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Journalists must learn not judge everyone by their low moral standards

In January I wrote “My New Year wish is for everyone to think nicer”. I was bemoaning the fact that so many journalists and bloggers have such a nasty, pessimistic view of life. One of the issues that was making…

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Transparency and spin in politics

PR consultant and prominent Conservative blogger Ellee Seymour isn’t too impressed by Cameron’s appointment of ex-News of the World editor Andy Coulson as the Tory’s new PR chief. However, the most interesting part of her post is the discussion in…

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More great media pitching tips

Guy Clapperton – freelance journo on all things small business, IT and Dr Who (have I missed anything Guy?) – has shared some great tips for how you should always pitch journalists – or not Technorati tags: PR, public relations,…

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Chinwag Live PR Unspun report

Last night’s Chinwag Live PR Unspun event was very well attended. Not much to add to Neville Hobson’s post as for me it was mainly an opportunity to meet old and new friends and associates such as Neville, Lloyd Davies…

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London isn’t national

Bizarre story in How Do about Morrisons’ new chief executive, Marc Bolland, is moving the supermarket’s £37m media buying out of Mediaedge:cia Manchester into the same agency’s London office. How Do cites the reason as Marc Bolland “is keen for…

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Think before you Twitter

It’s really quick and easy to Twitter. Some people appear to use it as an online stream of thought. Edelman’s Steve Rubel obviously wasn’t thinking when he Twittered: “PC Mag is another. I have a free sub but it goes…

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Not readers or consumers, but ‘commenters’

Simon Dickson has an interesting post after last night’s open house at the new Telegraph media centre. He was struck by the the number of people who attended in their capacity as ‘commenters’. It’s interesting that they felt there was…

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The great PR degree debate

TWL has an interesting debate going on the merits or otherwise of PR degrees. Richard Bailey has also chimed in (it was Kirsty O’Connor, one of his students who started it with a letter to PR Week). Personally I think…

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How Do launches in the North West

Several of the North West blogs I read have alerted me to How Do, a new online venture by Nick Jaspen (founder of Newsco publishers of the Insider series of business titles, and more recently the failed North West Enquirer)….

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PR Week Power Book regional breakdown

After reading David Brain’s quick analysis of what PR Week’s Power Book told us about what we all didn’t know about each other I thought it would be worthwhile doing a quick regional analysis. I’ve only looked at the north…

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