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PR, Wikipedia and BP–a sorry tale

I spent yesterday at the European Parliament in Brussels running a training session for MEPs and their staff about Wikipedia and best practice. Most of what I said was based on the CIPR’s Wikipedia Best Practice guidelines that we produced last… 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

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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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Bell Pottinger Uzbekistan: a maelstrom in a teacup?

It seems a month can’t go by without Bell Pottinger, the UK’s self-styled ‘leading’ lobbying company, embroiling itself in a scandal. Today’s Independent article has certainly sparked off a plethora of criticism and commentary, much of it ill-informed and ill-conceived.… Continue Reading