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Rupert Murdoch sorry advert – apologises for NOTW and News International

Interesting mix between using we and I: Rupert Murdoch ‘sorry’ ad

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CIPRTV | Standards in journalism

The latest CIPRTV looked at the questions of are business pressures on the media eroding standards in journalism and what are the implications for the public relations industry? Guests were Brian Cathcart, Professor of journalism at Kingston University and Claire Wardle PhD, Co-founder, Ultra Social.

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Social business consultants – the Emperor’s new clothes

Is social business the new badge for the social media expert? Judging by some of the events I’ve attended and an increasing number of blog posts I’ve read recently it could well be. Let’s start off with the fact that it’s yet another ‘social’ term that’s been stolen by those who appear to think the […]

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Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki – book review

Enchantment is the latest book by Guy Kawasaki, the former chief evangelist at Apple. He is also the founder of Alltop.com (an online magazine rack of popular topics on the web – disclosure this blog is highlighted as one of the Alltop PR blogs) and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. In January Guy […]

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The intern debate: a self-perpetuating vicious circle of elitism

In the last couple of weeks the debate about interns and work experience has continued to gain momentum. It’s something that I’ve always felt strongly about and it’s one reason why I worked for Andy Burnham during the Labour Party leadership election. Like me Andy came from a background that meant he was one of […]

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Who owns social media? Again.

Who owns social media? The answer is nobody, because it’s the wrong question. Or rather it’s far too simple a question. That was one reason why Benjamin Ellis ’won’ the Social Media Week debate that I took part in on ‘Who owns social media, PR, SEO, marketing, digital?‘ He won because he wasn’t trying to win it. […]

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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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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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Can Twitter improve equality in the workplace?

A line in Amelia Torode’s latest blog post got me thinking about how social media and social networks could have an important role to play in improving equality in the workplace. Despite a raft of legislation the UK’s employment landscape is far from equal and the gap between pay and opportunities between men and women […]

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Social media newsroom X Factor at Communicate corporate communications conference

I attended Communicate Magazine’s Social Media in a Corporate Context conference last week and sat on the ‘judging’ panel for a session which aimed to examine social media newsrooms in the style of an X Factor audition. The other ‘judges’ were Ruth Sunderland (Business Editor of The Observer) and Sam Proctor (Director of Emerging Media, […]

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