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A familiar feeling

Todd Defren at Shift Communications in San Francisco and Boston blogged about what it feels like to have “prospects in the pipeline”. He has 19 (we only have four) but I understand the frustration. You put all your hard work,…

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BBC Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark selling herself via Google AdWords

On Guy Clapperton’s blog I spotted a Google ad for Kirsty Wark (in Flash) selling herself as a ‘corporate event and conference chairperson’. I wonder if this means we’ll also see Jeremy Paxman flogging himself? Now if Kirsty is really…

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Yorkshire Forward podcasts

Yorkshire Forward has unveiled its new podcasts which “give visitors to the web site the chance to listen to audio files containing the highlights of our major regional events”. Eight different audio files at the moment including The instructions are…

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Rupert Murdoch on the demise of ‘old media’

If you’re in business, the public or voluntary sector and you still think that this blogging and social media thing is just hot air and hype then perhaps you might take notice of Rupert Murdoch who in a speech (MediaGuardian)…

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Marketing Leeds fiasco gets worse

On my Stuart’s Soapbox blog I’ve just written a rather lengthy post about the shambles that is Marketing Leeds. I won’t repeat it all here but for anyone with an interesting in marketing, ethics or new media it is probably…

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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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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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Podcast to support media relations campaign

The Nations Brand Index usually gets decent media coverage so it’s interesting to see that to support the latest report it has produced a podcast with an interview with Simon Anholt. It’s not strictly a podcast at you can’t subscribe…

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Blog Herald gets it wrong on spam

I like The Blog Herald. I really, really do. But it has got it badly wrong this time. It’s claiming that an email sent by Eric Olsen at FeedBurner is spam. Why? Get real. Spam is the rubbish about unwanted…

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The Guardian’s Charles Arthur on why not to send PR attachments

Charles Arthur, The Guardian technology editor, has an excellent post on his blog about why you shouldn’t send attachments to journalists. I’ve commented on the blog and below I’ve pasted a copy of my response: It constantly amazes me how…

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