Its death was inevitable, and had been predicted by many, for years. But in the end, the tech trade show monster CeBIT just had to die. CeBIT peaked in the years 2000 and 2001. It pulled in some 830,000 visitors in 2001 – but [...]
Never underestimate the power of the press. The last two weeks have been straight from hell for Facebook's crisis communication team - with billions of dollars wiped from the company's market value following the Cambridge Analytica crisis. Nevertheless, they are doing a great job [...]
From a reputation management perspective, it’s time to take IT security seriously – before it puts you out of business: The implications of a WannaCry ransomware infection.
A guiding principle of credible communication – especially in crisis management – is to stay on message. This also applies on Twitter, as a German regional police force realized over the weekend.
Love them or loathe them, these five themes will dominate the news in 2017. Since they're guaranteed to get media pick-up, every PR person will be trying to find their own unique angle.
Ride-sharing firm Uber is edgy and disruptive, I get that. It’s part of the way that Uber positions itself to the market – it’s a hip service, not something stuffy and tired like a regular taxi. In fact, Uber goes to great lengths to underline that it’s not a taxi service.
Famously described as "Davos for geeks", tech conference WebSummit moved to Lisbon in 2016 - and attracted a huge crowd: More than 50,000 people from 150 countries. Destrier was part of the success, with Managing Partner Simon Jones taking to the stage on the [...]
When storytelling goes wrong: German retailer Edeka faces claims that its TV ad for Christmas contains hidden neo-Nazi messages.
The traditional press conference is dead. Long live the live blog-optimized press conference! Apple's iPhone 7 event was a masterclass in staging a live-blog optimized event.