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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Google GNER and this blog is 4th link

Google currently has my complaint about GNER’s new rip-off fares as its fourth item. Another good example of the potential influence of blogs. It’s already inspired five comments (four here and one on the YorkshireBizTalk blog where it is cross-posted).

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Big Brother is watching A PR Guru’s Musings

My Statcounter logs reveal that my previous A PR Guru’s Musings blog has just been visited by Big Brother! I don’t think it was George Galloway looking for advice on how to re-brand himself as an MP after his brief…

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Spin Bunny bounces back

Thanks to The World of Hi-tech PR for the news that Spin Bunny has bounced back into life – well sort of, with some posts in December and another on New Year’s dinner. Come on Spin Bunny dish the dirt!

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Fatmanslim.com

PR Week has an interesting public sector case study on the Fatmanslim.com website. It was started by Nottingham GP Ian Campbell who devised a “waist-loss” programme for men – waist-loss instead of weight-loss because the risk of coronary heart disease…

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EuroBlog2006 results on Tuesday

Philip Young has announced that the results of the EuroBlog2006 survey will be published next Tuesday. He has blogged some of the highlights. I’d like to read the whole results paper before commenting properly but one of the findings that…

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Economist article about PR industry

You can rely on The Economist to provide sensible coverage on a wide variety of topics as is demonstrated by this article on the public relations industry. Refreshingly it’s a straight business story rather than the rather distorted coverage that…

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Rip-off GNER are taking the p**s

I’m a big fan of train travel. I’m based in Leeds and lots of my clients are in London and the south east but thanks to the internet and a great train service it’s not a problem. But since January…

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Podcasting: speed-dating of the business world?

The Times recently ran an article describing podcasting as the speed-dating of the business world. One of those interviewed is Heather Gorringe of Wiggly Wigglers fame. Slowly but surely we are working our way towards producing a BMA PR podcast,…

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PR students: you are what you blog

John Wagner, CEO of eponymously named Houston-based Wagner Communications, points me to a post by Steve Silvers that warns students to be careful what evidence they leave on the internet about themselves. Many employers today will include a quick Google…

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Ultra easy e-commerce websites

Steve Rubel has blogged about a new company called Posima that aims to enable small businesses to easily create and update websites including simplifying e-commerce using Paypal. It looks quite interesting but one thing that I didn’t like is the…

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