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Public relations and the ‘inclusive’ World Cup

Public relations is all about targeting. Sometimes PR professionals chose online media for their campaigns, other times broadcast is a better channel to get a communications message across. In a recent PR post about online media and the world cup, it was suggested that FIFA has missed a trick with social media for this year’s […]

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PR blogs worth reading

I am sure I am not the first Public Relations person to trot out the old cliché that talent borrows and genius steals. With this in mind I thought I would share a few PR blogs from which I have learn so much over the past few years. Firstly let’s get the big two out […]

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Things people get wrong about the Internet and TV

This is one of seven bullet points lifted from post on Boing Boing. It’s about the impact of the internet on TV. Clearly TV isn’t dying, it’s just the business model that is changing. The traditional TV model is dying The broadcast model of networks like ABC and NBC is certainly under a lot of […]

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Algorithmic Journalism? It sounds like maths, but it could be fun

The following is an excerpt from Steve Rubel’s Thoughts on Media Reforestation and Algorithmic Journalism. Forget the word ‘algorithmic’ for a second – I prefer the idea that, thanks to technology, we will all be involved in curating content. Last decade the big story was how technology enabled all of us to become publishers. However, […]

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I hate social media

I hate the term ‘social media’ and I think we should kill it off once and for all. It is meaningless, confusing and doesn’t convey the real concept. Here are a few thoughts on the matter: 1. What we are really talking about is how we share information, not social media, whatever that meant. 2. […]

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Is the Wikileaks interview, erm, leaked?

Does anyone think it is ironic that the Colbert Report interview with director of Wikileaks Julian Assange is “not available in the UK”? (see image above) After all, Wikileaks main specialism is leaking content to the world…. Surely their ‘people’ can pull a few strings? Wikileaks is a revelation in investigative journalism and open information. […]

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Today’s news curation tool of choice is…

It seems only yesterday since I was writing about news curation tools…. In fact it was yesterday when I wrote this post, but thanks to a helpful comment on the blog I have now found Newscred, a curation tool which allows users to build fairly bespoke news pages to read and share with the world. […]

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Great debate on Reddit about ‘that’ @Wikileaks video

Wikileaks today went live with a video which appears to show the US military shooting two innocent journalists from Reuters and two chidren, along with many more civilians. The whole case has, according to Wikileaks, been covered up. (in fact it, was reported in 2007, but without – until now – little evidence). Since the […]

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The Best iPhone Apps Ever (according to me)

I work in public relations and until recently used a Blackberry, however for the PR professional, there is no better device than the iPhone for bringing together Web 2.0 technology. Here is my list of killer apps. I’m hoping by writing this that others will recommend apps that I’ve missed. Please suggest others by way […]

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MP’s response to my letter about the Digital Economy Bill

Below is the response to my letter to John Leech MP about the Digital Economy Bill. In my letter I made it clear that he should be looking to protect the creative industries and I didn’t like how the bill was being pushed too quickly through parliament. I am guessing this might be a template […]

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