People are still just people and PR will always be PR

There's a great post by Kami Huyse on Communication Overtones about so-called PR 2.0 - the increased use, indeed in some cases cack-handed use* - of communications technology to communicate. Kami makes the point that yes, this technology can help us reach stakeholders but no, we shouldn't lose sight of what we're really doing: building relationships … Continue reading People are still just people and PR will always be PR

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Photosynth – utterly, utterly amazing

It's not often - if at all - that I post purely tech on here but deep down I think I might be a geek, because I've just been blown away by a video demo of Photosynth. The first 'wow' factor is that you can zoom right into images - and when I say zoom, … Continue reading Photosynth – utterly, utterly amazing

Blog influence: talking with Flemming Madsen of Onalytica

Today I met with Flemming Madsen, founder of the blog influence analyis company, Onalytica. We had a fascinating discussion on the nature of influence - how influence differs from popularity, how it looks at who is talking rather than what they're talking about, and how it changes over time. At the outset I had in the back … Continue reading Blog influence: talking with Flemming Madsen of Onalytica

The Friendly Ghost PowerPR Index: The top 70 (or so) PR blogs

EDIT: FOLLOWING COMMENTS MADE ON THIS INDEX I HAVE REVISED SOME OF THE PARAMETERS AND REPUBLISHED THE INDEX AS DESCRIBED IN THE SUBSEQUENT POST. CLICK HERE TO SEE IT. Blog influence. It's a strange thing and something that's been taxing my mind of late. There are many metrics you can use to create your home-brewed tables, and … Continue reading The Friendly Ghost PowerPR Index: The top 70 (or so) PR blogs

Do people really ‘get’ logos? Do designers ‘get’ the public?

The new London Olympic logo has certainly provoked a strong reaction, not least among epileptics who have been suffering fits - although, it should be pointed out, these are triggered by a short passage in the promo video rather than the logo itself. Still, it's just another aspect of the London logo story people are using … Continue reading Do people really ‘get’ logos? Do designers ‘get’ the public?

Surely I’m not the only person to realise Google Reader has been broken?

So over the weekend I tried to change some settings. I couldn't. Or rather, I could, but only if I clicked the tiny quarter-screen frame that seemed to have been allocated for all the settings pages, and scrolled up and down to see the full page. I'm not the only person with this problem. I've … Continue reading Surely I’m not the only person to realise Google Reader has been broken?