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Entries from May 30th, 2007

Tired? You will be… and.. it works… oh not it doesn’t…

May 30th, 2007 · No Comments · Public Relations

Already feeling tired and over worked?  You’ll probably need some rest after reading Steve’s post. Elsewhere I’ve you are in PR and you have an RSS Reader you’ve no doubt heard of, or read Guy Kawasaki’s post on the top ten reasons PR doesn’t work and the follow up post on doing your own PR. […]

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Social Networking ID Stress Disorder

May 30th, 2007 · 4 Comments · Social Media

Apologies for the radio blog silence.  Travel, work and parenting has been keeping me pre-occupied recently. I think I am beginning to suffer from SONIDS, a very new condition I’ve just named.  I am wondering is it just me who has multiple orphaned social networking and application accounts? At risk of ruining my already flagging […]

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Common, I mean popular names…

May 20th, 2007 · 3 Comments · Off-topic

I’m in Seattle this week and now I’ve remembered why I’ve been avoiding using Heathrow as my US connection. You see I’ve written before about the pitfalls of parents not spending a little more time choosing kids’ names.  One of my thousands of namesakes is, how do I put this nicely, not very popular with […]

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Text 100: 25 years old and still going…

May 16th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Public Relations

I just read Morgan McLintic’s post today on Text 100 turning twenty five. I spent many happy years at Text 100 learning the ropes the way most people in our industry do (or is that did?). I must say that for all the hard work I absolutely loved it. There was a fantastic group of people […]

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Why most PR bloggers are in the out-house

May 16th, 2007 · 7 Comments · Public Relations

The World’s Leading posed an interesting question last week:   Why is it that there are so few in-house PR people blogging?   It’s a good question. More than that, it’s an important question. Balanced opinions are better opinions The debate among PR bloggers on the shiny new new thing is interesting, but the really […]

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Do you want to SuperSize that PR Campaign?

May 10th, 2007 · 5 Comments · Public Relations

Jeremiah Owyang spotted a new store on his way to work.  It sits in a row of other shops.  But this one is a little different. It’s not selling stationery, sandwiches or coffee.  Nope, it’s selling PR. The PR Store is a franchise offering small businesses marketing, PR and advertising solutions. Clever idea.  I know […]

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PR in Ireland Stuff

May 10th, 2007 · No Comments · Public Relations

Couple of items. Firstly I’ve found a fifth PR person in Ireland blogging: Jenny Kent from Clear Communication in Cork (I think, it doesn’t really say). Secondly Piaras Kelly has released his first podcast – that would be the first Irish PR podcast Tweet This Post

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Delivering the New PR 2.0 – London, June 5th 2007

May 8th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Public Relations

The latest event in the University of Sunderland’s Delivering the New PR series is taking place at the Marriott Hotel, Regents Park, London from 9.30am on June 5th, 2007. You can find more information in the online brochure here. The event will include spots from the series inventor: Philip Young; the podcast legend Neville Hobson; and of course […]

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PR Stuff…

May 8th, 2007 · 3 Comments · Public Relations

Drawing on all that’s good about “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid”, Luke Armour has pulled together a very funny PR murder mystery.  Worth the download! And no hype or discussion on Web 2.0… brilliant.   While recognizing the folly of relying on statistics, Neville has some compelling evidence on why the integration of the online […]

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PR: Ying + Yang is the discussion

May 1st, 2007 · 2 Comments · Public Relations

I was watching Ray Ozzie’s keynote at the Microsoft MIX 07 event in Las Vegas this week and one of his opening comments struck a chord: I’ve been fortunate enough to have survived five major platform shifts over the course of my career, and in each case at the beginning of an era, somebody took […]

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