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Journalists – the real spin doctors?

Trevor Cook’s post about journalists being the real spinners requires no comment just agreement.

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Leeds Met Uni Professor Anne Gregory podcast interview

Two mentions in one day for Philippe Borremans’ Conversationblog as he reveals that his first podcast (available this evening) will feature an interview with PR Professor Anne Gregory from Leeds Metropolitan University. They will be talking about the recent EU…

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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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Milliband to become first blogging cabinet minister

The Sunday Times is reporting that David Milliband (who was orginally from Leeds) is to become the first blogging cabinet minister. It’s a typical tacky Sunday Times story with more spin than a fairground ride. They lead on the rather…

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GMB, Asda and trade union blogs

I’ve argued before that blogs present a potentially powerful communications tool for trade unions. Blogs could provide a way for individual union members to explain their point of view directly to the public. Individual workers are nearly always at a…

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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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Ex-Labour general secretary Matt Carter resurfaces

Congratulations to Matt Carter, the previous general secretary of the Labour Party who has become the managing director of the new London office of WPP-owned opinion researcher Penn, Schoen and Berland. PR Week quotes Matt as saying that PSB intends…

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Asda Wal-Mart, Tim Allan, Portland PR and the GMB

PR Week’s diary column carried an interesting snippet that I think deserves far greater attention. It reports that Portland PR, the firm set-up by ex-Downing Street aide Tim Allan, has been engaged in some appalling activity. On behalf of its…

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Europe needs access to free map data to compete

Very interesting post by David Tebbutt about a crucial difference between the UK/Europe and the USA. It’s all about how in America you can “freely use zip codes to pick up geographic coordinates from a number of free sources”. David…

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BlogCode to find bloggers like you

BlogCode is an interesting new project that lets you score a blog by 20-30 questions and using a growing database then helps you to find similar blogs according to the scores. I coded A PR Guru’s Musings yesterday and I’ve…

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