Communication Director Newsletter - 08.02.2017
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In the current blizzard of fake news and post-truth, one certainty is clear: mistrust in business, media and other institutions is widespread. The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer, covered in our Facts & Figures section, reveals that trust levels across the globe have fallen dramatically from last year.

Organisations operating in such an environment of mistrust face a real challenge: how to navigate a crisis when online judgements are formed instantly and corporations aren’t readily believed at the best of times.

This month’s feature article shares hard-won experience to argue that radical transparency is the only answer to reduce the trust gap between business and society – and with that becoming a truly purpose-led organisation.

This issue of Communication Directory also features the latest jobs, events and personnel changes in Asia-Pacific communications and public affairs. Do you have any feedback related to our newsletter, website or magazine? Share it with us at or through our social media channels.


SpiceJet has announced the appointment of former Hindustan Times journalist Tushar Srivastava as head of corporate communications.  Srivastava is a seasoned journalist with close to two decades of experience having covered ...  + 
Recruitment site has appointed Fiona Portet as head of communications for Australia and New Zealand. Based in Melbourne, Portet is the co-founder and director of boutique consultancy Portet Partners.  Her remit is to ...  + 
Jules Kerby, current senior director of communications – Europe, Middle East & Africa at Hilton Worldwide, has relocated to Singapore where he will be responsible for all aspects of communications in the Asia-Pacific ...  + 
Infiniti has named Tim Heile as division GM of marketing and PR of Dongfeng Infiniti, its Chinese joint venture, effective March 1. Heile, a German national, was previously director of marketing at BMW Japan. He spent more than 16 ...  + 
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True transparency is essential if organisations are to be trusted in future

  We live in an era of profound mistrust. Corporate misbehaviour and scandals affecting even the most august of institutions have eroded public faith in the leadership of large parts of civil society. In a world with more than a billion constantly connected citizens, judgements are formed almost instantly on the basis of corporate deeds – real or imagined – far more than corporate words. True transparency &ndas  read more 
13.02.2017, Wellington
Webstock is an annual celebration of the web and what lies beneath, and of its makers. It is a celebration of the creativity, the culture, the ...  + 
22.02.2017, Melbourne
An Interactive Forum to Making: Your Team become a Powerhouse in Your Organisation This event is designed to provide managers and ...  + 
24.02.2017, Hong Kong
The Asia-Pacific Association of Communication Directors (APACD) offers Coaching Days, whereby qualified speakers offer an intensive training ...  + 
03.03.2017, Hong Kong
If you think you are a genius at mobile marketing, then the Mob-Ex Awards 2017 is the show for you. The Mob-Ex Awards 2017 is Hong ...  + 
Facts and Figures
The citizens in two-thirds of countries now have less than 50 per cent trust in business, government, media and NGOs to do what is right according to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer. By comparison, the 2016 Barometer revealed just over half the countries surveyed had trust levels below 50 per cent. Richard Edelman, president and CEO of Edelman, called these findings an “implo  read more 
Codi Newsletter - 08.02.2017
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