Comments on: Transparency and message control are not contradictions http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/2007/05/02/transparency-and-message-control-are-not-contradictions/ At the intersection of yesterday & tomorrow Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:48:33 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 By: Patrick McGee http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/2007/05/02/transparency-and-message-control-are-not-contradictions/comment-page-1/#comment-203 Patrick McGee Fri, 11 May 2007 22:39:40 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/8443.aspx#comment-203 <p>i have always maintained that truth is a spectrum and that the person telling that truth selects data points from the spectrum to tell that truth. Companies are accused of hiding the truth if an observer doesn't like the truth the company is telling. (Deceit is either by commission or omission - so yes, the truth can be hidden depending upon the inclusion or omission of certain data points.) Media and others tell their version of a truth by the same process. They select the data points to make up their truth tell. Everyone can justify their choice of the data points. Transparency and message control are approaches to the truth tell.</p> i have always maintained that truth is a spectrum and that the person telling that truth selects data points from the spectrum to tell that truth. Companies are accused of hiding the truth if an observer doesn’t like the truth the company is telling. (Deceit is either by commission or omission – so yes, the truth can be hidden depending upon the inclusion or omission of certain data points.) Media and others tell their version of a truth by the same process. They select the data points to make up their truth tell. Everyone can justify their choice of the data points. Transparency and message control are approaches to the truth tell.

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By: Rajiv Harjai http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/2007/05/02/transparency-and-message-control-are-not-contradictions/comment-page-1/#comment-202 Rajiv Harjai Wed, 09 May 2007 00:23:52 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/8443.aspx#comment-202 <p>Valid Point, but I think it is too idealistic and the in the real world more and more companies are will like to portray transparency, but control the message through other means.  </p> Valid Point, but I think it is too idealistic and the in the real world more and more companies are will like to portray transparency, but control the message through other means.  

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By: Leigh http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/2007/05/02/transparency-and-message-control-are-not-contradictions/comment-page-1/#comment-201 Leigh Thu, 03 May 2007 01:56:35 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/8443.aspx#comment-201 <p>I see your point Brendan, but I think the issue for me is manage and control.  I actually think one has very little control and one's ability to manage has gone the way of the dodo bird.</p> <p>Maybe it's just the need for new strategic language on how companies attempt to connect with the people that both love and hate them and integrating that INTO their brand.</p> <p>Hum...food for thought....</p> I see your point Brendan, but I think the issue for me is manage and control.  I actually think one has very little control and one’s ability to manage has gone the way of the dodo bird.

Maybe it’s just the need for new strategic language on how companies attempt to connect with the people that both love and hate them and integrating that INTO their brand.

Hum…food for thought….

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