Murphy's Law

Tom Murphy

Tue, 19 Nov 2002 09:02:17 GMT

There’s been a lot of response to two recent articles.

First up, Thomas Charlton and his career ending interview with Inc. has caused a lot of interest and we’re trying to find out any additional information on his departure. Trayce Zimmermann who’s a boxing publicist loved the mix of boxing and technology! Trayce thought the mixture might have been a bit “tough” for Inc and given the feedback on the magazine’s online bulletin board it would seem that’s the case. Trayce is the recipient of the most interesting PR vertical market award 🙂

I also had a lot of feedback on the story about Springbok PR closing its doors.

James Horton, who looks after the well known Online-PR site, commented that while in the past many in the PR industry had pondered if the conglomerates would fall apart over time, he believes that: “the large firms will remain because they can serve large accounts. They will, however, have offices that fall apart regularly, which they will close or replace with new teams. And, they will continue to buy mid-sized firms to bulk revenues.”

I’d agree with much of that thinking. However during the end of the last decade there were fears expressed that independent firms were becoming a thing of the past. Now, in a difficult economic climate, smaller firms have an advantage over the large conglomerates in terms of flexibility and a smaller cost base. I expect we will see an expanding number of independents who are growing quickly. And that has to be good for the PR business. Full stop.

And on the subject of small independent firms, Phil Gomes who hosts his own PR blog, has jointly founded a new independent hi-tech agency G2B Group. We wish him the best of luck!

Written by Tom Murphy

November 19, 2002 at 10:02 am

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