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The Social Media Bubble – Umair Haque – Harvard Business Review

This is a brilliant post on social media. There is so much utter crap spouted about what Web 2.0 can do. How it will reinvent the way we work, interact and exist as human beings. The post is below: http://blogs.hbr.org/haque/2010/03/the_social_media_bubble.html Don’t get me wrong, social media is great and really useful, but it isn’t the […]

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Public Relations Masterclass (video)

This public relations video discusses the Toyota crisis, how Microsoft handled their corporate reputation when Bill Gates took his role part time, and corporate reputation in general. It’s a long video and I’ve only watched the first half hour, but the content is first class.

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Reasons to #SaveBBC6music

The BBC are going to scrap BBC 6 Music . I wake up to this station everyday at 6.30am, I cook to it, and generally love everything about it. Losing this radio station is, in my view, a disaster. Here are three reasons to save the station. 1 – BBC 6 Music is the broadcasting […]

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Geolocation technology and crime

I have always said that the major reason to avoid geo-location technology such as Foursquare is that it advertises the fact that your house is probably empty and ripe for a visit from the local burglar. Most people get annoyed by Foursquare updates anyway, but actually Twitter and all sorts of social media can use […]

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PR and Social Media Links 6 Feb 10

Slideshare launches its branded Youtube channel Good old Slideshare! It has always been a great resource and now with its branded Youtube channel it has become an even more important service which I can offer to clients. Check out their news here Friday Guest Blog: Are blogs the beating heart of a social media strategy? […]

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#WordPress Plugin Semantically Analyses Posts for Keywords

If you don’t use WordPress then I suggest you don’t read any further as this is a HUGELY GEEKY post. ***WARNING*** I am testing a new WordPress plugin by Roger Stringer, which “Yahoo Query Language to perform semantic analysis of your post text and suggest tags for you.” I have written this post to test […]

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Good to see @thebusinessdesk expanding

I just received this via email: “TheBusinessDesk.com has now launched a dedicated business news service reporting West Midlands business news. Just as we do in Yorkshire and the North West, our team of West Midlands business journalists led by former Birmingham Post editor Marc Reeves will report business news every working day, providing FREE news […]

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15 years ago: Eric Cantona and the Kung Fu Kick

Fifteen years ago this month, Manchester United’s Eric Cantona was sent off at Selhurst Park and proceeded to kung fu kick a Wimbledon fan who abused him. Arguably this is one of the biggest sporting news stories of the 1990s. This story was huge! I can’t believe that it happened and equally I can’t comprehend […]

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Mass Photo Gathering Protest – Great PR #phnat

The demonstration yesterday in Trafalgar Square, London, against the ill-conceived anti-terrorism laws has resulted – ironically – in some really great images. The law aims gives police powers to ban photographers from taking pictures in public, as they could supposedly present a terrorism threat. Public relations and especially media relations are brought to life with […]

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