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Tom Murphy

Archive for April 2006

Is it April's Fool all month?

C’mon folks, whatever happened to originality?

Can it be true that we have yet another anonymous him/her PR scandal mongering blog with a scantily clad female?

At least the last one had some content – regardless of its nature.

How about a real world PR scandal blog with a short, fat boy on the cover image? For the right money…..

[Via Media Orchard]

Written by Tom Murphy

April 4, 2006 at 5:25 pm

Posted in General

PR blogging's real hero moves on..

There is one person, above all others, who has single handedly contributed more to the world of PR blogging than any other. That person is Constantin Basturea. From the NewPRWiki to the Global PR Blog Week, he’s been tireless in pulling together the vast number of PR bloggers and resources.

Well congratulations are due to Constantin who has joined Converseon as Director of New Media Strategy.

Best of luck Constantin and thanks for all you’ve done to date!

Written by Tom Murphy

April 4, 2006 at 5:13 pm

Posted in General

PR Miscellany – April 04, 2006

  • If you’re wondering how else you can torture your PR agency, Morgan McLintic at Lewis has helpfully published some advice, there’s some great tips in there for all of us clients. Chris Lewis has chimed in with some tips on how to be a good client. So you naughty clients have no excuses. Hopefully some clients will publish some similar agency guidelines.
  • Speaking of Lewis PR, Clogger’s come out of the closet, it’s written by Jon Silk at the agency.
  • Long suffering readers will know I’m a big beliver in the need for PR people to understand search engines. Here’s some useful tools and resources [Via Interactive PR]. Andy Lark has another interesting snippet regarding press releases and Google.
  • For Immediate Release #125
  • On a related note, Shel and Neville at For Immediate Release are hosting an online survey to garner feedback on the podcast.
  • Forward is a new site aimed at providing advice and guidance for people getting started in PR. It’s been kicked off by Erin Caldwell who is part of Robert French‘s group at Auburn University. There’s also a blog.
    [Via Allan Jenkins]
  • Richard Bailey and David Philips ponder the PR professional as a Relationship Manager.
  • Derek Gehl writes for on the benefits of using blogs and how you can be a successful blogger. Nothing too exciting but not a bad summary. [Via Steve Rubel]

Written by Tom Murphy

April 4, 2006 at 2:01 pm

Posted in General