PR & Law

By Cam and Ewan

The PR & Law Podcast looks at the issues of the day through a public relations and legal lens, sharing insights and practical advice for businesses, entrepreneurs, in-house counsel, and communications pros. It's recorded live each week from Hong Kong and Toronto. We also love to take questions! Whether it's about employment law, PR, or anything else, just tag us on social media with #PRLawPod and we'll answer your question on the show. The podcast is published each week on Sunday afternoon Eastern Time / Monday morning in Hong Kong. Subscribe now!

  1. 1.
    Episode #51: What's Next for Amazon Staff and Brands Find Themselves Stuck in the Middle of Culture Wars
    45:39
  2. 2.
    Episode #50: Amazon Braces for a Workers' Union and Why You Should Avoid an April Fool's Day Gag
    41:02
  3. 3.
    Episode #49: A Debate on Long Working Hours and Facebook PR Floods the Zone
    48:52
  4. 4.
    Episode #48: The Boom in Companies Spying on Employees, and AstraZeneca's Loss of Trust
    47:56
  5. 5.
    Episode #47: Burger King's Controversial (or Just Misunderstood?) Tweet
    46:27
  6. 6.
    Episode #46: Check Before Signing that Contract, and the 2021 State of Social Media for PR Pros
    49:55
  7. 7.
    Episode #45: "Intimacy Coordinators" and a New York Governor Fights New #MeToo Allegations
    53:01
  8. 8.
    Episode #44: Oops! Ted Cruz's PR Blunder, and Be Careful What You Say in a Job Interview
    54:23
  1. 9.
    Episode #43: Layoffs are Never Easy, but Bell Canada Shows How Atrocious PR Can Make it Much Worse
    45:58
  2. 10.
    Episode #42: How Amazon's PR Team Handled Jeff Bezos' Departure as CEO, and What to do About Cyber-bullying
    40:58
  3. 11.
    Episode #41: Robinhood's Huge Unforced Error
    49:27
  4. 12.
    Episode #40: What Communicators Can Learn from Amanda Gorman's Powerful Poem at the Inaugural
    51:52
  5. 13.
    Episode #39: WhatsApp's Self-Made -- and Disastrous -- PR Fail
    49:28
  6. 14.
    Episode #38: Facebook Can't Get Anything Right, and Google vs. Labor Unions
    49:58
  7. 15.
    Episode #37: Employment Lawyer Matthew Dewar on How Companies and Employees Can Navigate COVID-19
    59:33
  8. 16.
    Episode #36: How to Fire People Properly (and Respectfully), and Why a Blog Beats a News Release
    59:56
  9. 17.
    Episode #35: The Controversial Firing of an Anthem Singer for Joining an Anti-Lockdown Protest, and Avoiding Trouble at Holiday Parties in a Pandemic
    50:59
  10. 18.
    Episode #34: Can Your Employer Force You to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine?
    52:22
  11. 19.
    Episode #33: Are You Slacking Off While Working From Home? Plus: Why YouTubers Should Be Included In Your Communications Plan
    50:59
  12. 20.
    Episode #32: How PR has Changed, What Companies Often Overlook, Jeffrey Toobin is Fired, and a Baseball GM Smashes the Gender Barrier
    51:59
  13. 21.
    Episode #31: The Election Episode: Trump and Biden's Election Night PR Strategies, Speeches, News Coverage, and Prop 22 Battle in California
    1:03:12
  14. 22.
    Episode #30: What It's Like Arguing Before the Supreme Court, What Companies Must Do to Prepare for a PR Crisis, Jeffrey Epstein and Glenn Greenwald
    49:28
  15. 23.
    Episode #29: A Humiliating (and Costly) Zoom Call for a Prominent Journalist, Why ESG and CSR are Critical to PR, the Joy of RSS feeds, and Canada's Contribution to the Alt-Right
    57:38
  16. 24.
    Episode #28: The Dreaded Workplace Investigation, All About Content Marketing, Travel Bubbles and New Albums
    59:55
  17. 25.
    Episode #27: What To Do If Your Boss Gives You A Performance Improvement Plan, Trying to Spin Your Way Out of an Extra-Marital Affair, and eBay's Cockroach Scandal
    48:20
  18. 26.
    Episode #26: Dissecting White House Communications over President Trump's Health, Walmart's $20 million Discrimination Settlement, and US Militias
    56:21
  19. 27.
    Episode #25: Facebook Staff Challenge Zuckerberg in Leaked Audio, Zuck's Friendship with Trump, Managing a Cyberattack PR Crisis, and How to Stay Safe Online
    53:59
  20. 28.
    Episode #24: Shock (Again) over Racism in China, Why it's Important to Have Unfettered Access to Case Law, TikTok's Aggressive PR Statement, Enya and the Beastie Boys
    55:18
  21. 29.
    Episode #23: China's 2 Food Delivery Giants Face the Same PR Crisis Differently, Who COVID-19 Hurts Most, Fleeing to Taiwan, and White Parents
    1:04:32
  22. 30.
    Episode #22: Never Say "No Comment" and More Foundational PR Tips, the Perils of Navigating Workplace Cultures, and How to Manage a Bad One
    1:06:47
  23. 31.
    Episode #21: Communications During Racial Unrest, Comparing Convention Speeches, Hair Discrimination, and NBA Players Take a Stand
    57:33
  24. 32.
    Episode #20: Should Uber Drivers be Treated Like Employees? Also: "Cancel Culture", a Baseball Broadcaster Ruins His Career in a Split Second, and Groundhog Day
    1:11:48
  25. 33.
    Episode #19: McDonald's Plunged Into Crisis Over Serial-Dating CEO, Why His Severance is Threatened, How to Manage Crises on Social Media, and the Booming 1980s Adult Film Industry
    1:11:08
  26. 34.
    Episode #18: Top PR Minds Share Ideas to Save Ellen DeGeneres, Why Accepting a Demotion During COVID-19 Isn't a Given, and Jim Carrey Opens Up
    1:07:49
  27. 35.
    Episode #17: Crisis Comms Expert Edward Segal on Communicating COVID and Facebook's Fumbles. Also: New Work Contracts, "Karen", and Success Addiction
    1:05:49
  28. 36.
    Episode #16: How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Nailed Her Speech, the Seattle Kraken Give a Lesson in Marketing, and Unsafe Workplaces
    1:10:08
  29. 37.
    Episode #15: Can You be Forced to Wear a Mask? Also: PR Tips from a Veteran Spin Doctor, Canada v. USA, Trump's Twitter, and a Homeless Baseball Team
    1:13:19
  30. 38.
    Episode #14: What is TikTok, and Why are Governments Banning It? Plus Discrimination on Religious Grounds and Robinhood
    1:01:16
  31. 39.
    Episode #13: United Airlines Hits Some PR Turbulence, Hong Kong Falls, Advertisers Unlike Facebook, and Vietnam and Canada Find COVID Success
    1:09:39
  32. 40.
    Episode #12: A Raucous Debate Over the 'Gig Economy', Uber Driver Sues Uber, When Doxxing Goes Too Far, VIP Parties and Root Bear
    1:10:18
  33. 41.
    Episode #11: The US "Gives Up", the Supreme Court Defines "Sex", a Glimpse into the Horrific Culture of Hazing, and Jon Stewart Returns
    1:10:06
  34. 42.
    Episode #10: Social Justice and #BLM Raise Stakes for Brands, Cathay Pacific Bailed Out, Harry Potter and Gender Dysphoria, Seinfeld vs. Maron
    1:15:18
  35. 43.
    Episode #9: HBO Max's Marketing Mess, Facing Your Own Decline, and Why Women are Carrying the Burden of COVID-19
    1:11:31
  36. 44.
    Episode #8: How Brands are Responding to George Floyd, the Firing of Amy Cooper after a Racist Outburst in Central Park, and Hong Kong Might Not be Dead Yet
    1:12:47
  37. 45.
    Episode #7: Beijing Pulls Hong Kong Closer with Security Law, Why Some Legal Firms Wrongly Insist on Paper, and COVID Becomes a Part of Life
    1:09:16
  38. 46.
    Episode #6: Shocking Anger at the "Fake News" Media, Balancing Law and PR Risks, COVID Delirium and Get it in Writing!
    1:15:17
  39. 47.
    Episode #5: The Embarrassing Leak of Private Misogynistic Chats on Instagram, COVID Chaos in the White House, and Why People are Unhappy in Retirement
    1:09:06
  40. 48.
    Episode #4: Guns as an Identity, Battle Over Victoria's Secret, China's Newfound Diplomatic Aggression and The Last Dance
    1:13:20
  41. 49.
    Episode #3: How to Sue China for COVID-19, Funerals in an Era of Social Distancing, and China Battles with Thailand... Online
    1:05:16
  42. 50.
    Episode #2: Zoom Scandal, a Debate Over the "China Virus", and What to Do if Your Workplace is Unsafe
    1:08:05

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