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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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PR Week: 2006 the year in review

PR Week’s Robert Gray has an interesting round-up (paywall) of some of the year’s public relations events and landmarks. The article includes a significant amount about new and social media, in my humble opinion probably a bit more than it…

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Official London 2012 Olympic blog

Just came across the London 2012: Work in Progress blog. It only started on November 21 and is an official team blog from the London 2012 Olympic leadership team. The description says: This site will act as a blog for…

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