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Entries from October 23rd, 2006

Drawing from New Media (groan)

October 23rd, 2006 · No Comments · Public Relations

So, Messrs. Hobson, Holtz, Jaffe and Chapman have taken the wraps off their new enterprise: crayon. The company will be formally launched this Thursday (you can guess where). According to Neville:   “We’re not an agency nor a consulting practice as is traditionally defined. What we are is whatever you want or need us to […]

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Irish PR Leads the Way in Second Life

October 23rd, 2006 · 4 Comments · Social Media

I give up.  Honestly, I’ve tried my best, but this Second Life stuff just won’t go away :-)  If it’s not pesky podcasters it’s the pesky commenters! In four years, Ireland has managed to generate three PR-related blogs (and one of those only started in the past month), yet an Irish PR firm is currently […]

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Watching the wreckage…

October 19th, 2006 · 4 Comments · Public Relations

While undoubtedly there’s a lot of excellent discourse taking place around the most recent Edelman snafu, a lot of the commentary is little more than rubbernecking. I’m always nervous of taking a holier than thou position in these situations as it doesn’t take a lot for it to explode in your ever so smug face – […]

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The problem with unimaginative parents…

October 19th, 2006 · No Comments · Off-topic

This something I wrote about before.  The Interweb is a large connected world.  Mistaken identity occurs all the time, particularly when your parents didn’t appear to spend an awful lot of imagination naming you It appears that there is another Tom Murphy online blogging in Ireland, he’s the brains behind Santa Strike Force, and he’s […]

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PR Blog Catch Up… at last…

October 15th, 2006 · 4 Comments · Public Relations

I’ve finally caught up on a lot of recent RSS reading – I have to be honest coming back to a full RSS reader is often as stressful as a full inbox – so here’s some of the more interesting stuff.  Some is older, some irrelevant.  You be the judge…   Edelman I think Edelman deserve […]

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When the flack jumps ship the Iceberg is in sight..

October 15th, 2006 · No Comments · Public Relations

England take their football/soccer very seriously indeed. They recently appointed a new manager for the national team, Steve McClaren, who it’s fair to say wasn’t a popular appointment – among the fans or the media – and their 2-0 loss during the week to Croatia has created something of a firestorm among the tabloid media. No suprise […]

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Making a social contribution…

October 13th, 2006 · 8 Comments · Off-topic

I was having lunch with a friend of mine yesterday, who mentioned in passing about the Irish Internet Association’s Net Visionary awards.She asked how come I had been nominated? Huh? Then followed five minutes where she wouldn’t believe that I knew nothing about it.  It appears I have been nominated in the category of: “Social […]

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The key, the sink and the heir…

October 13th, 2006 · 3 Comments · Off-topic

Things have been quiet on the blog recently.  There’s an easy explanation - I was on vacation and have been trying to get back on an even keel since I returned.  Of course what happened the day before I went on vacation was far more stressful than coming back to a full in-box… Friday before vacation was […]

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Putting things in perspective

October 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Public Relations

I found out today that David Stewart, an Irish journalist and blogger passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer. He was only 46 years of age. My thoughts go to his family, he’ll be missed. May he rest in piece. Tweet This Post

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Making a social contribution..

October 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Off-topic

I was having lunch with a friend of mine yesterday, who mentioned in passing about the Irish Internet Association’s Net Visionary awards. She asked how come I had been nominated? Huh? Then followed five minutes where she wouldn’t believe that I knew nothing about it.  It appears I have been nominated in the category of: […]

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