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True life is always stranger than fiction…

May 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Off-topic

I previously wrote about my love of language in general and the writing of the vintage UK TV series “Yes Minister” in particular. Yes Minister for the uninitiated was a sitcom based around the relationship of a UK government minister and his daily struggle with his civil servants. Well a story in the UK Daily […]

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The “power” of the PR embargo..

February 26th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Public Relations

Funny take on the effectiveness of the PR embargo (adult language warning)… Tweet This Post

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PR Miscellany – January 31st 2010

January 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Public Relations, Social Media

So you won’t be surprised to find out I’ve been a little behind on my RSS feed reading. It’s been busy recently. Slipping through the (PR) feeds, it’s interesting to note that probably 90+% of “PR” posts are actually about social media.  Now social media is clearly very important, but to me, the intersection of […]

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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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Watch your language…

April 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Off-topic

Oscar Wilde once wrote: We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language.   I have to say that my language transition to the US (in my opinion – my colleagues may feel differently!) has been free from any major problems…so far. However, today I encountered a rather amusing – though […]

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Forewarned is Forearmed…

March 31st, 2009 · No Comments · Off-topic

Fast Company takes a look at how April Fools’ Day can help your brand. They include a link to the grand daddy of April Fools, the BBC’s 1957 spaghetti documentary. So, when you get an e-mail tomorrow telling you someone on Twitter or a blogger has posted something with great insight, check the calendar… Tweet […]

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A nice story (for a change)

March 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Off-topic

With all the hot air, and the growing number of mind-numbing self-styled gurus you find on the InterWeb, it’s sometimes nice to celebrate a nice story. I’m sure many of you (19,000,000 and counting) have seen Matt Harding’s video, Where the Hell is Matt? where he dances all over the world. He contributed a nice […]

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Some light relief…

February 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Off-topic

I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, here it’s grey and wet.  So here’s some light entertainment you might have seen before. British comedian Eddie Izzard’s take on Darth Vader going to the Death Star cafeteria. Mild swearing… it put a smile on my face  (and 6,000,000 other people to date).… […]

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The importance of media training…

January 15th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Public Relations

I came across this old video on the South African PR blog Practical Relations, it’s an interview with an Australian politician in the wake of shipping disaster. I suspect it’s not real but probably from a comedy show, but either way it’s pretty amusing and a great piece of video for your next media training […]

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Sometimes you need something to smile about

January 8th, 2009 · No Comments · Off-topic

Here’s a really nice story… Two childhood sweethearts, aged six and seven, eloped from Hanover in northern Germany on New Year’s Eve, determined to tie the knot under the African sun.   Read on… Tweet This Post

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