This PR blog is seven years old today. It was on July 8, 2003 that I first started my public relations blog. It wasn’t my first blog as I’d started one as a local councillor three months earlier on April 24, 2003.
It’s therefore a very apt date for me to be speaking at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations this evening on how social media really isn’t that new and there is no need to be afraid. For me online public relations started back in the early 90s with monitoring Usenet forums and advising clients on the netiquette of how to participate appropriately.
One of the world’s first public relations blogs: