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Entries from April 19th, 2008

Happiness is…

April 19th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Off-topic

Off-line, no e-mail, RSS, conference calls, twitter, or blogging for a week   Tweet This Post

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UK media research finds online media is a boon for PR :-)

April 17th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Public Relations, Social Media

Now I’m the first person to point out that the great thing about most research is that anyone can bend the findings to support their own opinions.  So indulge me here. Some of my biggest issues with the prevalent Web 2.0/Smeedia thinking are: The belief that the demise of traditional media is a good thing […]

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Smeedia shorts…

April 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Public Relations, Social Media

Thinking of starting a corporate blog? John Cass offers some practical considerations before you start.   Todd Defren has an interesting post on how they managed bloggers at their client’s event, the RSA Conference.   I was surfing (is that an old person’s term now?) around and found this post on PR Week: “Social media […]

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One for the adults….

April 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Off-topic

Someone sent me this link to a classic piece of stand up from the late great Dave Allen (not to be confused with the time management David Allen) on teaching your kids to tell the time… Tweet This Post

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Social media or smeedia as I call it…

April 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Public Relations, Social Media

There’s loads of content being published on the Interweb around all this social media stuff.  Here’s a selection of some posts I’ve read or ferreted away for future review…. In the real world… Misukanis & Odden’s Media Relations blog has 11 tips for pitching reporters – for the younger readers: reporters are also sometimes called […]

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Press Release Tips

April 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Public Relations

Now before anyone goes and chokes on their panini – just a quick reality check – press releases still matter. Yes there are many poor press releases, but they still present information in a standard, recognizable format and while there are clearly benefits to using the social media release, in reality the press release is […]

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Something to make you smile…

April 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Off-topic

Just as a quick escape from all the hyperbole, here’s a nice story that made me smile… A Michigan woman and her family were vacationing in a small New England town where Paul Newman and his family often visited. One Sunday morning, the woman got up early to take a long walk. After a brisk […]

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Survey reveals how teenagers are communicating…

April 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Public Relations

I find it quite disturbing that the further away you move from your teenage years, the more you become like your parents, even though you were always adamant you’d remain hip and cool when you got older…. Anyway, enough of my personal struggles, on to more interesting, though related, matters… Habbo, the virtual world for […]

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There’s hope for the Digital Immigrants yet…

April 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Off-topic

  View the full cartoon at: http://www.dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/archive/dilbert-20080409.html Tweet This Post

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My idea of hell…

April 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Off-topic

Forget the safety issues – of which there are many – is there any worse idea than the idea of allowing mobile phone calls on planes? I can think of nothing worse than sitting for 1, 6 or 9 hours listening to people barking into their mobiles, hearing text messages arriving and worse. Can you […]

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