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Rip-off GNER are taking the p**s

I’m a big fan of train travel. I’m based in Leeds and lots of my clients are in London and the south east but thanks to the internet and a great train service it’s not a problem. But since January…

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PR students: you are what you blog

John Wagner, CEO of eponymously named Houston-based Wagner Communications, points me to a post by Steve Silvers that warns students to be careful what evidence they leave on the internet about themselves. Many employers today will include a quick Google…

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Delivering the New PR: how blogs, podcasts and RSS can work for you

Philip Young, the architect of November’s successful Making the News conference, has announced that the gang is getting back together to take the show on the road. The Delivering the New PR: how blogs, podcasts and RSS can work for…

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Centre for Public Scrutiny blog

I spent this morning with my councillor hat on in the Thriving Communities scrutiny board of Leeds City Council. One of the agenda items was to agree to scrutinise affordable housing policy in Leeds. Coincidentally the same topic cropped up…

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CIPR Rebuilding Hope conference

The CIPR Rebuilding Hope conference will also have an exhibition and all of the speakers have been asked to contribute a couple of paragraphs for display. Philip Young has shared his here so I thought I’d do the same: —————————…

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These people give politicians a bad name

Today’s Yorkshire Post reports that the Department for Transport is investing in evaluating its media coverage. Why is this a story, surely it’s part of every professional PR activity? Well yes of course it is, but it hasn’t stopped two…

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