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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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Treat technology as you would a friend…

October 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Social Media

I have to admit I enjoy it when the online discussion moves from the ethereal norm to something that reflects reality. The issue of information overload and the use of technology, is something that impacts everyone today. When we talk about “social media” and how “Web 2.0” will change PR, one of the key issues […]

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PR firms are bad, your personal brand, crisis communications, Apple the best at PR and how Dell is using social media….

August 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Public Relations, Social Media

  Greetings, it’s been quiet for a week which of course means my life hasn’t been… Here’s some tidbits I found waiting in my RSS reader….   Jason Calacanis offers some advice to start-ups on how to get good PR: fire the PR agency. Mmmm. While the posts does offer some good advice, and some […]

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Devices of mass disruption… what is PR?.. Blog rankings… Web 2.0 fatigue…

July 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Public Relations

Device of mass disruption or eh is it a phone? Guys seriously I have stayed silent on this subject long enough.  It’s a phone. It’s not a six inch device of mass disruption. Apple has done a good design job but I am bored to my back teeth with the ridiculous posts and tweets. I […]

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A place to put your digital stuff

July 3rd, 2008 · 6 Comments · Off-topic

So, you’re now officially digital. Fantastic. Well done. You now have your photos in Flickr, well most of them, you have your music online and oh offline, you have your documents on that external hard drive and on eh… SkyDrive… is it? The reality is that you have digital content all over the Interweb, and […]

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Twitter and Outlook

June 19th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Social Media

If you’re using Twitter, then you may have got bored reading the web page updates and downloaded a little desktop application or applet for keeping in touch. (I have). One problem is that it’s yet another application. So here’s an alternative for anyone using Outlook. I stumbled across a little Twitter add-in that delivers twits […]

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PR Round-up…

May 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Public Relations, Social Media

Devolution of Media For the uninitiated, Jim Horton is the grandfather (in a nice and not age related way!) of PR blogs, he was the first practitioner publishing content online in a meaningful way, even without RSS :-).  He continues to provide reasoned, in-depth coverage of the industry today, and he’s just published an essay: […]

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Web 2.0 needs to move towards quality…

May 8th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Social Media

I was catching up on my RSS and podcasts consumption when I found myself getting very stressed. Listening to “For Immediate Release” (Episode #341) there was a listener comment from Mitch Joel, who raised the issue of how are we supposed to manage all this information, links, networks etc. Mitch used Twitter as an illustration: […]

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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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My idea of hell…

April 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Off-topic

Forget the safety issues – of which there are many – is there any worse idea than the idea of allowing mobile phone calls on planes? I can think of nothing worse than sitting for 1, 6 or 9 hours listening to people barking into their mobiles, hearing text messages arriving and worse. Can you […]

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