Blogging bobby on the beat

West Yorkshire Police is leading the way when it comes to using the web. First they launched www.beatcrime.info so you could punch in your postcode and see crime figures for your community. Then they launched the Neighbourhood Police Teams website…

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Journalists – the real spin doctors?

Trevor Cook’s post about journalists being the real spinners requires no comment just agreement.

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Christina Odone should learn to tell the truth

PR 101. Always read the whole publication before responding. As soon as I had finished reading ‘Press and PR partnership – networking or not working’ and Anne Summer’s letter on the same subject I broke off eating my lunch to…

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The truth about PR and journalism

COPY OF LETTER TO MEDIA GUARDIAN Anne Summers (Media Letters, April 10) will be pleased to know that PR can claim moral equality with journalism as the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ code of conduct has the same regard to…

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Forthcoming engagements

Over the next couple of months I’m attending and speaking about blogs, blogging, reputation management, corporate communications and public relations at a number of events: April 13, Leeds – Government News Network / Trinity & All Saints College – Postgraduate…

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BBC Breakfast biz journo creates a blog on live TV

BBC Breakfast TV business presenter Declan Curry has just created a new business blog live on TV to show how easy it is. Shame they used Blogger for the demo and gave lots of plugs to Google – what other…

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Using flags and badges for networking

As someone who has organised conferences and dinners I like this idea for seating people using badges and flags to indicate what they are interested in.

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Online now beats newspapers

For those who still underestimate the implications of the internet on communications and media think about the fact that online advertising grew by 65.6 per cent in 2005 to £1.4 billion. National newspaper advertising was only worth £1.9 billion. They…

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Ethical link love

For the best analysis I’ve read so far on the new PR blog that shalt not be named (or linked to!) read “Ethically promoting a PR blog… c’mon kids…” by Tom Murphy. By the way I didn’t actually find it…

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Leeds Met Uni Professor Anne Gregory podcast interview

Two mentions in one day for Philippe Borremans’ Conversationblog as he reveals that his first podcast (available this evening) will feature an interview with PR Professor Anne Gregory from Leeds Metropolitan University. They will be talking about the recent EU…

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