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Microsoft PR programme revealed

Wired reporter Fred Vogelstein has an amusing story about how Microsoft’s US PR agency Waggener Edstrom sent its pre-interview briefing document (PDF) – to Fred instead of the Microsoft exec who was going to be interviewed. It’s standard practice to…

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RSA conference on social impact of the web

The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) is hosting a conference on “How can new internet technology empower us to interact with each other in novel ways”. Sounds interesting, not least because it’s free. You…

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Best of Britain Blog Awards

Dan Matthews at the Real Business blog is asking where are all the good UK business blogs. It seems that the Real Business blog has been shortlisted for the ‘Best of Brit Blog Awards’ run by Ask.com and Metro. Dan…

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Weber Shandwick Bryne Baby Bryne

Colin Bryne, CEO of Weber Shandwick in the UK, gets my award for best named blog – Bryne Baby Bryne. Only three posts so far, but looking good so far. The main thing it lacks is a blog roll, which…

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Facebook badge added

Couple of updates to the blog. I’ve now re-populated the Upcoming events so it actually shows some of the events I’m at. As a result of my work on Alan Johnson’s Labour Party deputy leadership bid I’ve also added a…

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Delivering the New PR 2.0 – Creating value through social media

My fellow speakers Philip Young and Tom Murphy have already posted about the fact that the second series of Delivering the New PR conferences is kicking off in Newcastle on March 27. It will be all new content from the…

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Friction.TV wants your opinion

Thanks to Tom Murphy for the tip off about Friction.TV. The idea is that you upload your video giving your opinion on a particular issue and then invite debate and contributions. Topic areas include politics, education, environment, business, health, society,…

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Road pricing petition driven by Daily Mail

Simon Dickson points to some great analysis by Hitwise’s Heather Hopkins of the traffic (and therefore the signatures) to the e-petition on road charging. The Daily Mail is the fourth largest provider of traffic (behind Google, Hotmail and the No…

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John McCain’s campaign website misses the mark

Senator John McCain’s new website proudly proclaims its “A Departure From The Traditional Campaign Website” – you’re not kidding me. It looks like something Count Dracula would design for his kids. The influential Bivings Report says it reminds them of…

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A good way for trade unions to embrace social media?

Just had an email about this YouTube video where employees of Miller Brewing Company sing on YouTube to express their anger that CEO Norman Adami is freezing their pensions. Not very well implemented, but great idea and an example of…

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