Monthly Archives: February 2011

Superstar or scientist: who do you believe?

  Managing issues is hard enough – yet scientific uncertainty about the facts makes it even more difficult. And the intervention of celebrity activists can make it virtually impossible. A new paper published this month* re-examines a notorious issue controversy … Continue reading

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When corporations get a touch of the ‘Charlie Sheens’

PR experts emphasise that there are important differences between an issue and a crisis. But those distinctions tend to break down when issues are repeated or start to accumulate. A celebrity example of the impact is Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen … Continue reading

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