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Tom Murphy

Archive for March 2006

Favourite e-mail blog pitch of the week…

Dear Horse Admirer…

Written by Tom Murphy

March 31, 2006 at 12:13 pm

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Housekeeping…

Couple of items I meant to post on previously…

Written by Tom Murphy

March 30, 2006 at 11:52 am

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Blogs… they grow up so fast…

Since last Friday my blog has reached a stage of development where according to Wikipedia you should start to notice the following changes in tone and behaviour:

  • Delights in wordplay
  • Produces elaborate sentence structures
  • Speech is almost entirely intelligible
  • Changes tone of voice and sentence structure to adapt to listener’s level of under-standing
  • Outgoing; friendly; overly enthusiastic at times
  • Moods change rapidly and unpredictably: may throw tantrum over minor frustrations; sulk over being left out
  • Imaginary playmates or companions are common
  • Boasts, exaggerates, and “bends” the truth with made-up stories or claims of boldness
  • Cooperates with others; participates in group activities.
  • Often appears selfish
  • Insists on trying to do things independently
  • Relies on verbal rather than physical aggression
  • Name-calling and taunting are often used
  • Should be an interesting year.

    Written by Tom Murphy

    March 29, 2006 at 9:48 pm

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    Movable Type Weirdness…

    Once again proving that one should actually listen to the wisdom of their elders, I ignored the old adage: “if it ain’t broke..” and now my templates and archives are in an state of major chassis. Don’t worry if they look odd, it’s by design…

    Update:
    Hurrah! All fixed!

    Written by Tom Murphy

    March 29, 2006 at 9:41 pm

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    PR Miscellany – March 2006

  • “Citizen journalism won’t supplant professional journalism, but it may actually professionalise it”. [Niall Cook]
  • Josh Hallett on the PR blogger lifecycle.
  • The Hobson & Holtz Report: #123, #122 & #121
  • Dedicated PR Blog Practices?… for the love of all things pure and simple… remember the bubble, remember the BUBBLE…
  • Shel Holtz with some much needed common sense on podcasting…
  • Morgan McLintic offers some advice on getting a job in PR.
  • Todd Defren believes that the traditional models from International PR are broken. Morgan McLintic adds his viewpoint. There is no easy answer to International PR – regardless of what anyone tells you.
  • John Wagner offers some more common sense on remembering the customer and the inherent benefits of doing a good job!
  • PR websites suck… has it ever been any different??
  • Written by Tom Murphy

    March 29, 2006 at 9:36 pm

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    Delivering the New PR – London Calling..

    The third in the series of University of Sunderland’s “Delivering the New PR” events takes place in the London Marriot in Regents Park on May 12, 2006.

    The event follows on from successful outings in Sunderland and Manchester.

    The speaker line up will include:

  • Elizabeth Albrycht
  • Stuart Bruce
  • Nevile Hobson
  • Philip Young
  • Me!
  • If you’re in London on May 12 and would be interested in finding out more, click here.

    Written by Tom Murphy

    March 29, 2006 at 6:46 am

    Posted in General

    Blog virus

    Courtesy of Serge.

    Written by Tom Murphy

    March 28, 2006 at 12:06 pm

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