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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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New small business advice wiki

Dennis Howlett at Accman Pro has an interesting idea to create a small/start-up business community resource wiki. What a fantastic idea. Coincidentally I’d already started thinking about how we could use social media such as blogs and wikis to provide…

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All the UK national newspaper RSS feeds in one place

Journalism.co.uk reports that the editor of the Oldham Chronicle diligently searches for ‘Oldham’ on all the national newspaper sites each morning. The poor soul. Just imagine how long this must take him/her. My trusty FeedDemon does all that for me….

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The challenge of winning new business

There is quite a lot of new business buzz around at the moment for Bruce Marshall Associates (BMA PR). Last week I did a pitch in central London to a company that has recently opened a UK office. They face…

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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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