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Entries from November 30th, 2006

You could hear a pin drop…

November 30th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Off-topic

Yes, it’s quiet up here, but then there are some very good reasons for it. I have also spent the past month manfully trying to grow a beard for charity.  To make matters worse tomorrow the beard will morph into an awful red moustache – but for one day only! The fund raising is branded ”Tache for […]

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Still only one life…

November 14th, 2006 · 4 Comments · Social Media

OK, I tried, honestly I did.  I registered, downloaded the software, installed it. Clicked on the Second Life icon with trembling or should I say quaking fingers and then… I waited… “Your graphics card is not supported… “ I am assuming this is a Second Life-Vista related issue as I have a standard modern laptop running […]

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Is there ever a good time?

November 14th, 2006 · 5 Comments · Public Relations

Someone recently gave me a great piece of advice.  Want to know when a technology has moved from “early adopttion” to the mainstream?  Here’s a hint, it’s not when the bloggers tell you, but rather it’s when the industry conferences and seminars for that topic cease to exist.  I think that’s not a bad indicator, […]

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Number of PR Bloggers in Ireland doubles in a few months

November 14th, 2006 · No Comments · Social Media

Piaras Kelly is first out of the blocks again with news that we now have our fourth PR blogger in Ireland. Natalie Buhl is a student at DIT. I’m sure Bernie’s students must be blogging?  Ronnie’s blog is a little on the quiet side, of course those in glass houses…. Tweet This Post

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Delivering the New PR… a retrospective

November 13th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Public Relations

Well the “Delivering the New PR” series came to an end in London last week.  It was our fifth event and the last in the present series.  The good news is that we do plan to prepare for our difficult “second series” . I’ve really enjoyed the events.  It’s a testament to Philip Young and […]

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A path less travelled…

November 13th, 2006 · No Comments · Public Relations

As any of you who read this blog from time to time already know, I sometimes like to take the contrarian view on certain PR issues, particularly around “Web 2.0″ – the greatest attempt at re-creating the Internet bubble known to man. Sometimes I take these views just to be annoying and sometimes because a […]

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Hefty at 57,000,000 but nice…

November 13th, 2006 · No Comments · Off-topic

Neville and Shel are bringing For Immediate Release back to once a week (every Monday) with additional ad hoc Podcasts, so you’re running out of weeks to enjoy their Thursday installment. Speaking of nice and hefty, Morgan McLintic (yet another Second Lifer) points to Technorati’s Dave Sifry’s latest blog stats which show 57,000,000 blogs now being […]

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Calling all European PR practitioners..

November 8th, 2006 · No Comments · Public Relations

If you a PR professional practicing in Europe why not participate in the EuroBlog 2007 survey which looks at how social media is impacting PR in Europe. You can find the survey here. There’s also a EuroBlog blog here. More information from Philip Young.   tags: PR, Euroblog Tweet This Post

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Delivering the New PR Finale…

November 6th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Public Relations

This Friday the University of Sunderland talk series: “Delivering the New PR” comes to a close with a second event in London. The event has all the usual suspects: Chris, Elizabeth, Neville, Nicky, Philip, Stuart and the gang from Don’t Panic. The event takes place in at the Marriot Hotel, Regents Park in London this Friday, November 10th […]

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It’s PR Jim… just as we know it…

November 6th, 2006 · 4 Comments · Public Relations

If you’re reading this blog, chances are you read other PR blogs.  If that’s the case it’s probably fair to assume that you know there’s a lot of interesting online developments out there that promise to have a major impact on how we communicate – all of us, not just PR pros. However, the problem […]

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