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PR ethics - European Association of Communication Directors' debate

PR ethics – European Association of Communication Directors’ debate

In December I took part in a fascinating panel debate on ‘Defining ethics for today’s communicators’ at the European Association of Communication Directors‘ forum in Amsterdam. It was facilitated by Mike Cooper, editor-in-chief of the Holland Herald and the other panellists were Andre Manning, the vice president and global head of external communications at Royal […]

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Social media newsrooms at CIPR Social Summer

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 PR and corporate communications people turned out. More than 50 signed up,which I think is […]

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

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 small suggestions of my own to its development. Public relations practitioners should not directly edit […]

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NeverSeconds shows why PR needs to be respected

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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Twitter active users in Arab countries

Twitter active users in Arab countries

Interesting new infographic showing the number of active Twitter users in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The most useful stats are the ones that show the percentage of population penetration as the 215,000 figure for Egypt reflects its larger population as despite the hype since the Arab Spring penetration is only 0.26%. The […]

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Diamond Jubilee social media by Clarence House

Clarence House is the official residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall – or Charles and Camilla. It’s also what they use as their social media ‘handle’. One thing that I like is that they are not just using the obvious social media channels, but are also using less well known […]

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Corporate communications heads split on social media

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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Speaking at SAScon | Search–Analytics–Social Media conference

Speaking at SAScon | Search–Analytics–Social Media conference

I’m delighted to be once again one of the speakers at the excellent SAScon Search – Analytics – Social Media conference. I’m going to be talking about ‘Social Commerce – Show Me the Money’. It promises some great content with lots to learn and some excellent networking opportunities. One of the keynote speakers is Bruce […]

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Social media in local government

Social media in local government

BDO has published an interesting report into the current use of social media within local government in the UK. BDO worked with Municipal Journal (MJ) to conduct a survey to find out how 67 local authorities are currently using social media to support a range of services. The report Updating your status: From housing and […]

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