Archive | March, 2006

David Miliband’s blog goes live

UK Cabinet minister David Miliband’s blog is now live. David is Minister of Communities and Local Government and is the first UK government minister to start a blog. I think it is particularly apt as ever since starting my first…

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A familiar feeling

Todd Defren at Shift Communications in San Francisco and Boston blogged about what it feels like to have “prospects in the pipeline”. He has 19 (we only have four) but I understand the frustration. You put all your hard work,…

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Fancy a chance to inteview Tony Blair?

If you’d like an opportunity to interview Tony Blair then now’s your chance as Microsoft sets up a live Prime Minister’s Question Time via MSN Messenger. The PMQ will be a live video chat on Tuesday April 4 when 10…

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BBC Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark selling herself via Google AdWords

On Guy Clapperton’s blog I spotted a Google ad for Kirsty Wark (in Flash) selling herself as a ‘corporate event and conference chairperson’. I wonder if this means we’ll also see Jeremy Paxman flogging himself? Now if Kirsty is really…

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Stand up for good public relations

Who would believe it? Here I am developing a rant about why PR gets such a bad rap and then what’s the very next item in my feed but this call to action on The Bad Pitch Blog. Sign the…

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PR and politics have lots in common

Public relations and politics have a lot in common. Not least is the fact that both PR practitioners and politicians are frequently criticised by people who know very little about the subject but think they are expert commentators. The reason…

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Yorkshire Forward podcasts

Yorkshire Forward has unveiled its new podcasts which “give visitors to the web site the chance to listen to audio files containing the highlights of our major regional events”. Eight different audio files at the moment including The instructions are…

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The Guardian “Comment is free…” blog

The Guardian’s long awaited, or should that be much hyped, Comment is free blog launched today. More once I’ve had chance to look at some of it – with 200 bloggers that might take sometime!

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Rupert Murdoch on the demise of ‘old media’

If you’re in business, the public or voluntary sector and you still think that this blogging and social media thing is just hot air and hype then perhaps you might take notice of Rupert Murdoch who in a speech (MediaGuardian)…

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Quimble new Ajax poll tool

Quimble is a new Ajax-powered toll for conducting quick and dirty online polls. What do you think?

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