Archive | December, 2010

Ronnie Corbett and my Blackberry isn’t working (with Orange) and an old Apple

Great sketch on YouTube from Ronnie Corbett’s BBC One Christmas show… Classic British word play comedy.

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Speaking at Reputation in Oil, Gas and Mining conference

Next month (January 20) I’m one of the speakers at Communicate magazine’s Reputation in Oil, Gas and Mining conference. It looks set to be a good conference as there are some great speakers and it comes at a time when the extraction industries are facing increasingly complex reputational issues. There have been tremendous marketing and […]

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My 10 worst PR and social media posts of 2010

If you’re going to share what works then it’s worth sharing what didn’t – if only for the purpose of learning what not to do. So these are the ‘top 10 worst’ PR and social media posts of 2010: Stuart Bruce’s PR blog is seven years today – The only reason I did this post […]

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Top 10 PR and social media blog posts of 2010

These are the top 10 public relations (PR) and social media blog posts of 2010 on this blog: Android vs. iPhone vs. BlackBerry – the users infographic – This one shouldn’t really be in the list as it’s not strictly about PR or social media, but I’ve left it on as it’s a good example […]

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Digital PR in The Economist

This week’s The Economist has a great article on the history of public relations and its potential growth thanks to the rise of social media. The history is as good a summary as you’ll read anywhere of the role of industry forerunners Ivy Lee and Edward Bernays. Looking forward the article says that some PR […]

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You can’t rely on the cloud – farewell Delicious

Yesterday’s news that Yahoo is closing down Delicious, as well as other web 2.0 properties it has acquired over the years, is a great example of why you can’t rely on the cloud. It appears that Yahoo has looked at the services in its portfolio that I’ve actually used or like and then got rid […]

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Thank you Iain Dale

Iain Dale has today announced that he’s quitting blogging. Despite our political differences I’ve always had time for Iain. His posts, unlike some in the Tory blogosphere, have at least (usually!) been reasonably fair. When I started blogging in early 2003 it was still very much a minority activity, especially on this side of the […]

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OFT cracks down on social media malpractice

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has cracked down on a blogging company it found to be in breach of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. The OFT conducted a six month investigation into blogging network Handpicked Media which used people to blog, Twitter and comment on behalf of its clients without disclosing […]

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PR blunder for Vodafone’s latest social media campaign

This weekend mobile operator Vodafone was the latest company to fall foul of a social media marketing campaign gone wrong. Vodafone ran a social media marketing campaign called The 12 Days of Smiles where consumers had to tweet about something that made them happy and include the hashtag #mademesmile in order to win a phone. […]

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Social Media Communications Awards

A couple of months ago I was privileged to be one of the judges for the SOME Awards (SOcial MEdia). The shortlist we drew up is here and includes Liverpool Football Club, JD Sports, McCann Manchester, Seventy Seven PR, Speed, We Are Social, the British Library, Friends of the Earth, BBC, FreshNetworks and 1000heads to […]

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