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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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Blogging requires passion and authority. Which leaves out most people.

I’m not always a huge fan of Hugh MacLeod’s cartoons. But this one appealed:

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Hartlepool Mail editor moves to Yorkshire Evening Post

UK Press Gazette reports that Hartlepool Mail editor Paul Napier has been named editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post. The appointment follows the departure of Neil Hodgkinson to become editorial director of Cumbrian Newspapers, where he started work this week….

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Wal-mart targeting bloggers for sympathetic stories

While I’m blasting Asda Wal-mart for its unethical union-bashing policies it appears that in the USA it is using Edelman PR to identify bloggers who have written sympathetic or positive posts about it. Edelman is then asking the bloggers for…

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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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