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If you dance with the PR devil, defend what you do

October 31, 2013

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I love my job. Most of the time. But I hate the company the PR industry keeps sometimes. For every company that uses PR for public good, there is another that is prepared to take the petro-chemical-dictatorial dollar. And while I may not approve of these firms’ ethics, I’d defend their right to take that […]

Hyundai and Innocean show the sick side of adland

April 26, 2013

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Advertising creatives have a bit of reputation for being maverick and pushing the boundaries. But one agency, Innocean, has gone far too far and got Hyundai into a steaming pile of PR manure. You can read the full story of how the agency and Hyundai thought it was a good idea to make light (even […]

Top 5 Political Songs… Ever

April 17, 2013

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Ding Dong The Witch is Dead may be grabbing the headlines, but will it ever be a top political song? Well, it’s not on my top 5 – below – more suggestions welcome! 1) The Specials – Ghost Town Les Reid from the Coventry Evening Telegraph has written an excellent blog about Thatcher’s legacy in […]

Timehop back to re-lived content

April 15, 2013

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As PRs look to re-use and re-fashion content to help extend the life of a news story, Timehop‘s a new app which helps the story last a whole year. The concept is so blindingly simple it’s amazing it hasn’t been done before. Install app. Connect other social media accounts. It tells you what you were […]

Top posts of 2012

December 31, 2012

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The review of my blog posts is a little different this year (here is 2011‘s) as it also takes into account posts from the Claremont and CIPR blogs. Also summarised as a word cloud here, below are the top ten most read posts (in reverse order): 10) Launch of PR Apprenticeships. The very first post […]

Social media gotchaism

October 12, 2012

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Novelist, chicken fancier and facelift aficionado. There are a lot of words to describe Kay Burley, but regardless of what you make of her insensitive interview in Machynlleth, she is also another potential victim of ‘gotchaism’. And Burley’s case demonstrates that technology and social media mean that anyone is now at risk from this highly […]

The battle of the opening ceremonies

August 30, 2012

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On the surface of the figures, Channel 4 will be delighted that last night’s Paralympic Opening Ceremony attracted the station’s largest audience share since the peak of Big Brother. And today’s blanket front page coverage for the Paralympics (only the Express don’t fully lead with the Opening Ceremony) is a positive sign that the Games […]