Pay-per-view PR?

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Nick Carr’s post on pay per view journalism has sparked some interesting debate. It set me thinking that maybe this is the way PR could go ie pay per view on press releases. For example – when you post a press release on Daryl Willcox’s Sourcewire, you can see how many views each press release… Read more »

Five things you didn’t know about me

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Unlike Sally Whittle, I haven’t been memed yet re: five things you don’t know about me. But why should that stop me? Here’s my contribution: 1. I was a dressing room assistant for Rudolph Nureyev (for the Paris Opera Ballet company)2. I’ve been a keyboard player for Mick Jagger (albeit a computer keyboard).3. My wife… Read more »

Peter Judge: IT Anthems revived

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I could do with a laugh – so thanks to Peter Judge for providing one: Peter Judge: IT Anthems revived You do have to wonder what possesses people to think that these corporate anthems will be taken remotely seriously by anyone. Surely any self respecting prospect would think twice about buying products or services from… Read more »

Farewell to Scotland’s oldest paper boy

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My father’s funeral service took place last Thursday, January 18th, 2007 at Fetteresso Church, Stonehaven and he was buried at Fetteresso Cemetry, Kirkton, Stonehaven. My tribute delivered at the funeral is below – not sure I did full justice to 92 years of life, but I hope he would have appreciated it. Many thanks for… Read more »

Alexander Bruce Smith – RIP

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Its going to be quiet around here for the next week or so. My father, Alexander Bruce Smith, passed away last night – 6 days short of his 92nd birthday. The world of hi-tech PR seems strangely inconsequential this morning.

Premium rate phone numbers for press enquiries

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I shamefully confess my ignorance of the above practice – however, a further comment (below) from Ian Murphy had me reaching to check that someone hadn’t dropped an acid tab in my coffee – have the lunatics finally taken over the PR asylum? The premium rate/national rate number scam has been around a few years… Read more »

Now that’s what I call a Kodak moment!

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The perfect antidote to a cold, grey London afternoon – big thumbs up to Kodak for putting a bit of humour into marcomms. And thanks to the lads and lasses at Rainier PR for putting us on to this one.

Why has mainstream PR stopped growing?

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Link: ANALYST EQUITY: Why has mainstream PR stopped growing? Duncan Chapple has posted re: UK PR industry performance in 2006. His post worth repeating here: The PR industry has stopped growing. The annual PR Consultants Analysis, which reviews the top 1000 PR consultancies, is an annual study whose 2006 findings were also depressing. The 2007… Read more »