About Stuart Bruce

International communications consultant and PR trainer specialising in online public affairs, digital corporate communications, online PR and social media; frequent national media commentator and conference speaker.

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Is Tom Foremski talking about XPRL?

Tom Foremski at SiliconValleyWatcher has had another one of his rants about the PR industry and press releases. I’m amused by his reference to press releases which is one of my pet peeves. NEWS releases are what I’ve written my…

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Netvibes is neat – and European to boot!

I’ve just discovered Netvibes, a neat new(-ish) Web 2,0 home page solution. Think of it as a personalised Google home page on steroids. Looks really good and it’s from a French company so why don’t we all support it now…

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Asda Wal-Mart, Tim Allan, Portland PR and the GMB

PR Week’s diary column carried an interesting snippet that I think deserves far greater attention. It reports that Portland PR, the firm set-up by ex-Downing Street aide Tim Allan, has been engaged in some appalling activity. On behalf of its…

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The Scoop meme

Philip Young, author of the excellent Mediations blog, has tagged me in order to get me to blog about his new Scoop! blog so that it can start getting the attention it deserves. Scoop! is all about journalists in fiction…

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Unleash the web vandal in you

Hat-tip to Dennis Howlett for NetDisaster. The picture says it all. Go on have ago, you know you want to.

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Good Pitch Blog

After the Bad Pitch Blog and the Bad Hack Blog we now have the Good Pitch Blog, courtesy of Todd Defren at SHIFT Communications (in San Francisco and Boston). p.s. Am I the only one to get annoyed by all…

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Warwick blogs win CIPR Pride Midlands award

Last Friday the Midlands region of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations announced thre results of its Pride awards. The results and case studies are now available on the Pride website. Interesting to see that the University of Warwick’s in-house…

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Podcast to support media relations campaign

The Nations Brand Index usually gets decent media coverage so it’s interesting to see that to support the latest report it has produced a podcast with an interview with Simon Anholt. It’s not strictly a podcast at you can’t subscribe…

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Europe needs access to free map data to compete

Very interesting post by David Tebbutt about a crucial difference between the UK/Europe and the USA. It’s all about how in America you can “freely use zip codes to pick up geographic coordinates from a number of free sources”. David…

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After Bad Pitch Blog we have Bad Hack Blog

How many PRs will be willing to contribute stories to the Bad Hack Blog? Inspired by the Bad Pitch Blog it covers the flip side of the coin – the misdemeanours of journalists. Although unlike the Bad Pitch Blog it…

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