Economist article about PR industry

You can rely on The Economist to provide sensible coverage on a wide variety of topics as is demonstrated by this article on the public relations industry. Refreshingly it’s a straight business story rather than the rather distorted coverage that…

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Rip-off GNER are taking the p**s

I’m a big fan of train travel. I’m based in Leeds and lots of my clients are in London and the south east but thanks to the internet and a great train service it’s not a problem. But since January…

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Podcasting: speed-dating of the business world?

The Times recently ran an article describing podcasting as the speed-dating of the business world. One of those interviewed is Heather Gorringe of Wiggly Wigglers fame. Slowly but surely we are working our way towards producing a BMA PR podcast,…

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PR students: you are what you blog

John Wagner, CEO of eponymously named Houston-based Wagner Communications, points me to a post by Steve Silvers that warns students to be careful what evidence they leave on the internet about themselves. Many employers today will include a quick Google…

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Ultra easy e-commerce websites

Steve Rubel has blogged about a new company called Posima that aims to enable small businesses to easily create and update websites including simplifying e-commerce using Paypal. It looks quite interesting but one thing that I didn’t like is the…

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Thought provoking analysis of mobile marketing

Max Niederhofer, founder of Incrediblinc, has a thought provoking article on the possible future for mobile marketing. Well worth a read. Incrediblinc is a company that I think is worth watching (no need for a disclaimer as it isn’t a…

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Association of Business Schools hunting for a PR manager

Tim Bailey has asked me to plug the fact that the London-based Association of Business Schools (ABS) is looking for a new PR manager. You can get more details here and download a full job description and person specification here…

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Guy Clapperton’s new website

In his latest Response Source query freelance journalist Guy Clapperton mentions that his website has had a facelift. It includes a useful page outlining the stories he’s working on at the moment. More and more freelance journalists are beginning to…

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PR must be at the top table

When I spoke at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ Rebuilding Hope conference my theme was that PR professionals had an essential role to play in community regeneration and cohesion. However, too often professional communicators are brought in too late…

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Google embraces braille

Today’s Google logo has had an even more dramatic makeover than it normally does. At first I thought it was hinting that Google was about to launch some exciting new accessibility tool to help blind people to use the web….

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