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Why didn’t John Terry take PR advice? #PR #publicrelations #mufc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxvrRggOQjo (Gratuitous opportunity to show Moscow penalty miss) The John Terry super injunction story is more proof that celebrities or organisations should turn to PR professionals and not lawyers when dealing with a media crisis. Only public relations professionals have the tools to ensure that a story such as this one can be kept under […]

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Hewlett Packard Computers are Racist?

PR crisis communications is never dull. It is the part of the job that most public relations consultants love, because handling an issue can become a roller coaster ride and practitioners never know what type of crisis they might be presented with. Over the years I’ve worked on my fair share of crises – from […]

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John Prescott is the Real Deal

Obama should become more like British politician John Prescott. In a week when Obama disclosed that he has never sent a tweet in his life, despite having over 2million followers, John Prescott’s web presence should be lauded. Like him or loath him, in a world where PR tries to control every message, Prescott is keeping […]

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The Sunday Times. Links 15.11.09

Here are a few interesting stories from The Sunday Times (yes, Rupert, I did buy a copy). Tories to cut licence fee and niche BBC channels (it is interesting to see this position now that The Sun is backing The Conservatives. Has a deal beeb done?) http://timesmobile.mobi/ms/p/times/op/s8eSFmUrcEuX5iLRAfqL-dQ/view.m?id=1 Media law continues to make it easy for […]

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Journalists on Twitter

Everyone will find this database of journalist ‘Twitterati’ useful. Following journalists on Twitter is a great way to keep up with the news and I use Twitter as an RSS news feed. I’m so reliant on Twitter that I rarely go directly to news sites these days – as my news is fed to me […]

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Want a social network? Do it yourself

[slideshare id=475298&doc=ning-1213880487714368-8] Ning is not new but I think it is going to get bigger and bigger as more organisations and groups feel the need to set up their own communities. Organisations such as the Chamber of Commerce, IoD and other professional bodies could benefit from the ease in which a community can be set […]

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Is satire journalism?

I love MetaFilter as much for the blogs as the comments and debate the postings create. This blog (click here) discussing ‘whether satire is journalism’ is a case in point. Anyone who knows that satire goes back as far as the Ramesside period of ancient Egypt, is either really bloody clever or is a smug […]

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Albino Squirrel and Journalism #fail

Visitors to my blog might have seen my favourite non-news story of the week: the death of the Albino Squirrel in Dorking. Firstly his death was picked up by the Dorking Advertiser, and boy did we scoff at the waste of printer’s ink. Then the paper followed the story up with a claim asking, "was […]

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Vince Cable #fail

Politicians should be able to duck a tricky question, but Vince Cable made a gaff last night. At the North West IoD dinner Michael Taylor, Editor of North West Insider, asked Vince Cable about Regional Development Agencies – a potentially tricky subject. In his answer he said that he was ‘undecided’ if the RDAs should […]

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Albino Squirrel murder?

Biss Lancaster’s Dorking Correspondent, @jonwelsh, has this update on Albino Squirrel*. Sad news folks, it looks like it was murder… See link to Jon’s Blog: http://reputationreputationreputation.blogspot.com/ *Should you not have a foggiest as to what I am blogging about, here is the original story: http://jameswdcrawford.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/breaking-news-from-dorking/ Click here for a little video homage to the little […]

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