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UK national press adopts social media technology

The Bivings Report has published an interesting graph that shows the adoption of social media technologies by UK national newspapers (plus the Scottish Daily Record). The research was by BBC English Regions Community Producer Robin Hamman, who publishes the interesting…

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Labour Party competition to blog conference

In the US the Democrats have been giving press accreditation to independent bloggers since 2004. Despite this report saying that UK parties “would consider it” I don’t think any of them actually have. I made the suggestion earlier this year…

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New digital magazine for accountants

I wonder what my two favourite blogging accountants Stuart Jones and Dennis Howlett will make of the report in the UK Press Gazette that Accountancy Age is launching a digital magazine to engage young finance professionals. Incidentally UK Press Gazette…

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Editorial Intelligence’s online reputation not looking good

It has just been pointed out to me that a Google search for Julia Hobsbawm Editorial Intelligence brings up my rather critical post as the third item. At least the first two are for the official Editorial Intelligence website because…

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Spell check firm issues news release with spelling mistakes

We’re all guilty of typos. One thing that we insist on at BMA PR is that news releases (yes we still use them and probably always will) must be double checked by a second person before being sent out. It’s…

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IT PRO is live

IT PRO is now live (since Tuesday evening I think, but I’ve been away). Editor Chris Green has his personal blog at www.chrisgreen.co.uk and he and many of the other writers also have official blogs at http://www.itpro.co.uk/blogs/. Lots of familiar…

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Campaign against political journalists and commentators

My old media relations tutor used to say “Laddy, never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel”. Well times change Colin and I’m picking a fight. Paulie at Never Trust A Hippy has started a worthy…

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IT PRO mag revealed

…the world’s leading… is claiming a scoop by publishing “everything you need to know” about Dennis Publishing’s new IT PRO magazine which launches in “mid-July”. It features a number of well-known IT journalists and will focus on the enterprise and…

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Life is too short and technology is just too damned complicated

The internet is great. Competition is great. But sometimes it just all gets a bit too much. I’m very interested in the new social media news release concept idea – not because I think it will work at the moment…

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IT Pro editor Chris Green blog

Drew Benvie is surprised that he missed IT Pro editor Chris Green’s blog. That makes two of us! Yet another feed added to my FeedDemon subscriptions and a reminder that I really need to sort them out as the content…

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