James (Jim) Hoggan is one of Canada’s most respected public relations advisors. As founder and president of Vancouver-based Hoggan & Associates, Jim is the guy companies big and small call when a serious PR crisis hits.
Whether it’s a food poisoning incident, bank fraud, Taser death, court case or scandal, Jim has helped a number of people and corporations navigate through the glare of TV lights, tough press interviews, social media scrutiny and front-page investigations.
Over three decades, Hoggan & Associates has built a reputation for helping clients manage risk and survive crisis situations. Jim has also won numerous awards for his work.
James Hoggan is equally well-known as a tireless advocate for honesty, ethics and integrity in public relations.
He founded the influential website DeSmogBlog, to expose misinformation campaigns polluting the public debate around climate change and the environment. He has written three books on the topic of integrity in public communication. His most recent book, I’m Right and You’re an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up is set for release in early 2016.
Jim has been called to assist a wide range of organizations such as Shell Global’s External Review Committee, Al Gore’s Climate Project Canada, Canadian Pacific Railways, the Dalai Lama Center, the BC Law Society, the Vancouver Canucks and the B.C. Treaty Commission. In addition to his ongoing role as president of Hoggan & Associates, Jim is also Past Chair and Secretary of the board of directors of the David Suzuki Foundation.
Click here to read James Hoggan’s recent article on “How Propaganda (Actually) Works.”