Since Google is known for giving employees 20% of their paid time to pursue individual products just about as much as Ford is known for manufacturing cars, reporters are always curious to ask a Googler what he does with his paid free time.
This “free time” has famously given the company such products as Google News and Google Suggest.
The 20% free time is also available, naturally, to the PR department. I was even more curious to ask David Krane, director of corporate communications, how he spends his time.
His response: “I’ve spent time interviewing chefs to join the culinary team and massage therapists, as well because health and wellness is important to me.”
He adds: “I’ve also spent time with the group that brings in public figures to speak, such as Colin Powell and Jimmy Carter.”
I was very happy to hear that it wasn’t spent trying to make a better press release.