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Has Visa’s Road to the Olympic Games blog hit a roadblock?

Phillipe Borremans reports that the Japanese Olympic Committee is telling its athletes competing at the Turin Winter Olympic Games not to blog about it. It says that the Olympic Charter bans athletes’ journalist activities while the games are on and…

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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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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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Thought provoking analysis of mobile marketing

Max Niederhofer, founder of Incrediblinc, has a thought provoking article on the possible future for mobile marketing. Well worth a read. Incrediblinc is a company that I think is worth watching (no need for a disclaimer as it isn’t a…

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PR must be at the top table

When I spoke at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ Rebuilding Hope conference my theme was that PR professionals had an essential role to play in community regeneration and cohesion. However, too often professional communicators are brought in too late…

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New Google tool to see comments on any web pages

Google has a great new tool for Firefox that flashes up what the latest comments are about the web page you are looking at. This could have interesting implications for PR and marketing professionals. Just imagine you’re brand is being…

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