Skoda, nepotism, and cheese

From the hurly-burly of the media come three noteworthy stories. Firstly, Skoda, purveyor of one-time jokes on four wheels. "What do you call a skip with a roof?" "A Skoda". Over the past ten years they've made a remarkable three-point turn, becoming the badge of choice for cunning consumers who know they're essentially getting a VW but … Continue reading Skoda, nepotism, and cheese

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Given the payback of publicity, crime pays

"The confession comes as Ramsay opens his first pub." It may seem strange to start a blog post with a quote from midway through a paper media piece, but this is the insightful sentence in The Guardian's exclusive revelation that Gordon Ramsay stole the reservation book of Aubergine, the restaurant run by his one-time mentor and … Continue reading Given the payback of publicity, crime pays

Feed me, feed you – how to set up your own news syndication service

I've made frequent mention on this blog of 'my feeds'. By this, I'm referring to the four RSS features in the right-hand column on this page - imaginatively and wittily entitled 'The PR Pros Proclaim', 'The Journalists Retort', 'The Writers Mumble' (for that is what they do) and 'The Geeks Speak'. Now, I don't actually manually … Continue reading Feed me, feed you – how to set up your own news syndication service