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CIPRTV special on new UK public affairs lobbying register consultation

If like me you missed this week’s CIPRTV on the UK Cabinet Office’s proposals to introduce a Statutory Register of Lobbyists then it’s well worth catching up with it here: It’s presented by Russell Goldsmith of Marketiersdc and guests are Iain Anderson, of Cicero Consulting and Tamasin Cave, director of Spinwatch and leader of the […]

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FIR Interview: Stuart Bruce and Phil Gomes on PR and Wikipedia

FIR Interview: Stuart Bruce and Phil Gomes on PR and Wikipedia

Global PR podcast FIR co-hosts Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz used Google+ Hangout to record a special FIR Interview show with Phil Gomes (Senior VP, Edelman Digital) and myself discussing current initiatives to improve how public relations professionals can work with Wikipedia. Related articles CIPR to work with Wikipedia on how PR professionals should interact […]

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CIPR to work with Wikipedia on how PR professionals should interact with the Wikipedia community

In my post calling on Wikipedia and PR to work it out I said I’d raise the issue at the next meeting of the CIPR social media panel. Well since then things have moved a bit faster than that and today the CIPR issued a statement about its intention to work with Wikipedia to provide […]

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Wikipedia and PR have got to work it out

Still in the midst of his highly successful campaign against News International UK MP Tom Watson has embarked on a second campaign – this time to sort out the relationship between the PR business and Wikipedia. On a Wikipedia talk page Tom says: ‘The general point that I think is more important for the site. […]

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Public relations defined for the 21st century

Public relations defined for the 21st century

      The Public Relations Society of America has sparked some interesting discussion by launching a ‘crowd sourcing’ initiative to create a new definition for public relations. Neville Hobson is encouraging people to take part and has helpfully shared some of the various PR definitions that exist – PRSA, CIPR and even Wikipedia. Danny […]

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Did Bingle bungle blog on Pickles?

Did Bingle bungle blog on Pickles?

Online public affairs and using social media and the internet for analysing and influencing public policy isn’t as well advanced in the UK as it is in the USA where Washington lobbyists use it far more than public affairs professionals do in Westminster, Whitehall and Brussels. Last month I ran a training webinar for the […]

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Liam Fox and Adam Werritty put lobbying back on the agenda

Liam Fox and Adam Werritty put lobbying back on the agenda

The Liam Fox and Adam Werritty saga has absolutely nothing to do with legitimate public affairs practice, but unfortunately it has served to put lobbying firmly back in the media and political spotlight. Today’s Guardian has an interesting article that analyses the coalition government’s meetings with external representatives in the first 10 months of coming […]

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Public Affairs: Soap Box | PRWeek

Public Affairs: Soap Box | PRWeek

This week’s PRWeek Public Affairs: Soap Box is a short op-ed by me on the importance of social media to public affairs professionals. This is the original piece, before I edited it down to fit PRWeek’s word count. As party conference season ends we’ve seen how all of the political parties have enthusiastically adopted social […]

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Public affairs and social media on CIPR TV and training webinar

Public affairs and social media on CIPR TV and training webinar

Public affairs and social media is very much on the agenda for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) at the moment with both a CIPR TV special and a training webinar on public affairs and social media.   Firstly, this Thursday (October 6) at 17:00 there is a special public affairs double bill on […]

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PRCA and Meltwater v. NLA latest court judgment

The Public Relations Consultants Association and Meltwater, on behalf of the public relations industry, have been involved in a long-running dispute with the NLA (Newspaper Licensing Authority) and today the UK Court of Appeal issued the latest ruling in the long-running saga. It’s fair to say it is a mixed verdict. The court has ruled […]

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