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IT Week podcasts and blogs

IT Week has added podcasts and two new blogs – editor Lem Bingley and freelance Gary Flood – to its offerings. It has been running the IT Sneak blog for sometime. They all run on Typepad and offer FeedDemon RSS…

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Global PR giants buy-up the little guys

A sign of the growing importance of blogs and social media is the recent spate of hirings by the global PR firms. The latest is Richard Edelman’s announcement that Steve Rubel is leaving mid-size New York agency Cooper Katz to…

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PR academics research into CSR and the media

Academics from the business school at Leeds Metropolitan University have published research into the relationships between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the media. In the Yorkshire Evening Post report Dr Ralph Tench (PR course leader?) of Leeds Metropolitan University, said:…

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The Economist on blogs

This week’s edition of The Economist has an article on blogs. I’m nowhere near as impressed with this article as I was with its recent look at public relations. I think the problem is that it contains nothing that other…

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Blog Herald gets it wrong on spam

I like The Blog Herald. I really, really do. But it has got it badly wrong this time. It’s claiming that an email sent by Eric Olsen at FeedBurner is spam. Why? Get real. Spam is the rubbish about unwanted…

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Become a rail blogger and win a free year of commuting

Passenger Focus, the independent national rail consumer watchdog, has come up with a brilliant use of blogs. It has teamed up with Metro, the free commuter newspaper, to run a competition for people to blog about their experience of commuting…

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Which super hero am I?

Your results: You are Superman Superman 85% Spider-Man 70% Hulk 60% Iron Man 55% Robin 50% Green Lantern 50% Catwoman 45% Supergirl 45% Batman 40% Wonder Woman 25% The Flash 10% You are mild-mannered, good, strong and you love to…

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UK e-democracy project fails democracy

I’m a massive advocate of e-democracy and have been putting my words into practice ever since being elected as a local councillor in 1999. First of all with a traditional website that included the ability to sign up to an…

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Travelodge’s dream PR

Well done to Shakila Ahmed, PR and communications manager at Travelodge for getting this news release on to the front page of the Yorkshire Evening Post. Now just think of the possibilities if Wayne Munnelly was to start a blog…

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Has Visa’s Road to the Olympic Games blog hit a roadblock?

Phillipe Borremans reports that the Japanese Olympic Committee is telling its athletes competing at the Turin Winter Olympic Games not to blog about it. It says that the Olympic Charter bans athletes’ journalist activities while the games are on and…

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