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Entries from November 29th, 2007

The Incendiary PR Question…

November 29th, 2007 · 3 Comments · Public Relations

I have been Blog AWOL for the past few weeks as work and family life have taken precedence. I see that Mike Butcher over at TechCrunch UK has asked the ultimate "light fuse and stand back" question:   "Which firm, or which individual PR person, is the best for tech/mobile startups (either in the UK […]

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Interweb increases crisis management for everyone…

November 13th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Public Relations

If you are an "oldie" like me, you probably find yourself using the term "young people" more often every day, but you also probably remember crisis communications being an exception rather than an everyday occurrence. The advent of the Interweb, along with e-mail, blogs and now social networks, has meant that new previously unseen crises […]

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PR Social Networks

November 13th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Public Relations, Social Media

Back in March I kicked off the Online PR social network over at Ning. We’ve billed it as the "lazy person’s" social network – there’s no peer pressure to get involved etc. It just sits there quietly. There are now 63 members.  Now, while I agree it’s not exactly Facebook or MyRagan (which now has […]

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Travel just got a little easier…. for me

November 13th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Off-topic

Greetings from Seattle. A few hardy souls may remember a post from long ago about the difficulty I usually have travelling through Heathrow due to the fact that my parents didn’t spend a lot of time coming up with an imaginative first name – and the fact that many others share that same name combination. […]

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Fake blogs, Useful blogs and blog relations…

November 8th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Public Relations

  Listening to For Immediate Release yesterday I picked up on news of a new EU directive concerning unfair commercial practices.  As Neville writes: The Directive is due to become part of EU members’ national laws in early 2008. Social media channels such as blogs – and fake blogs in particular – are included, according […]

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PR: Charity and the Media

November 5th, 2007 · No Comments · Public Relations

Today, I received an e-mail from Emma Wickenden regarding a UK charity project called VAMU (Voluntary Action Media Unit) which was set up with the aim of: …researching and improving the relationship between charities and the media. We want to encourage debate about the place of voluntary sector stories in media coverage. Through our research […]

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Has PR really come to this?

November 5th, 2007 · No Comments · Public Relations

Silicon Alley Insider reports on a reputed disagreement between two US PR firms. Please tell me it ain’t so… NO ONE wins from this. Well, no one except the voyeurs out there…. Well that’s probably most of us…. And to think we were all worried about poor blog pitches last week… You see it’s all […]

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Why is everyone surprised about bad blog relations?

November 1st, 2007 · 4 Comments · Public Relations

Over the past week there’s been a lot of discussion about the paucity of good PR practice online.  The recent Chris Anderson and Marshall Kirkpatrick episodes have created a lot of hand wringing across the world of blogs on how PR people "don’t get it". Quelle surprise! If you’ve ever listened to a journalist offload […]

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