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Vince Cable #fail

Politicians should be able to duck a tricky question, but Vince Cable made a gaff last night. At the North West IoD dinner Michael Taylor, Editor of North West Insider, asked Vince Cable about Regional Development Agencies – a potentially tricky subject. In his answer he said that he was ‘undecided’ if the RDAs should […]

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Albino Squirrel murder?

Biss Lancaster’s Dorking Correspondent, @jonwelsh, has this update on Albino Squirrel*. Sad news folks, it looks like it was murder… See link to Jon’s Blog: http://reputationreputationreputation.blogspot.com/ *Should you not have a foggiest as to what I am blogging about, here is the original story: http://jameswdcrawford.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/breaking-news-from-dorking/ Click here for a little video homage to the little […]

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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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When PR stunts go wrong

I’m loving this PR stunt by mobile phone company Tele2 for all the wrong reasons. Or maybe they are the right reasons… I can just imagine the brainstorm in which this stunt was hatched. “I know, let’s pretend to drop a meteorite on a former soviet block country.” Click here for the full story Creativity […]

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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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Football fans need a PR agency

The Football Association needs a PR campaign to show that hooliganism is no longer a big problem in England. The reason for my post is that this story of the Italian FA telling Capello that “Hooligan is an English word” annoyed me today. England has an issue with its reputation abroad, one that is no […]

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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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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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