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Tom Murphy

PR Misc – January 14, 2005

 The Fleishman-Hillard crisis in LA continues apace with news that a former executive has been indicted on 11 felony counts of wire fraud. The firm gave this formal response in December.

 Matthew Podboy highlights BusinessWeek’s excellent new technology blog. He also has some interesting comments related to my previous post:

“Online communications is a new tool, not a new tool-shed. If you think it’s a whole new tool-shed that can’t share space with the other tools available to PR consultants – then good luck to you.  You’re going to need eyes in the back of your head to deposition the PR consultants who learn this stuff and incorporate it into their on-going programs.”

 Jeremy Pepper points out that the PRSA and the Council for PR Firms aren’t criticizing Ketchum for the VNR snafu.  Just as well some of the PR blogging community are. It’s nothing personal just poor practice and decision making. Ben Silverman has some additional comments and it looks like the drama is set to run.

 PR’s profile is bad enough already without us all being mistaken for advertising executives :-).

 A first for PR Opinions a look at Public Relations in Boxing

“A few years ago I was working a club fight in the Boston area, sitting at ringside near one of the fighter’s corner. At the end of a round the ref looked down at me and said, ‘Get in here and look at him’ I didn’t know what he was talking about. They he yelled at me, ‘For Christ sakes, Doc, get in here and look at him.’ With a somewhat puzzled look on my face, I looked up and said, ‘I’m just the publicist.'”

 The UK’s Brand Republic has an article on “Why advertising, marketing and PR pros should blog” written by blogger Bob Cargill.

Written by Tom Murphy

January 14, 2005 at 10:30 am

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