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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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Ethical link love

For the best analysis I’ve read so far on the new PR blog that shalt not be named (or linked to!) read “Ethically promoting a PR blog… c’mon kids…” by Tom Murphy. By the way I didn’t actually find it…

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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 surveys work even when they are junk

Journalists frequently criticise public relations people for using ‘bogus’ surveys and research in order to secure media coverage. Quite right to in many cases as many of these so called surveys and research projects are constructed on very weak foundations….

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Guy Kawasaki: The Art of Sucking Down

Guy Kawasaki has quite a long post on what he calls “The Art of Sucking Down”. He’s right but I’d simplify it to: Treat everyone like you’d like to be treated yourself Be nice, genuine and honest and most people…

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A familiar feeling

Todd Defren at Shift Communications in San Francisco and Boston blogged about what it feels like to have “prospects in the pipeline”. He has 19 (we only have four) but I understand the frustration. You put all your hard work,…

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Stand up for good public relations

Who would believe it? Here I am developing a rant about why PR gets such a bad rap and then what’s the very next item in my feed but this call to action on The Bad Pitch Blog. Sign the…

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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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Yorkshire Forward podcasts

Yorkshire Forward has unveiled its new podcasts which “give visitors to the web site the chance to listen to audio files containing the highlights of our major regional events”. Eight different audio files at the moment including The instructions are…

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Rupert Murdoch on the demise of ‘old media’

If you’re in business, the public or voluntary sector and you still think that this blogging and social media thing is just hot air and hype then perhaps you might take notice of Rupert Murdoch who in a speech (MediaGuardian)…

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