Mirador has everyone talking

Public relations/communications people across Quebec are talking, writing and blogging about the new Radio-Canada series, Mirador. Set in a large, Montreal-based public relations consulting firm, it raised fears months in advance in our profession about the way the consultants might be presented — i.e., as flacks and spin doctors.

While at least one of the characters is a sleazebucket beyond even the most cynical journalist’s dreams, it has turned out not to be the total hatchet job many of us feared. Still, I wouldn’t recommend any of the tactics used if you want to pass the Ethics course!

Members of the SQPRP are using the opportunity to create more public conversations about public relations practice. The SQPRP’s RP.COM web page has messages, blog posts and links to recent articles that provide thoughtful reflections on our practice and how it is seen from the outside, as well as response from the show’s writers. Highly recommended reading.

Catch the show on Wednesday evenings at 9.

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