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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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Tom’s Bumper Summer PR Miscellany…

August 6th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Public Relations, Social Media

Here are some personal picks from my most recent trawl of the RSS feeds… What is PR? OK this is late (from last February) but worth a listen.  It’s a podcast from the BBC World Service program The Bottom Line, with some well known PR executives having a lively discussion on what Public Relations is. […]

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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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Tom’s Miscellany – December 8th 2009

December 8th, 2009 · No Comments · Public Relations, Social Media

A mixed bag of PR and media links… Sarah Evans: 5 NEW online tools for PR pros Susan Young: 10 Things Clients Say that Scare PR Professionals Journalism.co.uk: Comment: The Problem with PR email Fast Company: Mr. Social: Ashton Kutcher Plans to Be the Next New-Media Mogul Mashable: Facebook Marketing: IKEA’s Genius Use of Photo […]

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Changing media consumption habits (and we’re not talking about social media)

September 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Following Jon Snow’s interesting talk about how the media is changing, another venerable TV journalist, this time on the other side of the Atlantic, has shared his views on how the consumption of media is changing. Speaking at a Poynter Institute for Media Studies event earlier in the week, Ted Koppel bemoaned the trend towards […]

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What’s the impact of new media?

September 11th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Social Media

If you live in the UK and Ireland, you know Jon Snow, the popular UK journalist and broadcaster, very well. During a recent visit to Ireland, the Institute of International and European Affairs hosted Jon for a talk he gave on the impact of new media. He discusses his start in the media business and […]

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Watch the poor journalist…

August 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Public Relations

New Zealand news site Stuff.co.nz is doing some interesting marketing. From pelting journalists with tomatoes to “hanging” them by the feet out of a building with the slogan: “If our team don’t break stories first, there are consequences." I don’t think this is recommended in the care and feeding of journalists guide… Tweet This Post

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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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Interesting PR related online things…

May 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Public Relations, Social Media

Welcome to Friday, we even have sunny weather in this lovely part of the world. A few things bounced across my browser, RSS reader and e-mail over the past couple of days that I thought I’d share. Ford – Online Fiesta Ragan has a really interesting report on Ford’s new US social media project to […]

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Traditional media needs to take ownership of its future

May 13th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Public Relations

I have always been of the view that while traditional media is clearly under pressure, it is not going away, rather we are seeing a re-balancing of media consumption. The oft floated idea that traditional media is “dead” and that all media will be ‘user-generated’ is flawed in my opinion because people are busy and […]

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