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Episode #22: Never Say "No Comment" and More Foundational PR Tips, the Perils of Navigating Workplace Cultures, and How to Manage a Bad One
Episode 227th September 2020 • Talking Shop Podcast • Cam MacMurchy and Ewan Christie
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We open the show talking about renewed protests in both the United States and Hong Kong, then dive right into the confounding issue of workplace cultures after Netflix's strange unique work environment became public. How do office cultures form? Are they top down or bottom up? Regardless, they are contentious because workplace cultures can often be fodder for legal cases. Ewan talks about what to look out for.

Cam then goes into some foundational PR lessons with some help from former US presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, including why spokespeople should never, ever, say "no comment".

Then we find an ideal escape from the doom and gloom with the quirky and lovable Poolside FM.

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Ewan Christie is an employment lawyer and partner at Duntrune LLP in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Cam MacMurchy is a corporate communications executive with a multinational technology company listed in Hong Kong and curator of the Digital Bits PR and Communications newsletter. He also contributes to Apple news website 9to5Mac and shares his thoughts on PR, media, travel, and technology on his website.