PR Miscellany – June 03, 2005

  • The latest installment of Shel and Neville’s ‘For Immediate Release’ podcast (#38) is now online.
  • The former Fleishman-Hillard vice president at the center of the ongoing row with the City of Los Angeles has been charged. He’s pleaded not guilty and claims he’s been made a scapegoat.
  • Interesting bit of positive self-publicity for Ketchum on their 300-strong alumni meeting in Pittsburgh.
  • UK PR impressario Max Clifford has extended his client roster. He’s just been retained to manage the publicity for a British man who is to be freed after eighteen years on death row in Ohio.
  • Todd Defren bemoans the analyst relations circuit and recommends that people think about the audience they’re trying to reach rather than just going through the motions. He’s right, however the reality is that if your client is selling enterprise software, the analysts remain a major influence on the buying process (and the media).