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streisand effect, john swinney, pink elephant communications

The Streisand Effect: When censorship makes a bad situation worse

The Streisand Effect is when an attempt at censorship backfires, and the issue becomes much bigger than before. The Scottish Government have found this out to their cost this week. Read on for our analysis.

2nd March 2021

media training scotland, colin stone, bbc scotland

Media training Scotland: Six things I learned from my BBC interview

I spoke to BBC Radio Scotland last week to explain cryptocurrency – and I’ve listened back to it. I believe my key findings can help you ahead of your next media interview.

16th February 2021

Political communication: The impact of mixed messages

It’s Sunday morning and Prime Minister Boris Johnston is on the Andrew Marr Show. He’s urging parents to send their kids back to school. Then, just 34 hours later, comes Monday evening. And Boris is telling parents to keep them at home. At least until February mid-term. Is it a fast-moving virus? Or a slow-moving […]

5th January 2021

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