Tom Murphy – Murphy's Law

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Here’s your good deed for today

July 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment · CSR

Although I have always rarely talked about my employer on this blog, I’m always willing to make an exception for a good cause. Today Microsoft (disclosure for anyone other than my mother who reads this blog: my employer) has expanded the company’s software donations program to give more nonprofits access to technology that can help […]

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Don’t be afraid of talking about Corporate Social Responsibility

March 4th, 2010 · 7 Comments · CSR, Public Relations

Partly in response to my post about the growing importance of appropriate communications on a company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts, the Textifying blog over at Arizona State University (sorry there’s no bio page and the post was written by ‘tburns’ – and I tried to leave a comment but couldn’t) published a post entitled: […]

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PR in 2010: Coping with the Cacophony

December 15th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Public Relations, Social Media

As we approach the start of a new year, and indeed a new decade, the blogosphere will no doubt be overwhelmed by predictions and forecasts of various kinds concerning the future of traditional media, social media, PR, marketing etc. So I thought I’d take a different tack. I’m going to assume that we are indeed […]

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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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New Microsoft Corporate VP of PR..

July 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Public Relations

You probably have already heard that yesterday we announced some changes at the helm of PR at Microsoft  (obviously I use the word ‘we’ in the broadest possible sense ). Simon Sproule has left Microsoft (or will at the end of August) to take a new role with the Renault-Nissan alliance in Paris. Frank Shaw […]

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Ragan Conference at Microsoft

July 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Public Relations, Social Media

For those who might be interested, there’s a Ragan conference on best practices in internal communications, PR and social media planned for November 16-18 2009 at our corporate headquarters in Redmond, WA. You can find out more details and register here. Tweet This Post

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Counting down to Cairo…

June 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Public Relations

As I mentioned last week, I’m working on the Imagine Cup World Finals at the moment.  I fly to Egypt tomorrow and to get you in the mood I thought I’d share these photos that I received over the weekend. It’s the start of the construction for the World Festival on July 7th. It’s shaping […]

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So what have I been up to?

June 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Public Relations, Social Media

Greetings.  Nearly four months since moving to the Pacific Northwest, and this blog has been very silent.  But with good reason, I’m pretty busy at work and pretty busy at home! From a work perspective, one of my major current projects is our global student competition – the Imagine Cup. It’s a global student technology […]

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How about a “win-win” for both of us?

June 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Public Relations

As someone who has sat at both sides of the table, I found this pretty funny. Of course given the side of the table I am currently sitting at, I would make the observation that this bears absolutely no resemblance to reality But then I would say that wouldn’t I  Hat tip to Guy Clapperton […]

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How do you stay organised?…

August 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Off-topic

With the growing volume of e-mails, meetings, blogs, RSS feeds, tasks, projects, plans, media outlets etc. coupled with balancing work-life balance and your sanity – staying organised and on top of things is a challenge. I’m always interested in finding out what systems people use to manage the crazy day-to-day requirements of modern living. I […]

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