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Journalists write easier to read copy than PRs

Media Orchard has a fun little experiment to assess some media, marketing and PR blogs for their readability using the Gunning-Fog test. I thought I’d add a few extra to the pot (one or two duplicates) and see how PRs…

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David Miliband blog survey

I’ve just received an email from the Hansard Society asking me to complete a short survey about Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs David Miliband’s blog. I’ve completed it but found it difficult as some of the…

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Lewis’ Morgan McLintic on why staff churn can be a good thing

An excellent example of why blogs work is Morgan McLintic on PR and more recently Drew B’s take on tech PR (ie when I found out he worked for Lewis). You see as a tech PR person based in the…

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Top 33 blogs

My post on Popular blogs suck has turned out to be one of my more popular posts. As a result I’ve had a few people asking me what is actually on my ‘Must Read’ list. Well first of all my…

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Politicians more trusted than the media

Just before the local elections this very interesting piece of research was published by Globespan on behalf of the BBC (PDF download). It revealed that more people trust the government in Britain than they do the media. Most of the…

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Blogging bobby on the beat

West Yorkshire Police is leading the way when it comes to using the web. First they launched www.beatcrime.info so you could punch in your postcode and see crime figures for your community. Then they launched the Neighbourhood Police Teams website…

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Forthcoming engagements

Over the next couple of months I’m attending and speaking about blogs, blogging, reputation management, corporate communications and public relations at a number of events: April 13, Leeds – Government News Network / Trinity & All Saints College – Postgraduate…

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David Miliband’s blog goes live

UK Cabinet minister David Miliband’s blog is now live. David is Minister of Communities and Local Government and is the first UK government minister to start a blog. I think it is particularly apt as ever since starting my first…

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Fancy a chance to inteview Tony Blair?

If you’d like an opportunity to interview Tony Blair then now’s your chance as Microsoft sets up a live Prime Minister’s Question Time via MSN Messenger. The PMQ will be a live video chat on Tuesday April 4 when 10…

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PR and politics have lots in common

Public relations and politics have a lot in common. Not least is the fact that both PR practitioners and politicians are frequently criticised by people who know very little about the subject but think they are expert commentators. The reason…

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