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PR Business: How small blogs bring big changes

Thursday’s PR Business magazine had a full page on next Friday’s Delivering the New PR Conference (PDF flyer) in London where I’m one of the speakers. PR Business doesn’t yet have a website so I’ve copied the story below: How…

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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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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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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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The challenge of winning new business

There is quite a lot of new business buzz around at the moment for Bruce Marshall Associates (BMA PR). Last week I did a pitch in central London to a company that has recently opened a UK office. They face…

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PCW starts small business IT section

PCW is starting a new monthly small business IT section that will include a feature plus 6-7 pages of hardware and software product reviews. It’s being put together by Alan “a star in the IT firmament” Stevens . Sounds good….

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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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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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Google GNER and this blog is 4th link

Google currently has my complaint about GNER’s new rip-off fares as its fourth item. Another good example of the potential influence of blogs. It’s already inspired five comments (four here and one on the YorkshireBizTalk blog where it is cross-posted).

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