December 14, 2005

Oracle’s defensiveness

I was chatting recently with what is probably my favorite guy among senior trade press editors. The subject came up of Oracle’s confrontational attitude towards analysts, and he said they’re the same way with the press — defensive, oddly demanding of control, etc.

Now, my own experiences with Oracle’s PR department have generally been positive. Typically, I have a run-in with analyst relations, and the compromise is to have PR (a separate department) handle me for that particular story instead. But what this tells me is that the main weirdness isn’t at the level of the analyst relations chief; it comes from higher up.


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