Somebody asked me today who sent the first press release via e-mail in the UK? I’ve always given that accolade to Frank O’Mahony, the then Apple UK PR Manager in 1990. I claimed the number 2 spot a month or so after Frank – at least according to what Jack Schofield wrote at the time…. Read more »
Monthly Archives: April 2007
Canuckflack reports on how Tagcrowd can be used by PRs to quickly analyse text to check for key words and messages. He says it: shines a light on underlying tone (positive, negative, inspirational) helps you understand the emotion being communicated (strong, responsive, dedicated, things like that) provides a 50 word impression of the text and… Read more »
As Strumpette says, this is a must-read piece – the story of Doug Dowie, the former head of Fleishman Hillard’s LA office wrongly convicted last year of masterminding an over-billing scheme with L.A.’s Department of Water and Power. I can see the queues forming to write the screenplay based on this one.
Peter Kirwan of FullRun fame reports in his latest weekly newsletter (excellent issue BTW) that he has met TWL in the flesh – and that the identity of the UK’s most (in)famous tech PR gossip-meister and satirist is soon to be revealed. I confess I now know who it is – but I’ll leave it… Read more »
Following the tip from Amanda Chapel at Strumpette I’ve added voicemail to my blog – go to the top right of the home page and feel free to say what you think – all views considered.
MEDIA RELATIONS: A flack-resistant Journal – Valleywag Valleywag reports that the new WSJ managing editor is "tired of the cosy arrangements" that have previously existed with big tech companies on embargoes. VW seems to think this move will be followed by others in the US.
This was actually sold in supermarkets – allegedly – until someone twigged….
As William Gibson said, the future is already here – it’s just unevenly distributed: Rough Type: Nicholas Carr’s Blog: Amazon patents cybernetic mind meld.
Daryl Willcox has just published his whitepaper on PR vs Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). It’s well worth a read – he raises a number of good points – I’ll add my ten pence worth shortly.
Dennis Howlett has posted about being approached by a US tech company for a recommendation for PR representation over here in Europe. it reminded me that prospective clients often ask journalists for their views on who they regard as good PR companies. Most of the journalists I’ve ever talked invariably say they typically recommend smaller… Read more »