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Sometimes it’s good to stop and take stock

October 16th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Off-topic

Blog notification: This is one of those self-indulgent rambling posts that I do from time to time. Part-introspective, part-grumpy… We “office” workers are probably are working longer and harder than ever before.  We deal with more information from more sources, we juggle meetings, calls, work, e-mail, IM, social media and of course most important of […]

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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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Pining for the Six Nations

February 5th, 2010 · 3 Comments · CSR

This time of year means one thing for me (and it doesn’t involve the weather), it’s Six Nations time. This is the time of the year when the excitement starts to build. When thousands of Irish, English, French, Welsh, Scottish and Italians criss-cross Europe following their teams.  When town centres are crammed with supporters, colour […]

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Where’s your pride?

January 30th, 2010 · No Comments · Public Relations

On a cold Dublin day in 1985, the Irish rugby team were playing England at Lansdowne Road.  The country’s rugby team has traditionally played with a lot of pride and passion, but never had the quality to trouble the world’s best teams on a consistent basis (I am delighted to report that the situation is […]

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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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The guilt of social media..

September 28th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Social Media

My (relatively) recent resolution to maintain my social media consumption and production, has waned in the past couple of weeks.  The usual excuses; lots to do; busy at work; busy at home… I spent the weekend with family and friends only wasting fleeting moments checking work e-mail to make sure all was well with the […]

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The joy of… language

September 12th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Off-topic

During a meeting earlier this week I spotted a well thumbed copy of Eats, Shoots & Leaves on an office book shelf.  This discovery sparked an enjoyable conversation on the power of language. Of course if you’re working in Public Relations then language is occupational currency. Later in the week I was absent mindedly browsing […]

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Setting the picture straight..

August 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Off-topic

Following my last post, Sorcha feels that I am doing my poor daughter a disservice by using the photograph I did.  She thinks that I should post some nice photos of Anna to make amends. I’m happy to comply (like I had a choice in the matter). Tweet This Post

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Living in the woods..

June 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Off-topic

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Leinster – Heineken Cup Champions 2009

May 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Off-topic

Following my previous post on the subject, it’s good to see that my absence is proving a catalyst for unparalleled achievement in Irish sport. Whatever about an Irish grand slam, Saturday’s result with Leinster winning the European Cup proves beyond doubt that I am a talisman of doom for any team unlucky enough to be […]

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