If PR was no fun in 1985, what is it now?

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David Maister’s 1993 book “Managing The Professional Service Firm” is still the gold standard by which all other management books aimed at the legal, accounting, PR, marketing and consulting sectors should be judged. A round up of material he’d been writing since the early 1980s, re-reading it again reminded me how much truth is still… Read more »

Automated sentiment analysis? Yes, it is possible. And it’s here: Glide Intelligence

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The concept of automated sentiment analysis has pretty poor reputation. Not least because expectations have been raised in the past by vendors only to be dashed on the hard rocks of failed promises. Glide Intelligence – launched this morning to group of 50+ senior comms professionals at the CIPR HQ in Russell Square – thus… Read more »

Eye popping magic from DynamoTV over the next few weeks: Panasonic TA1

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR0GXYrPxN4] If your image of a typical magician is Paul Daniels, think again. Dynamo has certainly brought a breath of fresh air to the traditional world of sawing assistants in half and pulling rabbits out of the hat. And over the next eight weeks he’ll be amazing some of the hottest names in entertainment with… Read more »

New York Times on Twitter: “The Conversation begins here”. And ends here it would seem.

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Looking back over the last 24 hours, the New York Times Twitter account has Tweeted around 56 stories. An examination of the click through rates on these stories (which you can see for yourself by simply appending a ‘+” sign to any link as the NYTimes is using a customised bit.ly domain) shows that each… Read more »

Guest post: The Myth Of Press Release Syndication: Kelvin Newman, SiteVisibility

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FX: Fanfare This the very first Guest Post on In Front Of Your Nose. And I’m delighted to welcome Kelvin Newman from SiteVisibility for this auspicious debut with his take on The Myth Of Press Release Syndication. His views on the subject are highly pertinent – not least because he knows what he is talking… Read more »

Monitoring Social Media event – Boston: 5th October 2010. 20pc discount on all tickets.

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Update: 16/10/2010 Discount now 20pc. Post amended to reflect this. The folk at Influence People have a got a number of good events coming up in the US over the next few months. If the quality is anything like the Social Media Marketing event I attended in London in June, then US attendees are in… Read more »

Exclusive! 4 step process for PRs to gain backlink building expertise in 30 mins. Guaranteed!

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Kelvin Newman of Brighton-based SEO firm Site Visibility posted a great piece on EConsultancy recently in which he claimed that PRs can be better link builders than SEOs. Of course, the important word in the title to his blog post is “can”. The implication being that PRs currently aren’t better link builders. On the back… Read more »

Why poor backlink requests are like bad PR Pitches

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The SEO vs PR debate continues to rumble on. However, on a very tactical level, it occurred to me that certain SEO practitioners are starting to emulate some of PR’s worst habits – specifically, the bad pitch. Or at least it’s SEO equivalent – the poor Backlink Request. The key qualities they share are irrelevance… Read more »