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2006 was a good year, sort of

Ian Green and Simon Collister, both of Wakefield-based GREEN Communications, have both written about new research on the perilous state of the PR industry. The research. by industry analysts Plimsoll, says that 23% of PR agencies price below cost and…

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Twitter here, Twitter there

I’m doing some research for a new PR and social media project, which if it all comes together you should definitely notice as it will be pretty high profile stuff. One idea involves using Twitter, which requires me to play…

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Bloggers bash Microsoft again, but where’s the disclosure?

Yawn. This Christmas many bloggers are once again engaged in their previous past-time of Microsoft bashing. And once again many of them are failing to grasp the reality of life outside of their own little blogosphere bubble. In their eyes…

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"Barrow-in-Furness is a shithole"

For any of my fellow Cumbrians reading I’d like to reassure you that no I haven’t gone mad and that this isn’t my opinion but of Steve Beall, who was the manager of Thorntons in Barrow – until he made…

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Always think and blog

At Christmas in the UK you always get lots of “Don’t drink and drive” adverts. I think a lot of people could also do with some “Always think and blog” adverts to remind them to think carefully and reflect before…

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Press ignore warnings not to publish Ispwich murder suspect photos

Press Gazette has an interesting story about the national press ignoring warnings not to publish pictures of the Ispwich murder suspects. This is despite two letters sent to all editors on Monday and Tuesday from Suffolk Police Chief Constable Alastair…

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Congratulations to Sam Sethi and Mike Butcher

Just a week after the ill-fated demise of TechCrunch UK, Sam Sethi and Mike Butcher are back with the launch of Vecosys – tracking European start-ups. I think this is the first time a new blog has gone straight into…

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I’ll miss Sam Sethi’s TechCrunch UK

The blogosphere is awash with posts about Michael Arrington ‘sacking’ Sam Sethi from TechCrunch UK and putting the blog on hold. My take on it is that Sam comes out of it smelling of roses. His stance throughout has been…

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Help a PR student’s social media viral marketing experiment

PR student Samantha Wilcox is conducting a little experiment to see if she can help seed some social media interest in her friend’s band. Following the success of the Arctic Monkeys, Sandi Thom etc I have found a band (ok…

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Wife’s new and old media revenge

I often tell clients that an effective way to drive traffic to your new media offerings is to use tried and trusted old media such as media relations, advertising and direct mail. That might be why a scorned wife used…

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