Paddy's writing on Business, Brand and Reputation

This blog contains some of my writing on Brand and Reputation, including those on Shell - the corporation that I worked for for 37 years. Some of the articles have previously been published - others are seen here for the first time. The purpose of the website is to contribute to discussions on the role of brand and reputation management in today's business world. Please also see: Comments welcome to me at:

Monday, November 29, 2004

How to avoid brand attacks..

From the "Financial Times" Special report on Responsible Business
"The best thing is to try to avoid brand attacks in the first place. According to Paddy Briggs, a former brand and reputation specialist at Royal Dutch/Shell, behaviour is more important than how effectively a company promotes its brand and values.
'If you behave well, the likelihood is your brand will be strong. If you behave badly, and communicate that you are behaving well, not only will you bring your brand into disrepute, you might actually go to jail' says Mr. Briggs"