better understand the site's content needs. It goes on to say "the vast majority of brand pages on Wikipedia are poorly edited".

Influence Should Be Earned Not Bought

Jane Wilson | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Politics
Jane Wilson

David Cameron said that he thought the next big political scandal after MPs' expenses would involve lobbying. Sadly, but one might say predictably, the next big political scandal has involved a party fundraiser attempting to encourage a company to give money in return for access to policymakers.

Wikipedia: the real public relations opportunity

Jane Wilson | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Tech
Jane Wilson

It is a neat irony that the furore surrounding public relations agencies who have been editing Wikipedia presents our profession with a classic public relations opportunity.

Real Trust Must Be Actively Earned

Jane Wilson | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK Politics
Jane Wilson

Sometimes the values that we pursue in public relations can put wider social and economic issues into context. Trust is one of those values.

Long Awaited Lobbying Consultation From Government

Jane Wilson | Posted 24.03.2012 | UK Politics
Jane Wilson

The long awaited consultation document on the promised statutory register of lobbyists has been published. This week, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is contacting individual members of our Public Affairs Group to seek their views on the questions it raises.

We Really Need Transparency in Lobbying

Iain Anderson | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

I'm a lobbyist. I'm really proud to be one.After the last few days of headlines you would have thought I would want to keep my head down. Not at all. Now is the time to stand up for transparent lobbying and to drive out of the industry once and for all those who not prepared to stand up for transparency.