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Entries from February 17th, 2012

Do you get bad grammar off people?

February 17th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Public Relations

I blame my grandmother. She loved providing real-time feedback on my grammar and her favorite was the difference between ‘off’ and ‘from’. If I innocently reported to her that I had received something off someone, she would immediately respond that “you get fleas off people, but you get things from them”. Indeed. While I am […]

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Some PR posts and a mini rant…

February 15th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Public Relations

So I’ve been trawling through my PR RSS feeds and I’m including some interesting posts below, but before I get to that indulge me for a moment…  Mini rant: What was interesting in reviewing these posts is the fact that the ‘PR 2.0’ moniker continues to live.  What is PR 2.0?  Should my business card […]

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Do PR agencies need to adapt or die?

February 14th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Public Relations, Social Media

Darika Ahrens at Forrester has blogged that that changing nature of ‘interactive marketing’ has the potential to make PR agencies largely irrelevant: Why is PR at risk of losing their seat at the interactive table? Traditional media decreasing in relevancy Frontline ‘public relations’ online moving in-house PR agencies tend to lack specialised service Interactive marketing […]

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When you’re communicating be true to yourself

February 7th, 2012 · No Comments · Public Relations

Shakespeare wrote that when words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain. It’s not a problem we typically encounter these days. In fact verbal flatulence is everywhere. Back in olden times (early and mid 1990s) one of the favorite journalist tricks was the pregnant pause. Sit and look at your interviewee. Peer over your […]

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