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Entries from June 28th, 2008

The Irish Times goes free online

June 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Off-topic

According to today’s newspaper (yes folks, that’s the paper pulp and print version) on Monday, The Irish Times will re-launch the free online version of the paper at www.irishtimes.com. The newspaper’s current home will become a free Ireland portal. You’ll still need a subscription for premium services (e.g. access to the newspapers’ archives) but the […]

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Something for the weekend..

June 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Public Relations

Richard Bailey asks why is it that it appears that women in PR are being paid less than men.   Neville Hobson reports on his visit to meet editors and reporters at the FT.   Geoff Livingston shares his five worst professional mistakes.   Andrew Smith believes that search marketing is eating PR’s lunch.   […]

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Videos for the brain…

June 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Off-topic

TED, for the uninitiated is an annual conference that brings together people from the worlds of technology, education and design (TED geddit). The conference organizers have been publishing the talks online for the past couple of years and if you haven’t watched some of them, I can’t recommend them enough. The talks are, on the […]

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Public Speaking

June 26th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Off-topic

I’m sure you’ve seen research that shows that speaking in public is one of the greatest sources of fear for modern man. For the lucky ones it’s a skill to be learned, for the rest of us it’s something to struggle with. Of course just because you don’t have Steve Jobs’ public speaking ability, doesn’t […]

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Questions…

June 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Public Relations

Piaras Kelly wonders if PR firms will be judged in the future on the power of their online networks.   Shel Israel ponders whether “new” media will become like “old” media.   I am wondering am I the only person who gets stressed reading about the stress of information overload?   I am also wondering […]

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Common sense guide to online PR

June 20th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Public Relations, Social Media

[Question for Friday: Is the term "online PR" quaint?] Brendan Cooper was in touch about PNeo, a new blog from Porter Novelli that provides a simple, common sense approach to online PR, from blogs to social bookmarks. It’s a recommended introduction. Tweet This Post

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Twitter and Outlook

June 19th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Social Media

If you’re using Twitter, then you may have got bored reading the web page updates and downloaded a little desktop application or applet for keeping in touch. (I have). One problem is that it’s yet another application. So here’s an alternative for anyone using Outlook. I stumbled across a little Twitter add-in that delivers twits […]

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PR Shorts (not trouser related)

June 15th, 2008 · No Comments · Public Relations

Shel Holtz has a great post pondering the role of the expert and the amatuer.   Jeremy Pepper celebrates the merits of the generalist and the de-merits of the specialist PR pro.   Richard Bailey has surveyed the kind of work his students are doing in agencies. Tweet This Post

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Friendfeed can change your pyjamas and remove your wrinkles

June 15th, 2008 · No Comments · Social Media

Steve is off again – is there anything FriendFeed can’t do? For background see my previous post on Steve and FriendFeed here. I do know something FriendFeed can’t do… Ready? It can’t stop online hyperbole, that’s for certain. Tweet This Post

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PR: Do you have to do it to offer it?

June 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Public Relations, Social Media

Tom Foremski claims that if a PR firm isn’t blogging etc, then they don’t really understand the medium – or at least there’s a high probability that’s the case (More from Todd Defren here). I don’t buy it. People can participate without having a blog or Friendfeed. Just because you blog doesn’t mean you’re an […]

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