CIPR president starts blogging

Chartered Institute of Public Relations president Tony Bradley has finally launched his blog PR Voice – as announced by Stephen Davies. Treat him gently folks. Disclaimer: Do I need a disclaimer to say I know both Tony and Stephen? Technorati…

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David Miliband blog survey

I’ve just received an email from the Hansard Society asking me to complete a short survey about Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs David Miliband’s blog. I’ve completed it but found it difficult as some of the…

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Glassesdirect’s excellent customer service

As a PR company we always try to under-promise and over-deliver. I think that is an edge that we have over many of our competitors who technically can offer similar services of similar quality. Glassesdirect (who deserve a link) appears…

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Blogging CIM at Nelson

This is just to show how easy it is to create a blog entry, even from a mobile phone.

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Chartered Institute of Marketing at Northern Technologies

Later this afternoon I’m off across the Pennines to visit the Northern Technologies centre at Nelson, Lancashire where I’ll be speaking at a Chartered Institute of Marketing conference on the subject of …. business blogs.

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National survey to measure effectiveness of charity marketing spend

Interesting news release in the Bell Pottinger North news feed about its client RSM Robson Rhodes conducting an online survey to measure the effectiveness of marketing expenditure by charities. Technorati : Bell Pottinger, RSM Robson Rhodes, charity, marketing

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The Economist removed from WH Smith shelves

UK Press Gazette reports on an intriguing spat between The Economist and WH Smith (the UK’s largest chain of newsagents) which has seen the title removed from the shelves of all the chain’s high street stores. Technorati : The Economist

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Can business blogs be too personal?

If you read Microsoft mega-blogger Robert Scoble’s blog you’ll know that his mother is seriously ill and that the Scobleizer has taken offence that he’s still getting pitched by PR companies. This raised lots of questions for me. Not very…

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Manchester Evening News new business editor

The Manchester Evening News (MEN) has appointed deputy business editor Chris Barry as its new business editor. The MEN carries two pages of business news every day and recently relaunched its business section which is published every Tuesday as a…

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Why social media news releases won’t work – yet

In the comments Tina Lang-Stuart of Shift Communications (of Boston and San Francisco) is questioning my stance on the death of the news release and the benefits of the alternative ‘social media news release’. She wants: To deliver some background…

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