Disclaimer: This is Tom Murphy’s personal weblog. In an ideal world the opinions I express on this blog and the associated web pages would represent my own personal views and not those of my current, prior or future employers. Of course we know the world is never that simple and I’ll write on this blog with that in mind .
- Murphy’s Law is my blog about Public Relations and technology.
- PR Opinions, is an archive of all my PR posts from March 2002 to August 2006.
I live and work in Washington state in the United States where I work as director of communications for Microsoft Windows, leading a team of smart, creative people focused on communications and storytelling for consumers, businesses and application developers. Prior to joining the Windows team I spent four years working on Corporate Citizenship communications at Microsoft Corporation. I moved to the United States in March 2009. Prior to that I spent four years running Microsoft’s local Citizenship and Public Relations programs in Ireland.
I started working in public relations in 1992 and I’ve had the great fortune to work in a range of great in-house and agency roles working with many of the world’s greatest technology brands such as Corel, Gateway, Intel and Microsoft, as well as a range of successful independent start-ups. I’ve also had fantastic opportunities to work around Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia and North America.
I started blogging about public relations and other things in 2002. I am a passionate advocate of the importance of great communications and the positive impact of social media. However, I am a pragmatist and I eschew the hyperbole you often find about social media. I believe that great PR starts with your business objectives and your strategy. Social media is no different. Understand your business and your audience – avoid the hype!
If I blog about a Microsoft product or service it will be tagged with He would say that – that’s my formal disclosure tag.
I’m married to the long-suffering Sorcha and we have the world’s best son, Cillian and the world’s best daughter, Anna.
If you want to get in contact:
E-mail: tpemurphy -AT- hotmail.com
MSN IM: tpemurphy -AT- hotmail.com
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