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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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Foursquare for business?

This presentation focuses on what Foursquare can do for business. [slideshare id=2036238&doc=foursquare-for-businesses-v12-090921194537-phpapp02] Don’t be distracted by the game element of Foursquare (which is discussed in the early slides) which put me off it at first. Instead I’m focusing on what it can do for business. I think Foursquare will be big when it eventually launches […]

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Are you taking part in NaBloPoMo?

If you blog, have you joined NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month)? The idea is that during the month of November everyone who joins NaBloPoMo has to make at least one post every day during the month of November. Yes it is a bit prescriptive and I’m a believer in quality over quantity when it comes […]

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Swine flu statisitics. It is all in the presentation

This is a great image. Not only does the graphic illustrate how panic and fear can cause us humans to become irrational, but also how a stunning and eye catching diagram can bring a story to life. Too often are fascinating statistics presented in uninteresting ways. If you can’t see the image well on screen […]

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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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Have you eaten in Mo’s Chippy, Deansgate?

Mo’s Chippy on Deansgate holds a unique place in the folklore of the PR industry in Manchester. I want to see how deep this special feeling really goes. Knott Mill, where the chippy is based, is like a mini PR hive of industry. Like Media City will be one day. Mo, the boss, has been […]

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Andy Crane and Gordon Burns to fight it out on Twitter

Andy Crane, presenter of Channel M news, (Manchester’s TV station) has competition for his crown as the North West media’s premier Twitter user.  Gordon Burns, who most Brits of a certain age will forever remember as THE host of the Krypton Factor, now anchors North West Tonight and today launched his Twitter feed with much […]

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Jam Street Cafe – Whalley Range, Manchester

Pros:  The finest German beer.  Amazing food.  Imaginative menu with two or three choices that change every time you visit. Cons: a little bit scruffy for a 32-year old PR dandy who has become used to expensive Michelin starred tastes.  Probably fine for “young” people.  Maybe public school boys from Charterhouse, with subscriptions to The […]

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