There is no real comparison between so-called engagement by PR agencies and engagement by NGOs ('Agencies defend work for foreign regimes following Guardian report', prweek.com/uk, 12 August). Unlike agencies, they are not in it to make a profit for themselves. Their motives are noble, unselfish and humanitarian.
If agencies want to work for these regimes that is their business. But no-one with any common sense is going to believe they are doing it for reasons other than making money, unless they give all the profit earned on the job to humanitarian causes that support those who are oppressed by these odious regimes.
Arman Alan Ali
- Comms situation creates a sense of deja vu
Political discipline and co-ordination is becoming iffy, so let us blame civil service press offices ('Number 10 comms chiefs poised to act on media "cock-ups"', prweek.com/uk, 12 August).
Why do I get an overwhelming sense of deja vu? After the 1979 election, Thatcher's new administration got rid of more than a dozen government comms chiefs in two years. Curiously, after 1997, Blair's administration racked up much the same score in the same time. Who's for a sweepstake on Cameron's ultimate score?
- Corporate organisations value only their egos
Sadly, the majority of corporate organisations do not practise the principles of crisis management ('Crisis simulation: The eye of the storm', prweek.com/uk, 11 August).
They are full of egos and I personally call their exercise in most cases a cover-up instead of crisis management.