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Six Interesting Links I Found This Week

Here are another six links to interesting internet nuggets and trivia, as shared  by your favourite Manchester-based PR agency: An interesting look at what ‘thought leaders’ believed exhibitions might have looked like now We really should enter the Golden Hedgehogs Obama turns to Tumblr A good pressie for beginners. What is newsworthy? Flow visualisation in Google […]

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My self-hosting experience and advice (WordPress)

WordPress is, for me, the number one social media platform, and it is not just me that thinks this, according to recent reports.   I took my blog ‘self-hosted’ this week, an action which coincided with a report in Techcrunch that highlighted a boom in blogging compared to micro-blogging.    Personally I think Twitter is responsible […]

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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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The Blog Paper, nearly a brilliant idea

The Blog Paper is a new online publication with a difference: it aims to print the best postings every month in a bona fide publication. It is very nearly a brilliant idea. I love its premise of taking the best content from the Blogosphere and turning it into a magazine. Some might say the concept […]

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Not enough hours in a day to blog?

“Time and tide waits for no man,” so the saying goes, and nowhere are man hours more precious than in the world of work, where the management of seconds, minutes and hours has become a science. So the following guide is useful: – when encouraging clients to use social media – for consultancies trying to […]

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My favourite news curation sites

Curation of the news is one of the most exciting innovations on the internet.  The internet is an enlightening place to keep up to date with current affairs and news, but now with news curation sites we can access, sort, consume and share thousands of news sources from around the world.   Fernando Rizo, a […]

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Panorama vs Ryanair

An eye opening insight into Ryanair’s approach to Media Relations. (see link below)   Panorama.pdf  The problem faced by Ryanair is that the company behaves like a challenger brand despite being the market leader.  That’s just plain arrogant.  In this email exchange it looks like Ryanair have gone the distance toe to toe with Panorama.  I’m saving […]

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Ralph Lauren’s PR crisis

Ralph Lauren and blog BoingBoing.net are today at each other’s throats over images used by the fashion brand showing a rather skinny looking model.   The image, Boing Boing claims, has been touched up in photoshop and today on the blog another picture was published showing how a graphic designer had “unworked” the advert to […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND OPPORTUNISM

Fernando Rizo is the Head of Digital at a PR agency called Ketchum.  I met him today at a PRCA event and he talks a lot of sense.    I am sure he’ll correct me if I get the details wrong here, but he is the man behind a campaign in America which saw Stride […]

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