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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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New small business advice wiki

Dennis Howlett at Accman Pro has an interesting idea to create a small/start-up business community resource wiki. What a fantastic idea. Coincidentally I’d already started thinking about how we could use social media such as blogs and wikis to provide…

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The challenge of winning new business

There is quite a lot of new business buzz around at the moment for Bruce Marshall Associates (BMA PR). Last week I did a pitch in central London to a company that has recently opened a UK office. They face…

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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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The Scoop meme

Philip Young, author of the excellent Mediations blog, has tagged me in order to get me to blog about his new Scoop! blog so that it can start getting the attention it deserves. Scoop! is all about journalists in fiction…

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Unleash the web vandal in you

Hat-tip to Dennis Howlett for NetDisaster. The picture says it all. Go on have ago, you know you want to.

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Good Pitch Blog

After the Bad Pitch Blog and the Bad Hack Blog we now have the Good Pitch Blog, courtesy of Todd Defren at SHIFT Communications (in San Francisco and Boston). p.s. Am I the only one to get annoyed by all…

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Warwick blogs win CIPR Pride Midlands award

Last Friday the Midlands region of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations announced thre results of its Pride awards. The results and case studies are now available on the Pride website. Interesting to see that the University of Warwick’s in-house…

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Podcast to support media relations campaign

The Nations Brand Index usually gets decent media coverage so it’s interesting to see that to support the latest report it has produced a podcast with an interview with Simon Anholt. It’s not strictly a podcast at you can’t subscribe…

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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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