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Entries from April 15th, 2009

Speechless…

April 15th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Public Relations

I spotted this on Ragan earlier today.  You might have seen it already. I hadn’t. It’s a great example of the changing nature of communications and how, these new tools and channels are in many cases creating new and more frequent crises for companies of every size, in every sector. The video (below) left me […]

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PR: I like this…

April 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Public Relations

I got an e-mail from Anna Tabakh from 5WPR on behalf of Predicto. Often PR people cross the line when they’re trying to quickly take advantage of an event – think companies who have jumped on natural disasters etc. but I like this stunt. You’ve probably heard of Dena Christoffersen, a 13 year old who […]

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Are you following me?

April 13th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Social Media

Well Twitter’s popularity continues to grow (as can be evidenced by the return of the whale). I have a chequered relationship with Twitter.  I have been a cynic, a convert, a lapsed practitioner and a pragmatist. I see great utility in the service, along with great waste, great opportunities and great disappointments. Overall though I […]

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There are mountains around here?

April 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Off-topic

Well I’m five weeks now in the sunny Pacific NorthWest (well it’s Sunny today!). There was an interesting opinion piece on the New York Times blog about the changes taking place in Ireland now that the Celtic Tiger has found somewhere to rest her weary bones. If you’d like to know about Ireland’s economic woes, […]

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Watch your language…

April 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Off-topic

Oscar Wilde once wrote: We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language.   I have to say that my language transition to the US (in my opinion – my colleagues may feel differently!) has been free from any major problems…so far. However, today I encountered a rather amusing – though […]

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