Four things meme

Stephen Davies has tagged me with the four things meme so here goes: Four jobs I’ve had: Organic waste disposal technician (toilet cleaner) Labour Party Regional Officer Politician (elected councillor) PR consultant Four movies I can watch over and over:…

Read full story Comments { 2 }

PR academics research into CSR and the media

Academics from the business school at Leeds Metropolitan University have published research into the relationships between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the media. In the Yorkshire Evening Post report Dr Ralph Tench (PR course leader?) of Leeds Metropolitan University, said:…

Read full story Comments { 1 }

The Economist on blogs

This week’s edition of The Economist has an article on blogs. I’m nowhere near as impressed with this article as I was with its recent look at public relations. I think the problem is that it contains nothing that other…

Read full story Comments { 2 }

Blog Herald gets it wrong on spam

I like The Blog Herald. I really, really do. But it has got it badly wrong this time. It’s claiming that an email sent by Eric Olsen at FeedBurner is spam. Why? Get real. Spam is the rubbish about unwanted…

Read full story Comments { 5 }

Become a rail blogger and win a free year of commuting

Passenger Focus, the independent national rail consumer watchdog, has come up with a brilliant use of blogs. It has teamed up with Metro, the free commuter newspaper, to run a competition for people to blog about their experience of commuting…

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Wireless networking in the developing world

Richard Allan, the former Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam and now public affairs honcho for Cisco, points to this interesting reference about Wireless Networking in the Developing World.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Which super hero am I?

Your results: You are Superman Superman 85% Spider-Man 70% Hulk 60% Iron Man 55% Robin 50% Green Lantern 50% Catwoman 45% Supergirl 45% Batman 40% Wonder Woman 25% The Flash 10% You are mild-mannered, good, strong and you love to…

Read full story Comments { 5 }

UK e-democracy project fails democracy

I’m a massive advocate of e-democracy and have been putting my words into practice ever since being elected as a local councillor in 1999. First of all with a traditional website that included the ability to sign up to an…

Read full story Comments { 0 }

The Guardian’s Charles Arthur on why not to send PR attachments

Charles Arthur, The Guardian technology editor, has an excellent post on his blog about why you shouldn’t send attachments to journalists. I’ve commented on the blog and below I’ve pasted a copy of my response: It constantly amazes me how…

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Government Google doesn’t work

The Burning our Money blog has an interesting story about the Parliamentary Information Management System (PIMS). Another example of a government IT system not entirely going to plan. In my experience of the public sector it is usually a case…

Read full story Comments { 0 }