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Telum Talks to… John Dawson, Acara Strategy

“The journalist wants a headline and you want to get a message across” – former Bloomberg journalist and TV Anchor, and founder of Acara Strategy, John Dawson talks to us this week about interviewing both from the interviewers and interviewees perspective and on the founding of an agency during a pandemic. Bringing with him experience…

Surviving under the microscope

As businesses come under intense stakeholder scrutiny, communication with stakeholders has become a top priority. Pressure on business performance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and Sino-US trade tensions has, along with intense interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns among regulators and stakeholders, have placed companies, both public and private, under the…

Hong Kong Inc. in Crisis – What’s Your Strategy?

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently”– Warren BuffettThe old adage of “fail to prepare, prepare to fail” could not be more salient when it comes to a crisis coming at you full speed and, as is often the…

Oscar Nerves? How to Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking

And the Oscar goes to… Your name is read out… AMAZING!!! YOU’VE WON! CAMERAS, ACTION, YOU’RE LIVE!  This will be the scene today (Sunday, February 9th) at the 92nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles as winners in 24 different categories step up to accept their awards. For the non-actors though, the feeling of walking on to…

Journalist Jungle: Knowing the Rules

The scoop of the century, heralded in media folklore as investigative journalism at its greatest, was landed by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in the early 1970s. They were only in their 20s. Their story, built around the political intrigue, burglaries and bugging of ‘The Watergate Scandal’, led to 40 convictions and…