What are the best tools that help PR practitioners perform to the best of their ability? This is a thought I had a few years ago. I could see that, with the advent of Web 2.0, it would help PR people to know what consumers were sharing about their clients' products. So, I put together … Continue reading The #PRStack Project: Really at the intersection between PR and digital
So it was with considerable mirth that I read Gorkana's latest blockbusting news - that someone has, schlock horror, discovered who the most influential PR bloggers are in the UK! Wow! That was quick of them! The Ad Age Power150 has only been around for, what, at least five years. Apparently it's news to Gorkana … Continue reading I really am not one of the most influential PR bloggers in the UK. Honestly, I’m not.
David Strom's December story at RWW about the "Ten Biggest PR Blunders of 2011" mentions things that happen every year for as long as I've been in this game. The story isn't so much about blunders as pressure to please the client being passed onto journos, but boy, did it rark up a PR person … Continue reading What PR people really think of journalists
Quite simply, some charts that may be of interest. For example, note how Apple is supplanting Microsoft in search volume; that PR may be peeling upwards away from advertising and even marketing; the relative fortunes of Google+, Facebook and Twitter; social media may be levelling off; and, especially heartwarming for me, Star Wars is much … Continue reading Trends
People are visual, so it makes sense that they act on what they can see. But that's not so hot when you need to deal with, um, concepts. So, people 'get' advertising, because they know what an advert is. I don't know what the figures are for the average number of adverts people are exposed … Continue reading Advertising, PR, sales, marketing: now you see it, now you don’t
So, I'm falling in love with my HTC Wildfire, not least because it's re-opened the world of podcasts. My old PC is now downloading them and wirelessly throwing them across to the phone, as well as downloading web intelligence for clients, and helping to cure cancer and find aliens via distributed computing. Fab. Anyway, what … Continue reading Podcasts pay
Campaigns are an often-overlooked weapon in the PR arsenal. And, when conducted properly, social media can really, really help - which is what I'm hoping will happen with the 'Have I Been Penalized' campaign. I spent some of my most creative, exciting and formative years working with Dr. Marc Pinter-Krainer on the Sharepages.com website and … Continue reading Want PR? Been Penalized by Google? Then lead a campaign.
So today, on Today on Radio 4, and the front page of the Guardian, and on the BBC, and probably everywhere else, is the story of Facebook, Google, and a PR company that I'm not going to continue to kick (because I don't like kicking PR agencies). That is, Facebook's agency allegedly trying place smear … Continue reading Facebook and Google: if you can’t do the time…
They're all ways of linking, true. They're all different words for linking on blogs, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and so on. Also true. But they all mean the same thing. And that thing is? "I find what you have to say interesting, and I'd like to know more." This probably strikes you as blindingly obvious, but … Continue reading What do subscribe, like and follow have in common?