Archive | December, 2006

Bloggers bash Microsoft again, but where’s the disclosure?

Yawn. This Christmas many bloggers are once again engaged in their previous past-time of Microsoft bashing. And once again many of them are failing to grasp the reality of life outside of their own little blogosphere bubble. In their eyes…

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"Barrow-in-Furness is a shithole"

For any of my fellow Cumbrians reading I’d like to reassure you that no I haven’t gone mad and that this isn’t my opinion but of Steve Beall, who was the manager of Thorntons in Barrow – until he made…

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Always think and blog

At Christmas in the UK you always get lots of “Don’t drink and drive” adverts. I think a lot of people could also do with some “Always think and blog” adverts to remind them to think carefully and reflect before…

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Press ignore warnings not to publish Ispwich murder suspect photos

Press Gazette has an interesting story about the national press ignoring warnings not to publish pictures of the Ispwich murder suspects. This is despite two letters sent to all editors on Monday and Tuesday from Suffolk Police Chief Constable Alastair…

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Congratulations to Sam Sethi and Mike Butcher

Just a week after the ill-fated demise of TechCrunch UK, Sam Sethi and Mike Butcher are back with the launch of Vecosys – tracking European start-ups. I think this is the first time a new blog has gone straight into…

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Congratulations to Professor Anne Gregory

A heartfelt congratulations to Professor Anne Gregory, director of Leeds Metropolitan University’s Centre for Public Relations, who has been appointed pro-vice-chancellor of the university. As Anne says: “This is proof that PR people can get very senior jobs in organisations.”…

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I’ll miss Sam Sethi’s TechCrunch UK

The blogosphere is awash with posts about Michael Arrington ‘sacking’ Sam Sethi from TechCrunch UK and putting the blog on hold. My take on it is that Sam comes out of it smelling of roses. His stance throughout has been…

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West Yorkshire Police’s new Chief Constable

We will be getting a new Chief Constable in the new year. Sir Norman Bettison has landed the top job in the West Yorkshire force. Starting as a constable in South Yorkshire, he has 32 years’ service in three forces,…

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Help a PR student’s social media viral marketing experiment

PR student Samantha Wilcox is conducting a little experiment to see if she can help seed some social media interest in her friend’s band. Following the success of the Arctic Monkeys, Sandi Thom etc I have found a band (ok…

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Journalist asks the questions, can PRs provide the answer?

Nick Booth is a freelance IT journalist who has come up with a novel use for a blog by using it as a research portal to ask questions about features he is writing. The idea is that PRs can provide…

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