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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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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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Will this idea help a PR student improve her CV/resume?

Over the years I’ve helped several PR students to improve their CVs (and portfolios). Some of them have even found jobs, hopefully my advice was a help rather than a hindrance. Leeds Metropolitan University student Alexandra Pullin has just blogged…

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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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