Flogging a dead horse

I always read Stuart Jones’ BusinessMatters blog so I’m not sure how I missed this post about the tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians which says that “When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy…

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Milliband to become first blogging cabinet minister

The Sunday Times is reporting that David Milliband (who was orginally from Leeds) is to become the first blogging cabinet minister. It’s a typical tacky Sunday Times story with more spin than a fairground ride. They lead on the rather…

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GMB, Asda and trade union blogs

I’ve argued before that blogs present a potentially powerful communications tool for trade unions. Blogs could provide a way for individual union members to explain their point of view directly to the public. Individual workers are nearly always at a…

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Will this idea help a PR student improve her CV/resume?

Over the years I’ve helped several PR students to improve their CVs (and portfolios). Some of them have even found jobs, hopefully my advice was a help rather than a hindrance. Leeds Metropolitan University student Alexandra Pullin has just blogged…

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Marketing Leeds fiasco gets worse

On my Stuart’s Soapbox blog I’ve just written a rather lengthy post about the shambles that is Marketing Leeds. I won’t repeat it all here but for anyone with an interesting in marketing, ethics or new media it is probably…

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Ex-Labour general secretary Matt Carter resurfaces

Congratulations to Matt Carter, the previous general secretary of the Labour Party who has become the managing director of the new London office of WPP-owned opinion researcher Penn, Schoen and Berland. PR Week quotes Matt as saying that PSB intends…

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New small business advice wiki

Dennis Howlett at Accman Pro has an interesting idea to create a small/start-up business community resource wiki. What a fantastic idea. Coincidentally I’d already started thinking about how we could use social media such as blogs and wikis to provide…

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All the UK national newspaper RSS feeds in one place

Journalism.co.uk reports that the editor of the Oldham Chronicle diligently searches for ‘Oldham’ on all the national newspaper sites each morning. The poor soul. Just imagine how long this must take him/her. My trusty FeedDemon does all that for me….

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The challenge of winning new business

There is quite a lot of new business buzz around at the moment for Bruce Marshall Associates (BMA PR). Last week I did a pitch in central London to a company that has recently opened a UK office. They face…

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Is Tom Foremski talking about XPRL?

Tom Foremski at SiliconValleyWatcher has had another one of his rants about the PR industry and press releases. I’m amused by his reference to press releases which is one of my pet peeves. NEWS releases are what I’ve written my…

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