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Traditional media, ghosts, online friends and no comment…

March 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Public Relations

Well a month has passed since I arrived in the United States. Here is a meek attempt at a catch up.  You may find some interesting stuff here. America’s traditional media challenges continue In case you missed it, the Pew Research Center has published the 2009 edition of their “State of the News Media” an […]

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PR depression, online PR slides, online journalism, Spectrum 48K, McDonalds, social media and the best telemarketing call ever…

July 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Public Relations, Social Media

From the perspective of a long-time PR practitioner, I have to admit that I find this thoroughly depressing.   Karen Miller Russell has an interesting post on measuring social media.  The post is based on content from the recent Edelmen summit in the US. Via Mr. Collister.   SlideShare has a collection on online presentations […]

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Plain speaking, ethical, hip but mad as a badger…

June 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Public Relations, Social Media

You’re celebrating what? I touched on this earlier in the week but we really need to start providing some perspective when talking about the impact of <insert online buzz word here> on communication.  There are still a couple of people who shower, dress, go out of the house and listen to the radio. This is […]

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PR Spam: The post I meant to write

May 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Public Relations, Social Media

Often I find that one of the defining characteristics of a burning online issue is a lot of hyperbole, coupled with people taking themselves far too seriously as the self-appointed defenders of what’s acceptable in “their” online universe. They should chill out. Don’t get me wrong we should call out laziness, stupidity and malpractice but […]

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The PR spam victims bite back… and the response…

May 9th, 2008 · 9 Comments · Public Relations

Bad or irrelevant PR pitches are nothing new.  Many of us, in our more quiet moments, will admit to probably not investing the time and effort we should have from time to time (a long time ago obviously ).  The key thing is to remember your mistake and learn from it.  We’re seeing more journalists […]

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A well built house starts with the foundations…

May 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Public Relations

I am a self confessed grumpy old man. As a result I found myself absent mindedly nodding and grunting in agreement with Todd Defren’s post “Everything is Important“. Ironically, people say, “Think Big Picture” when they want to coax you to forget about the details.  But the more you think about The Big Picture, the […]

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Survey reveals how teenagers are communicating…

April 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Public Relations

I find it quite disturbing that the further away you move from your teenage years, the more you become like your parents, even though you were always adamant you’d remain hip and cool when you got older…. Anyway, enough of my personal struggles, on to more interesting, though related, matters… Habbo, the virtual world for […]

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And you thought managing press lists was complex…

April 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Public Relations, Social Media

Brian Solis writes about the impact of  “Web 2.0″ on Public Relations. While I sometimes think that Brian is in danger of veering into the world of the bubble, his writing is always interesting, thought provoking and worth a read. His latest post talks about how content and conversations move to where people see value […]

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Traditional media is dead, no it isn’t, yes it is…. etc.

April 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Public Relations, Social Media

You’ve probably already seen the data released by the Newspaper Association of America which shows that total print advertising in the US declined 9.4% to $42 Billion, the largest decline since records began in 1950. Total advertising revenue in 2007, which includes online revenue, decreased 7.9% to $45.3 billion. Not stellar results, but not the […]

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Web 2.0: Is it time for adult supervision?

March 28th, 2008 · 10 Comments · Public Relations

I’m sorry I missed Euroblog 2008 it looked like a great event with a great line-up. I have made a personal commitment to try and get out a bit more. There’s no question that this new online communications stuff is important. It’s not just important for PR people it’s has pretty major societal implications. I […]

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