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Entries from February 27th, 2008

You need to manage your client’s online reputation

February 27th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Public Relations

Following on from my post last week on cleansing your reputation, last Sunday’s UK Times has a follow up written by Rosie Millard on her personal travails with someone hijacking her online reputation. Rosie goes and talks to some "online reputation management" experts. Seriously folks, this shouldn’t be a standalone business.  Online reputation management (clear, […]

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Angry journalists… and more on Twitter

February 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Public Relations

The Bad Pitch blog has unearthed a fascinating site I hadn’t heard of before: AngryJournalist.com which provides a welcome facility for journalist to vent about what’s bugging them. While there’s plenty of venting about PR, I was actually surprised there wasn’t more.  Unfortunately the site is anonymous and there’s no tags or categories so you […]

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Grumpy views on PR…

February 25th, 2008 · No Comments · Public Relations

Just in case your were feeling all happy and content, two UK bloggers had the misfortune to ask me my opinions on the state of PR and blogging recently…   Sarah Stimson: "I met my latest interviewee, Tom Murphy, about 18 months ago when he was delivering part of the "Delivering the New PR" conference…." […]

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PR Retirement Home

February 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Public Relations

As long as I have worked in PR there has always been an uneasy relationship between those that practice in an agency and those that practice in-house. As someone who has spent time in both roles, this doesn’t really surprise me.  After all working in an agency and working inside are in many respects very […]

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There are some things we’re just not supposed to understand…

February 23rd, 2008 · 4 Comments · Off-topic

Earlier today I had the pleasure of attending Croke Park for the Ireland-Scotland Six Nations match. Sitting in the Hogan stand we had a fantastic view and as usual there was vociferous support for both teams.  Everyone was having a great time except that is for the poor woman sitting in the row ahead of […]

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Cleansing your online reputation…

February 18th, 2008 · 11 Comments · Public Relations

Just stop for one moment.  Think about where people go to find out about your company, your client, your product, your service or your industry. It’s pretty straightforward. They use a search engine. Search Engines are incredibly important in ensuring that your company is top of mind among current and prospective clients. I’m always amazed […]

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"They just don’t get it"… or is it me?

February 4th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Public Relations

No one phrase chills my blood more than the declaration: "they just don’t get it".  It’s remarkable how often you hear it.  I find the closer you are to a particular ivory tower, the more often it occurs. Translated it means "it’s all about my views", if they disagree they’re stupid. It’s anathema to good […]

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