Europe needs access to free map data to compete

Very interesting post by David Tebbutt about a crucial difference between the UK/Europe and the USA. It’s all about how in America you can “freely use zip codes to pick up geographic coordinates from a number of free sources”. David…

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After Bad Pitch Blog we have Bad Hack Blog

How many PRs will be willing to contribute stories to the Bad Hack Blog? Inspired by the Bad Pitch Blog it covers the flip side of the coin – the misdemeanours of journalists. Although unlike the Bad Pitch Blog it…

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PR and lobbying companies and All Party Groups

After the recent hysterics in The Times and on the BBC it is refreshing to read this article in The Daily Telegraph about the legitimate role of public relations and public affairs companies in helping to put the case of…

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PR Opinions: Crisis PR: All that glitters is not gold…

If you read one thing about blogs and crisis communications / issues management then let it be PR Opinions: Crisis PR: All that glitters is not gold…. by Tom Murphy. Read, think, learn.

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BlogCode to find bloggers like you

BlogCode is an interesting new project that lets you score a blog by 20-30 questions and using a growing database then helps you to find similar blogs according to the scores. I coded A PR Guru’s Musings yesterday and I’ve…

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PCW starts small business IT section

PCW is starting a new monthly small business IT section that will include a feature plus 6-7 pages of hardware and software product reviews. It’s being put together by Alan “a star in the IT firmament” Stevens . Sounds good….

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Don’t panic stop the presses

This blogging conference lark really works. It really does. Nicky Wake, who runs the Don’t Panic event management company responsible for the New PR and Making the News conferences, has been so inspired she’s started her own blog. Congratulations Nicky….

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Dave Sifry’s really important quote

Richard Bailey points to an interesting interview with Technorati’s Dave Sifrey in yesterday’s Technology Guardian (required reading for anyone with an interest in technology). Talking about the size of the blogosphere the key quote for me was “The number that…

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IT Week podcasts and blogs

IT Week has added podcasts and two new blogs – editor Lem Bingley and freelance Gary Flood – to its offerings. It has been running the IT Sneak blog for sometime. They all run on Typepad and offer FeedDemon RSS…

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Global PR giants buy-up the little guys

A sign of the growing importance of blogs and social media is the recent spate of hirings by the global PR firms. The latest is Richard Edelman’s announcement that Steve Rubel is leaving mid-size New York agency Cooper Katz to…

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