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PR people – subscribe to the public relations sub-Reddit

Reddit is one of the biggest social news sites on the internet. If a story is up-voted on Reddit the resulting interest and site traffic is huge. Don’t believe me? Well here are some stats. Given the site’s influence, you’d think that use of Reddit would be a priority for the public relations industry? So […]

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Making sense of the internet meme – Keanu Reeves

Why is the internet currently obsessed with Keanu Reeves? This is a PR blog and the internet meme is an industry obsession, so I am really keen to found out more about what makes a good internet meme. In an attempt to make sense of this phenomenon and blog on the topic, I am currently […]

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8 reasons to chose integrated PR companies

The link between SEO and PR is nothing new but recently everyone’s still talking about. This is especially so at PR companies like PR Agency One. More and more public relations and optimisation consultancies are starting to truly understand the interrelation between the two disciplines, although there are lots of consultancies who talk the talk but […]

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Public relations and Quora

For PR people interested in thought leadership, Q&A tools like Yahoo Answers have failed to deliver. In fact, sites like these have been the subject of much derision. Since 2008 a service called Quora has been emerging, and it is now about to break into the mainstream. The increasing amount of unique users (see fig […]

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PR Crisis – Steve Jobs takes a bullet for Apple

Is Steve Jobs trying to protect Apple’s public relations image by deflecting negative PR attention towards himself? As public relations crises go, Apple’s iPhone 4 launch is up there in second place behind BP’s oil leak. The product launch has been besieged by negative press and PR coverage regarding the product’s aerial and connection. Recently, […]

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PR measurement, evaluation and analysis: a guide

PR people from around the globe recently met in Barcelona for a conference on measuring public relations. The professionals in attendance came up with a seven point measurement standard for the public relations industry. . The initial reaction from the blogosphere was that these points didn’t offer anything new and told PR people what they […]

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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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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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