Top in-house PRs on Holmes Report Influencer 100 list

The Holmes Report has just published the latest edition of The Influence 100 list of the world’s most important in-house communicators which I blogged about last year when the first list came out. As you’d expect all those who responded… Continue Reading

Social media newsrooms at CIPR Social Summer

Social media newsrooms and modernised media relations was the topic of my workshop last night at the latest Chartered Institute of Public Relations Social Summer. When the alternative was enjoying some rare summer sun I was delighted that so many… Continue Reading

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PR practitioners should not directly edit Wikipedia according to new CIPR guidance

I wouldn’t normally publish a news release verbatim, but this is important and I’m pushed for time this week! Disclaimer: I’m a founder member of the CIPR Social Media panel that created the new Wikipedia guidance and made a few… Continue Reading

Social media newsrooms workshop at CIPR Social Summer

Social media newsrooms and modernised media relations is the title of the CIPR Social Summer seminar that I’m delivering on Thursday evening. It’s at the Russell Square headquarters of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and starts at 17:00. 28… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading