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Entries from December 22nd, 2006

Merry Christmas

December 22nd, 2006 · 1 Comment · Off-topic

In Ireland, this is without question the best part of the year.  People return home, families come together and you can’t help stumbling over old friends. It’s also the time of the year that you can legitimately re-charge the batteries and indulge yourself. So, Merry Christmas to everyone, wherever you are. Tweet This Post

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Five things Meme

December 22nd, 2006 · 6 Comments · Off-topic

Kevin Dugan has tagged me for this five things meme.  Given the season that’s in it, I’m participating :-)  Clear Vision: I’ve always known what I didn’t want to do.  Before leaving college there were two things I knew I didn’t want anything to do with.  Firstly, computers and secondly, Public Relations.  Fifteen years of doing computer PR tells […]

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Best Profnet Queries for 2006

December 20th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Public Relations

I’m a sucker for creativity, so kudos to New York-based PR Firm Morris + King who have sent out a press release naming the top ten Profnet queries during 2006.  For the uninitiated, Profnet is a service offered by PR Newswire, where journalist submit requests for information or leads for upcoming features. I assume it’s […]

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Lost comments

December 20th, 2006 · No Comments · Off-topic

If anyone has posted a comment in the last few days which hasn’t appeared let me know.  It appears some comments haven’t been posted as I’ve been fighting barrell loads of comment spam.  If your comment went astray – apologies – let me know and I’ll re-post! Tweet This Post

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The importance of personal productivity…

December 19th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Public Relations

The world in which we work is changing.  We’re bombarded with more information than ever before through more media channels and devices than ever before – and researchers don’t see any slow down.  This new world of work has implications for our professional and personal lives, and it will also have a major impact on […]

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Predilection for Predictions – Themes for PR 2007

December 15th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Public Relations

“My doctor has advised me to cut back on predictions.” Conor Cruise O’Brien (1917 - )   It’s that time of the year again when we start to see reviews of the year just passing and predictions for the year to come.  I’ve made predictions in the past, but I’m no better qualified than anyone reading this post […]

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Disasters, leaks, Edelman and the journalist-blog debate…

December 13th, 2006 · No Comments · Public Relations

Blogger Note: I realize that this headline looks as though it’s a post about a disaster and a leak at Edelman – which it’s not. But hey I’m a blogger not a journalist.  In what must be a fairly easy exercise, Gerry McCusker is calling for nominations for the top ten PR disasters of 2006. I imagine the […]

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Something old, something new and something new and something old….

December 11th, 2006 · No Comments · Public Relations

Stuart Bruce has a great example, albeit not typically representative of your standard PR campaign, of why the combination of “new” and “old” media continues to offer the most potent mix in most fields of communication. The sceptic in me still wonders if it’s a marketing trick, but evidence points to the contrary.  It’s also interesting […]

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One small step…

December 6th, 2006 · 5 Comments · Off-topic

We all get caught up in our day-to-day lives  We’re stressed, under pressure, running around to meet deadlines. Sometimes it’s not a bad idea to sit back and take a breath. I had an opportunity yesterday to do just that on what was an incredibly busy day – probably the most busy day of the year […]

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Global mortification

December 3rd, 2006 · 9 Comments · Off-topic

Let me just say I’m glad it’s over and after all it has raised money for a good cause.  I will never miss a shave in the morning again… Tweet This Post

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