February 2010 - Dooley Communications

Adam Dooley, President of Dooley Communications, was recently interviewed by Uniter reporter Kristy Rydz on communications and corporate social responsibility. The question: can companies that pollute credibly call themselves environmentally sensitive? The story examines the dilemma and wonders if some corporate efforts are only so much ‘greenwashing’. What’s your view?

I pity the communications people around Newfoundland and Labrador premier Danny Williams. He’s a blowhard at the best of times, but how do you handle his decision to have relatively simple heart surgery in the United States. Choosing to pay for a U.S. hospital over a ‘free’ Canadian one is akin to poking a finger…

Last week’s Tiger Woods apology-cum-public flagellation was nothing if not a great case study for students of communications. The golf great continues to get awful advice (perhaps he’s acting as his own PR counsel?) on how to rehabilitate his image following last fall’s sex scandal. From the cheapskate podium and ‘community theatre’ backdrop to the…

This time of year is always very exciting for me personally as we get closer and closer to the Manitoba Communicator of the Year celebration. This year, CPRS Manitoba will present the third annual award on March 24 at the Hotel Fort Garry. I remember when we first started talking about creating the award some…