“Another reason <a href="http://techdirt.com/articles/20070618/002129.shtml">why practicing lawyers never make good PR practitioners. The advice, by the way, is worth reading and not damaging to Dell.” Thanks to Jim Horton.
And Peter Himler wonders if journos always make for good PR people. I gave him a few cautionary tales from ‘PR Disasters’ to help him decide:
Gordon Beattie; ex-journo & Scots PR guru whose firm was enmired in the Lobbygate scandal.
Tim Blackstone; ex-financial journo-turned PR man (and porn star) who only realised insider trading was wrong after being convicted in London court.
Doug Dowie; ex hard news hack doing prison time for FH overbilling scandal.
Colin Gibson; ex-sports editor who dropped English FA in deep doo with the ‘Svengate’ scandal.
Karen Ryan; VNR stoush in USA