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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The Times ‘What it takes to get to the top’ web seminar

Response Source is a fantastic resource for PR people that lets you subscribe to emails from journalists who are researching/writing current stories. Normally you’re not meant to share them but I’m sure on this occasion I can get away with…

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New PR blog from Sunderland conference

Just in time for Wednesday’s New PR conference it’s time to say hello to Simon Collister who has just started his Simonsays blog as a result of attending last November’s Making the News conference at the University of Sunderland. Incidentally…

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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:…

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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:…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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