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Top tips to nail your first few weeks in a PR agency

Taking the step from in-house PR to agency life can be a worrying step. Knowing how to make your first few weeks/months that little bit easier for yourself might just set you on your way to your dream career. Here, our latest recruit for the B2B PR Team, Kerry – will run through top tips […]

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THE TOP 20 FUNNIEST USES OF THE #JOURNOREQUEST HASHTAG

top 20 funny journorequests

You may have heard of the Twitter hashtag #journorequest, which journalists and PRs alike use as a tool to find stories or case studies. They are often really helpful, making us aware of features they’re working on and even resulting in coverage for our clients – but there are many requests along the way that […]

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The importance of consent in PR

The important lesson to be learnt from Brewdog’s latest PR fiasco Scottish craft brewer Brewdog is no stranger to controversy, with a history of arguably ill-advised PR and marketing stunts. However, the brand looked set to leave the shock tactics in the past with an announcement in September signalling a move to more ‘responsible’ marketing. […]

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30 of the Worst Media Interviews of All Time

30 of the Worst Media Interviews of All Time

We’ve decided to update our ‘worst media interviews of all time’ post.  Please suggest new additions as we plan to constantly update this thread. As a public relations agency, we often organise media training to help clients prepare for interviews both on and off camera. These videos illustrate classic examples of what can go wrong […]

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The Worst Broadcast Media Walk Outs

We’ve already showcased some infamous media interview blips in Worst Media Interviews of All Time. What about those occasions when an interviewee abruptly walks out, refusing to answer any more questions and dramatically terminating the interview? Media walk outs are the cardinal sin of broadcast interviews, and while certain celebrities might welcome the backlash of a […]

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Journalism Warning Labels

All people with an interest in PR and media will find these interesting. This is the type of content that I normally share on Posterous, but I liked these labels so much that I reposted it here. This sticker’s mainly for celebrity articles: Starsuckers did a good job of showing just how little verification is […]

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Newser – my latest news curation tool of choice

Newser has recently come to my attention and is a news curation tool – or in other words, a user generated or edited take on what’s happening in the world. I have been banging on about curation to my colleagues and anyone who would care to listen for a long time and some people agree […]

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Two tools to build and destroy reputation

Two sites came to my attention this week, which gives power to the social media mob, helping build and destroy reputations. The first site is Brandkarma.com, which allows users to rate and comment on brands. I can see this taking off given the ability to link to Twitter and Facebook. Campaigning groups will love this […]

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What a day!

What a day! My little baby Armand Eric Harry Crawford was born. I was shortlisted in 72 Point’s Name and Fame list: http://www.72point.com/blog/name-and-fame/ And, last but not least, Liverpool lost yesterday, which could deny them Champions League football next year. Result. All this success and it is only lunchtime…

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