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PR blogging–what are you reading?

July 2nd, 2013 · 3 Comments · Public Relations, Social Media

I’ve always been a big advocate of the productivity benefits of RSS.  It’s a simple technology – though not always understood – that is an incredible aid for anyone who needs to keep on top of vast swathes of content whether it’s breaking news, updates or online opinions.  The death of Google Reader has many […]

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You better hope that journalism makes it

March 7th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Public Relations

For all the talk about the death of media, mainstream media, traditional media, broadcast media, print media and online media, since the turn of the century, they’re still hanging on. Sure circulations are down, many traditional papers have closed down, slimmed down or moved online.  But thankfully we still have the media, we still have […]

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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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PR Blogging old timers

March 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Public Relations

Earlier today I learned from Jeremy Pepper via Twitter that Phil Gomes has temporarily suspended his blogging activities. Phil was one of the first PR folks (along with Jim Horton and Richard Bailey) that I came across when I started blogging many years ago. In a trip of pure nostalgia I searched my old blog […]

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Bloggers Note: Guest Posts

January 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Off-topic

General note to all those people kindly sending me offers to write guest posts. Unfortunately this blog only gets about 5 visitors a month (and that’s if I hit refresh a couple of times) so you’re probably better spending your time pitching and writing for a real blog like the Huffington Post or Engadget or […]

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PR, Blogging, RSS and Twitter…

August 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Public Relations

Wow, it’s August. I must be getting old, because the weeks, months and years are beginning to fly by. It’s been quiet on this blog for a while and (in tandem) my RSS reading has been sporadic at best. Of course I have a defense. I’ve been pretty busy.  Egypt was an experience, and I’ve […]

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To blog or not to blog…

July 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Public Relations

One of the constant questions since the advent of blogging has been the thorny question of whether a CEO/Executive blog should be only written by the individual in question or can be ghost written. Personally I tend to favor the former.  Blogs are about the human voice. There’s some interesting discussions taking place across the […]

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Public Relations… five years on

July 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Public Relations

Five years ago this week, a group of PR professionals with nothing more in common than an interest in blogging and social media, came together from various corners of the world to share their views on Public Relations. It was an incredibly interesting remote collaboration project that was inspired and driven by a large number […]

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It’s a question of trust

December 10th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Public Relations, Social Media

Forrester’s Josh Bernoff has published some interesting findings from a survey they undertook in the second quarter (April-June) of 2008 to find out the most trustworthy information sources. Interesting, good old e-mail comes in a #1, traditional media is holding up nicely and the poor blog (particularly the company flavour) limps in last. See the […]

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Interesting PR-related stuff

November 11th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Social Media

There has been a drought of interesting things in my RSS feeds recently, the majority of content seems to tirelessly (and boringly) focus on “blah blah is dying or dead” or “blah blah is going to change the world”. The good news is that today I came across some interesting items I thought I would […]

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