Tag Archives | public relations

NeverSeconds shows why PR needs to be respected

Lots of buzz about #neverseconds and almost universal ridicule of Argyll and Bute Council’s statement (see Update Three below as the council has now unethically tried to hide its incompetence) in response. The story is that nine-year old Martha Payne has been blogging photographs of her school meals and writing about what is wrong with the meals. […]

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Corporate communications heads split on social media

Corporate communications heads agree (82%) that discussions in social media and social networks can impact on a company’s overall reputation and licence to operate, but are split on how seriously it should be taken. Forty per cent said that criticism in social media channels was taken too seriously while 46% disagreed. The report also looks […]

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Ten tips to use social media and SEO to improve your media relations

Speaking on the PR and social media panel at the SAScon SEO, Analytics and Social Media conference yesterday prompted me to finish a draft blog post that I’ve been cogitating on since February looking at how social media and the internet has changed the way we do traditional media relations. My good friend and and ex-colleague Mark Hanson called […]

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FIR Interview: Stuart Bruce and Phil Gomes on PR and Wikipedia

Global PR podcast FIR co-hosts Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz used Google+ Hangout to record a special FIR Interview show with Phil Gomes (Senior VP, Edelman Digital) and myself discussing current initiatives to improve how public relations professionals can work with Wikipedia. Related articles CIPR to work with Wikipedia on how PR professionals should interact […]

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Public relations defined for the 21st century

      The Public Relations Society of America has sparked some interesting discussion by launching a ‘crowd sourcing’ initiative to create a new definition for public relations. Neville Hobson is encouraging people to take part and has helpfully shared some of the various PR definitions that exist – PRSA, CIPR and even Wikipedia. Danny […]

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Top 50 business blogs 2011 by Strategist News

PR people and bloggers love lists and A PR Guy’s Musings is listed on a good few public relations and business blog rankings. But, I’m actually quite pleased to be on this new ‘Best Business Blogs 2011 list from Strategist News. Pleased because it has helped me to discover some interesting new business and corporate […]

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State of Social Report 2011 by Econsultancy

Today Econsultancy published its new State of Social Report 2011. It make interesting reading. Thanks to Econsultancy I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview and was able to provide some comments on its findings. I’ve published my comments at the end of this report, but if you’re responsible for any aspect of social […]

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Corporate affairs is gaining in influence and should never report to marketing

Just catching up on last week’s PRWeek and Danny Rogers, editor-in-chief of Brand Republic’s marketing titles, wrote a great op-ed on the growing importance of corporate affairs directors. A top corporate headhunter told me this week that corporate affairs directors had, without doubt, gained in influence compared with marketing directors over the past few years. […]

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Public Affairs: Soap Box | PRWeek

This week’s PRWeek Public Affairs: Soap Box is a short op-ed by me on the importance of social media to public affairs professionals. This is the original piece, before I edited it down to fit PRWeek’s word count. As party conference season ends we’ve seen how all of the political parties have enthusiastically adopted social […]

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Public affairs and social media on CIPR TV and training webinar

Public affairs and social media is very much on the agenda for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) at the moment with both a CIPR TV special and a training webinar on public affairs and social media.   Firstly, this Thursday (October 6) at 17:00 there is a special public affairs double bill on […]

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