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Tom Foremski: “journalist’s spin”

As I work on my presentation for Friday’s Delivering the New PR conference I’m listening to the For Immediate Release interview with Tom Foremski of SiliconValleyWatcher. It’s a very good interview. They are discussing Tom’s post about Die Press Release!…

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PR Week UK is podcasting – about the royal family!

My news feeds have just revealed this little bit of news. PR Week UK is now podcasting. Great is probably your first thought, but wait until you see what they are actually doing. The podcast is in partnership with the…

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WSJ columnist advice on how to be a press expert

Wall Street Journal columnist Jeremy Wagstaff has some good advice on how to be a press expert. Technorati : PR, interview, media, press, public relations

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Top 33 blogs

My post on Popular blogs suck has turned out to be one of my more popular posts. As a result I’ve had a few people asking me what is actually on my ‘Must Read’ list. Well first of all my…

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Politicians more trusted than the media

Just before the local elections this very interesting piece of research was published by Globespan on behalf of the BBC (PDF download). It revealed that more people trust the government in Britain than they do the media. Most of the…

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Forthcoming engagements

Over the next couple of months I’m attending and speaking about blogs, blogging, reputation management, corporate communications and public relations at a number of events: April 13, Leeds – Government News Network / Trinity & All Saints College – Postgraduate…

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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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