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Entries from July 25th, 2008

Out of Blog…

July 25th, 2008 · No Comments · Off-topic

Well I am delighted to inform you that I am off for two week’s holiday to the wilds of Ireland with no Interweb, RSS feeds, twitters or e-mail. See you around the 11th of August… Tweet This Post

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Some PR on a Friday…

July 25th, 2008 · No Comments · Public Relations, Social Media

Trevor Cook has a very interesting post titled "The revolution may not be blogged" which ponders whether the "new media revolution" has stalled somewhat. Moreover, when they do blog organisations, like Telstra, often find it extraordinarily difficult to see their social media efforts as anything more than just another way to get out messages and […]

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The passing of a great human being…

July 25th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Off-topic

Back in October I first became aware of Randy Pausch.  I’m sure there’s few of you who aren’t aware of the man who delivered the famed "Last Lecture". His talk inspired me.  His talk saddened me.  His talk made me laugh.  But most of all, his talk made me think. What an incredible gentleman. Since […]

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Smart communications

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · Off-topic

If you’ll forgive me, this is an old one, (from 1992) but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fantastic. Northwest Airlines and Southwest Airlines were in disagreement over who was number 1 in customer satisfaction. This was the Southwest response. It makes me smile anyway. From the Southwest Advertising Gallery. Tweet This Post

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Devices of mass disruption… what is PR?.. Blog rankings… Web 2.0 fatigue…

July 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Public Relations

Device of mass disruption or eh is it a phone? Guys seriously I have stayed silent on this subject long enough.  It’s a phone. It’s not a six inch device of mass disruption. Apple has done a good design job but I am bored to my back teeth with the ridiculous posts and tweets. I […]

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Ireland: Blog Digest [vanity post]

July 22nd, 2008 · No Comments · Off-topic

Things have been a little quiet here as I was away last week in Atlanta, Georgia on business.  While it was nice, given our current Summer, to get some heat into the bones, I’m not sure I’m made for that much heat! If you’ll excuse the self-promotion, Marie Boran was kind enough to mention this […]

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Irish Times: PR Keeping up appearances

July 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Public Relations

Shane Hegarty has a piece in this weekend’s Irish Times on the (potential) impact of the downturn on the PR business in Ireland. You wouldn’t have thought it this week, however. The Government’s announcement that widespread cutbacks would include a halving of the PR, consultants and advertising budget was a sign that hard times may […]

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PR depression, online PR slides, online journalism, Spectrum 48K, McDonalds, social media and the best telemarketing call ever…

July 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Public Relations, Social Media

From the perspective of a long-time PR practitioner, I have to admit that I find this thoroughly depressing.   Karen Miller Russell has an interesting post on measuring social media.  The post is based on content from the recent Edelmen summit in the US. Via Mr. Collister.   SlideShare has a collection on online presentations […]

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Twitter Tourettes

July 10th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Social Media

[Warning, grumpy old man post] So I have been jumping in and out of Twitter, mostly lurking, the odd bit of participation. My opinion of Twitter has changed since January.  I do see value in it.  Sometimes it’s interesting, sometimes it’s informative and sometimes it’s useful (often it’s not ). Sometimes Twitter will even facilitate […]

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Help… I think I’m a middle of the road digital PR guy…

July 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Public Relations

I can think of no greater insult (speaking personally) than being described as “middle of the road”.  Anyone who knows me can probably can attest to the fact I’m a little excitable and certainly opinionated But I am increasingly coming to the realisation that as time goes on, when we’re discussing online PR, I am […]

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