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Manchester recreates city in Second Life

The Manchester Evening News reports that Manchester is set to open a virtual version of itself in Second Life. The aim is promote the Manchester ‘brand’ and raise awareness of the city in the real world. The move is a…

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Alan Johnson campaign team announcement

Following last Friday’s comment on Iain Dale’s blog we’ve now released a statement about the launch of Alan Johnson’s campaign team. The campaign website is at Before you pop over there I need to warn you that it’s not…

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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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Is it time to set the lawyers on Jimmy Wales and Wikipedia?

I’ve been too busy to blog over the last few days, but I couldn’t resist picking up on Simon Collister’s post about Jimmy Wales’ latest rant in PR Week about PR people and Wikipedia. I support Simon’s view that Wales…

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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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Citebite listens and acts

I looked at Citebite a while ago and thought it great, but useless for me as I prefer IE7 to Firefox and its bookmarklet didn’t work with IE7. I said so in a comment on Ian Delaney’s Twopointouch blog. Ian…

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Wikipedia to liaise with ‘big companies’ 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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Edelman Trust Barometer

Work commitments meant that I didn’t have time to blog about attending yesterday’s launch of the Edelman Trust Barometer. I feel slightly shamed as other bloggers who attended have already commented, such as David Brain, Ian Delaney, Iain Dale and…

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My final word on social media kerfuffle

A couple of great posts have prompted me to make one final post on the latest social media and PR kerfuffle. First of all the ever wise Tom Murphy brings a dose of reality and common sense by saying “Now…

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Scoble -10, Parmet 1

Best post to date on the social media news release squabble is David Parmet who correctly points out that most of the critics are Missing the mark. Which brings us neatly to Robert Scoble, who misses it more than most….

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