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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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PR and Social Media Links 23 January 2010

Here are some interesting links which I came across this week that will be coming to a public relations campaign near you soon! Seesmic Live Event – Seesmic I must find time to play with Seesmic again. The latest developments look of great use for PR people. Top Tools For Tracking Topics on the Web […]

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Dear @CharltonBrooker, I do love your Newsswipe programme

Newsswipe is a satirical look at the media, from angry, shouty Guardian journalist, Charlie Brooker. This video is from the last series, therefore it’s “old news” but still amusing in the extreme. The new series is funnier still because it benefits from greater topicality. It’s on BBC4 at 10pm every Thursday. Sky Plus it!

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Spelling with Flickr (Thx @kastner)

This tool is a fun little Flickr gizmo to brighten up even the most dull of blogs… In fact this gadget’s use doesn’t have to stop with blogs, you can use it for presentations, print, or just for fun. The tool is available here and was designed by @kastner You can type in a phrase […]

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A picture paints a thousand words

Earthquake in Haiti, originally uploaded by American Red Cross. Most of the time we consume our news via print, video or audio. However, sometimes a picture paints a thousand words. Being a media obsessive I like to see what else I can find about a story which has got my attention. This photo was found […]

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Liverpool ‘Crisis’ Star Deletes His Tweets #lfc

This morning it looked like Ryan Babel, the multimillion pound superstar footballer who plays for Liverpool FC had deleted his Twitter account after publicly criticising his manager, Rafa Benitez. The page was taken off line for a few hours and now has reappeared without the offending tweets. In fact there are no tweets older than […]

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PR and Social Media Links – 16 January

Here are a few links to interesting articles which I found this week Excellent Resources Help You Create Your Own Social Networking Site This is very geeky reading but there are some excellent tools, tips and plugins here for the digital and web savvy social media professional How To Rank Top In Google Nice summary […]

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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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Wikileaks gives lawyers a torrid time in latest Tiger twist

Today Wikileaks published a gagging order which tried to suppress the latest revelations in the Tiger Woods’ scandal. This blog is not interested in the morality at the heart of the Tiger Woods’ case. Tiger can have ten wives if he wants, plus another ten gay lovers, for all I care. What is interesting are […]

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