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Entries from February 23rd, 2007

User generated arguments..

February 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment · Off-topic

A former colleague of mine, Andy West, has a new venture underway at Friction.TV. It’s an interesting idea, it’s a portal for user generated videos where you upload a video of your opinion on a particular matter, for example politics, business sport etc. Then you can tag your contribution so you build up a range […]

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The reality about blogging and influence…

February 23rd, 2007 · 3 Comments · Public Relations

Before I begin this post let me provide clear guidance on my position. Firstly, I am a passionate advocate of blogging and the rest of the online tools.  I firmly believe that these technologies will have a major and profound impact on how we communicate – albeit these technologies may not ultimately look like they […]

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Dilbert on PR…

February 19th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Public Relations

It looks like Dilbert is following PR Watch’s lead on the dark and mysterious world of Public Relations… Tweet This Post

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How do I sleep at night?

February 14th, 2007 · 6 Comments · Public Relations

Like a big overgrown baby that’s how. Man, if only my professional life was as exciting and dynamic as this video suggests [Via Philip]. Now don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of unethical practices such as astroturfing going on out there. But I think I’m safe suggesting that the vast majority of PR is about helping […]

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Never let the facts get in the way of a good rant…

February 14th, 2007 · No Comments · Public Relations

Shel’s post brought a smile to my face. At a recent get together in Atlanta, Robert French commented to Shel: ..that he wished those who enthuse over blogs as a replacement for traditional channels of communication (i.e., press releases) would study the issue before talking as though they have been practitioners for years. He is not […]

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Don’t forget what Web 2.0 is about…

February 8th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Social Media

Sometimes when you get too close to the hyperbole around Web 2.0 you start to believe the hype or worse accept the hype as reality. The exciting thing about Web 2.0 isn’t the zealots preaching from their lofty perches. The exciting thing about Web 2.0 isn’t the death of off-line, traditional or other things. No. […]

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