How to get coverage on BBC Click with Chris Long

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Knock a glass of champagne over him. Congrats to the PR who did that a few moments ago – barely 8pm and already people falling over – marvelous! And ex-colleague Nicky Alvey asked me to mention the porn tree – apparently it will mean something to people who worked at Brodeur in the late 90s…. Read more »

Flackenhacks – let battle commence

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So here we are at the inaugural Flackenhack awards in the ultra chic Audi showroom in Piccadilly. Peter Kirwan is nervous and TWL is off down the pub – sounds about right. 200 tickets sold, so this really is the only PR show in town tonight. The excitement is, well, palpable. And the Pretenders are… Read more »

Keeping My Hand In

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From time to time, I’m still asked to do the occasional piece of freelance journalism. My most recent effort was for a new arts and culture title launched in Edinbugh called One Magazine. My piece on social music networks (and LastFM in particular) can viewed here. All comments – both here and at the One… Read more »

Text 100 outsources back office functions to India

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PR Week reports today that Text100 is centralising its back-office account servicing to a new office based in India. The ‘Global Resource Optimization’ service will apparently provide account administration, content and secondary research to support client campaigns and pitches. The story doesn’t give any detail on exactly what content and secondary research will be done… Read more »

Strumpette editor Amanda Chapel resigns

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Not a headline I expected to be writing today – but apparently, Strumpete Editor Amanda Chapel has had enough. Say what you will about Ms Chapel (and many have), there can be no doubt she brought a much needed level of focus and debate to the PR industry generally. We’ll certainly miss her at Object… Read more »