This week on Inside PR, David returns from illness to co-host the show with Terry. They have a discussion about whether the PR agency consultant should ever act as spokesperson for their client. Also, they feature this week’s contribution from Chris Clarke and also play an audio comment from Francis Wooby. Finally, Terry does his segment of “Inside PRoper English.”
01:13 Terry mentions that there were no comments from last week’s solo-show sans David.
01:52 David brings up tonight’s Toronto Third Tuesday event, where the crowd welcomes Matthew Ingram, technology reporter/blogger from the Globe and Mail. Also, Terry explains his position on the journalist as blogger.
05:18 Terry makes another Third Tuesday Toronto announcement: Shel Holtz will be joining us in November. More information to come – stay tuned.
09:11 Terry mentions that he and Chris Clarke visited Fanshawe College on Monday in London, Ontario.
09:44 C.C. Chapman will be in Toronto this week.
11:02 David starts this week’s chat on the agency representative as spokesperson for a client.
12:23 Terry says that he is not a supporter of the agency speaking on behalf of a client unless there is no alternative.
15:11 David thinks that under certain circumstances it’s admissable, but he has his own opinions on how to represent oneself as the spokesperson.
18:30 David brings out the Canadian Public Relations Society code of ethics. Terry calls for full disclosure always.
20:49 Terry brings up Edelman and Wal-Mart’s blogger relations campaign from this past year. He also says that clients should be their own spokespeople, unless as a last resort. This brings them to talk about the latest Edelman/Wal-Mart issue.
26:32 David introduces and plays Chris Clarke‘s segment for the week.
34:21 Terry closes the show and invites listener comments: through email at [email protected], on the comment line at 206-600-4741, or comment on the Inside PR show blog. Also, they welcomes listeners to the Inside PR Blubrry site.