Dear Horse Admirer…
Month: March 2006
Couple of items I meant to post on previously…
Thanks to Stuart Bruce for kindly sending on a link to the Open Charity Blog which is aimed at people in the charitable area.
- Philippe Cherel from Edelman in Paris has a blog up and running called PR.ojetz en francais.
- Kami Huyse runs the Communication Overtones blog.
- Intelligent Measurement is a new blog from Richard Gaunt and Glenn O’Neil.
- Harold Burson has a third post up.
- Testing out Qumana… Hat tip to Jeneane Sessum.
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:
Should be an interesting year.
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…
Hurrah! All fixed!
PR Miscellany – March 2006
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:
If you’re in London on May 12 and would be interested in finding out more, click here.
Courtesy of Serge.
Ethically promoting a PR blog… c'mon kids…
If you have an Internet browser or an RSS reader and you have even the most passing interest in PR blogs you can’t fail to have noticed the launch of a US-Style Spin Bunny [RIP] blog.
It’s called “Strumpette” and it bills itself as follows:
“What you’ll find here is an honest treatment of the PR business. Why? Because there really isn’t one. Some are sure to argue that point. Fact is it’s quite rare.”
Then the first post goes after Mr. Rubel.
Guess what, the gambit works and the blog has got more blog link loving than Trent Lott. But some people are appalled at the cheap shot at promoting the blog. Some bloggers are questioning the ethics….
Look a little dose of reality is needed here.
I don’t trust anonymous blogs full stop. If you don’t have the cojones to publicly stand over your posts why should I believe it?
Secondly kids, this is the blogosphere, your efforts at chiding the author of Strumpette only make its rankings go higher (as I am doing right now).
Thirdly some people are attacking Strumpette for shameless promotion. Oh Lord. Here’s some advice, can all the PR bloggers posting about Stumpette’s shameless, unethical, self-promotion please step out of the greenhouse with your hands in the air. A number of people taking the moral high ground on this issue are barely two inches from sea level.
So to summarize:
But it’s a diversion… now can everyone get back to trying to work out how to get a higher PubSub ranking.
My favorite Edelman-Wal-Mart post…
Phil made me laugh…
Sick of the Edelman-Wal-Mart stuff?
What more is to be said on the topic that has taken up more pixels than anything else in the PR world this week? Not a lot… complete transparency, as always is a key constituent of blog relations. Here’s a round-up of many of the posts and podcasts…
- Shel and Neville as always provide some interesting and lively discussion on the matter in the latest installment of For Immediate Release.
- Stuart Bruce
- Neville Hobson
- Peter Himler
- Andy Lark
- Shel Holtz
- Niall Cook
- John Wagner
- Paul Holmes
- Jeff Jarvis
- Dan Gillmor
- Robert Scoble
- Constantin Basturea
From the herd…