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EP#121 - I'm Right and You're an Idiot

About James Hoggan

With a career in public relations that spans over 30 years, James Hoggan has become highly sought-after by the media for his expert commentary, insight and advice. As a public speaker, his engaging lectures combine decades of PR knowledge, street smarts, spirituality and compassion. Jim has navigated executives and high profile clients through the glare of TV cameras, social media and front page investigations resulting in awards including the industry’s prestigious Silver Anvil for the best crisis management campaign in North America as well as awards for ethics in public relations.

In addition to crisis management, Jim develops long term communications strategies for Canadian and international clients and has become a globally renowned advocate for honesty, ethics and integrity in public discourse.

Jim is the author of three books, Do the Right Thing: PR Tips for Skeptical Public (2009), Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming (2009)and his latest work, I’m Right and You’re an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean It Up(2nd Edition May 2019). Jim has a strong interest in public relations as a force for honest public conversation and founded the influential website DeSmogBlog, chosen as one of Time Magazine’s Best Blogs in 2011.

The extraordinary range of organizations that Jim has helped speaks volumes: from Shell Canada and Shell Global to the David Suzuki Foundation; from Ballard Power Systems and Canadian Pacific Railway to the Dalai Lama Center. Jim led the Province of British Columbia’s Green Energy Task Force on Community Relations and First Nations Partnerships and works with clients such as the BC Law Society, BC Hydro, QLT Therapeutics, the Government of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver International Airport among many others.

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