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My post on Popular blogs suck has turned out to be one of my more popular posts. As a result I’ve had a few people asking me what is actually on my ‘Must Read’ list. Well first of all my…

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Politicians more trusted than the media

Just before the local elections this very interesting piece of research was published by Globespan on behalf of the BBC (PDF download). It revealed that more people trust the government in Britain than they do the media. Most of the…

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PR Business: How small blogs bring big changes

Thursday’s PR Business magazine had a full page on next Friday’s Delivering the New PR Conference (PDF flyer) in London where I’m one of the speakers. PR Business doesn’t yet have a website so I’ve copied the story below: How…

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Popular blogs suck – IMHO

Over the bank holiday weekend (in the UK) Daniel Bernstein, in a guest column on SiliconValleyWatcher, has created quite a debate by calling for “blogging to be handled by the absolute best-of-the-best’ our industry offers”. It sparked a lot of…

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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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Christina Odone should learn to tell the truth

PR 101. Always read the whole publication before responding. As soon as I had finished reading ‘Press and PR partnership – networking or not working’ and Anne Summer’s letter on the same subject I broke off eating my lunch to…

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The truth about PR and journalism

COPY OF LETTER TO MEDIA GUARDIAN Anne Summers (Media Letters, April 10) will be pleased to know that PR can claim moral equality with journalism as the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ code of conduct has the same regard to…

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Forthcoming engagements

Over the next couple of months I’m attending and speaking about blogs, blogging, reputation management, corporate communications and public relations at a number of events: April 13, Leeds – Government News Network / Trinity & All Saints College – Postgraduate…

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Using flags and badges for networking

As someone who has organised conferences and dinners I like this idea for seating people using badges and flags to indicate what they are interested in.

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Online now beats newspapers

For those who still underestimate the implications of the internet on communications and media think about the fact that online advertising grew by 65.6 per cent in 2005 to £1.4 billion. National newspaper advertising was only worth £1.9 billion. They…

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