PR Miscellany – July 20, 2005

  • In response to growing levels of PR spam, Yahoo blogger, Jeremy Zawodny is proposing to possibly create an add-in spam filter to blacklist PR agency domains…
  • Robb Hecht takes an entertaining look at how the new film Charlie & the Chocolate Factory can teach us some lessons around the brave new world of communications!
  • If you are in Santa Clara on July 27th you could attend the Northern California Business Marketing Association event on “The Role of PR in the Electronic Era” with speakers from Maestro Marketing & PR, Agilent Technologies Semiconductor, Electronic Engineering Times, Hayes Marketing and Hoffman Agency. It starts as 11:30am and you can register online or call 650-631-4262. It’s $48 for non-members.
  • Congratulations to Christopher Graves, President of Ogilvy PR, Asia Pacific who has published a very well written and researched ‘Executive Blogger’s Guide to Building a Nest of Blogs, Wikis & RSS’. It’s a great introduction. You can download it here (PDF 2.8MB). [Thanks to Niall Cook for the link]
  • John Wagner explains why the role of Public Relations is about more than writing press releases.
  • David Parmet offers some advice for effective PR at trade shows.