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Entries from September 30th, 2009

Stop, listen and think..

September 30th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Public Relations

It’s accepted that we are all incredibly busy these days.  We’re rushing around, juggling plans, meetings, calls, issues, projects and to-do lists – not to mention e-mail and Twitter.  It’s very easy to keep your head down and plough on. It is however – in my humble opinion -incredibly important to stop on a regular […]

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PR & Social Media Miscellany – September 29th 2009

September 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Public Relations, Social Media

Here are a selection of links to some interesting content I found during my most recent attempt to review all my RSS feeds…   Public Relations & Media Content PR Agency pitches.. I missed this, but fascinating discussion nonetheless.  In the UK, following an agency pitch process, confused.com decided to pay some of the unsuccessful […]

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The guilt of social media..

September 28th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Social Media

My (relatively) recent resolution to maintain my social media consumption and production, has waned in the past couple of weeks.  The usual excuses; lots to do; busy at work; busy at home… I spent the weekend with family and friends only wasting fleeting moments checking work e-mail to make sure all was well with the […]

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Thinking about mobile communications…

September 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

As a communications profession we all (I hope) invest a lot of time and energy thinking about effective communications and how best to reach and engage with audiences.  While traditional media remains incredibly important, there’s clearly a lot of focus on how social media is also impacting communications. So what about mobile? The “Did you […]

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Changing media consumption habits (and we’re not talking about social media)

September 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Following Jon Snow’s interesting talk about how the media is changing, another venerable TV journalist, this time on the other side of the Atlantic, has shared his views on how the consumption of media is changing. Speaking at a Poynter Institute for Media Studies event earlier in the week, Ted Koppel bemoaned the trend towards […]

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The joy of… language

September 12th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Off-topic

During a meeting earlier this week I spotted a well thumbed copy of Eats, Shoots & Leaves on an office book shelf.  This discovery sparked an enjoyable conversation on the power of language. Of course if you’re working in Public Relations then language is occupational currency. Later in the week I was absent mindedly browsing […]

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The changing world of “media” relations…

September 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Public Relations

If you viewed Jon Snow’s talk you’ll know that he gave a fascinating insight into the changes that have taken place in the media over the past couple of decades. Of course it continues apace. I haven’t seen a lot of noise in the PR blogosphere on this, but I thought Facebook’s set up of […]

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What’s the impact of new media?

September 11th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Social Media

If you live in the UK and Ireland, you know Jon Snow, the popular UK journalist and broadcaster, very well. During a recent visit to Ireland, the Institute of International and European Affairs hosted Jon for a talk he gave on the impact of new media. He discusses his start in the media business and […]

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Are you lifestreaming or is that your dad dancing?

September 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Public Relations, Social Media

At the risk of appearing (to the digerati at any rate) as something resembling a father dancing at his teenager’s party, can I ask a question? The question concerns the current online nom-de-jour: “lifestreaming”.  Now stop me if I’m wrong here – and it wouldn’t be the first time – but a Lifestream is just […]

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Don’t forget the local impact

September 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Social Media

When we think about how companies are using social media, we typically look at the big players, but I love to hear how small, local companies are using it.  I find it’s a great way to get my tired brain firing on how I think about the potential of social media. I was in downtown […]

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