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Edelman mid year Trust Barometer report shows declining trust – again

The latest Edelman Trust Barometer reveals some interesting, if expected, insights into levels of trust. You can see all the figures (and Twitter comments) on the Edelman site, but I just wanted to highlight some of the UK figures of particular interest: Addressing global issues 78% think government has not done enough to reduce energy […]

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Joseph Jaffe is rightly criticised for Adweek article

Crayon founder Joseph Jaffe has faced a wave of criticism in the comments for his recent by-lined article in Adweek. Personally I’m amazed that the Adweek editor allowed such a blatant ‘puff piece’ to appear under the guise of genuine…

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Public relations is about reputation, not SEO

Jed Hallam has been involved in a fascinating Twitter debate, this time on the relative merits of public relations and SEO (or search engine optimisation). I started to write a comment in response, but then decided it was probably worth…

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Stick it to the Argos flying scabs

For an example of a truly bad company look no further than UK retailer Argos (no link as I don’t want to help give the scum any business). The arrogant management at Argos has decided that rather than having intelligent…

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Hilary Clinton launches The Fact Hub

Just last week I was talking to a client about how many social media platforms, such as blogs or Twitter, can be used for far more than they were originally designed to do. For example the speed and flexibility with…

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$6000 for a croudsourced logo

Drew B is a judge for a competition to design a new logo for European social networking bookmark site Mister Wong. I’m not convinced that this is a good idea. In fact, I’m fairly convinced it is a very bad…

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Did you know your boss could own your Facebook profile?

Cleaning through old feeds I cam across this interesting article on Out-law.com by law firm Pinsent Masons. IP law expert Catrin Turner argues that employers could insist on gaining ownership of some social networking content, though only in limited circumstances….

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Iain Dale and Alan Johnson Campaign Team

This is a copy of a comment that I’ve just left on Iain Dale’s blog, following his publication of a list of names of people who have signed up to receive updates about Alan Johnson’s campaign to be elected deputy…

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Some PRs get social media

Just seen this on Martin Lewis’ MoneySavingExpert blog: Any financial services PRs watching? If so, there’s a man you can learn from! This isn’t my first mention of Ian, the head of public relations for Barclaycard, here. Then again that’s…

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Wikipedia to liaise with ‘big companies’

Silicon.com reports that Microsoft is to pay a blogger to make factual corrections to Wikipedia entries about its Open XML document standard. However, the bit that I found alarming was a quote tucked away at the end of the article:…

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