A week ago I published the results of tag analysis of the blogs in the PR Friendly Index, and then looked at the frequencies of usage of those tags. So, let's now look at who is talking - or, at least, tagging - about what, exactly. Click the blog link to go to the blog, … Continue reading What are we talking about? Part III.
source » While on holiday, sipping a Piña Colada, I had a sudden thought (well, it happened to Newton, right?) I've been doing a lot of thinking about keywords recently, and I suddenly wondered what the keywords in the PR Friendly Index would look like. That is, take them all, and plot them in some … Continue reading What are we talking about?
source » The blogosphere is no garden of Eden. We can try to self-regulate, but in so doing we're only exposing our own naïveté. In the beginning, there was the web. It was beautiful. It was perceived - and conceived - as a nirvana, a democracy of thought, in which money held no sway. Then, money woke up. … Continue reading Ghost blogging? It’s going to happen. Get over it already.
This is a fairly old post but one I just came across. I'm nothing if not untimely. It seems to be a reaction to a letter in PR Week, which in turn was a reaction to an announcement of the formal launch of a social media division. Unfortunately it refers to a previous post without … Continue reading When bunnies fight
Now that I have cast aside the persona of mild-mannered copywriter to become a big butch social media planner, I find I have queues of people banging on my door - or would do, if I didn't work in a pod, so they just flap their hands around in the air instead - asking for … Continue reading Social media is not a quick fix
I uncovered a gem of a programme today: Inside Stories, on BBC Radio 4 - "Follow major news stories as they travel through the media machine. Journalists and editors discuss the key decisions made." Sadly it's not a podcast, but happily you can hear it again. I highly recommend it. The programme looked at the … Continue reading ‘Old’ media can be great in showing how ‘old’ PR can be dreadful
Consensus is that social media is on the verge of 'tipping' this year coming, so as we go through the generations it makes sense that we see comments from 'experienced' PR bloggers criticising 'new' PR bloggers. I've seen it happen before. Jennifer Mattern on NakedPR really doesn't like the so-called PR Blog Party. She thinks … Continue reading Chinese burns and deadlegs: There’s bullying in the blogosphere
Quite simply, some charts that may be of interest. For example, note how Apple is about to supplant Microsoft in search volume; that PR may be peeling upwards away from advertising; the relative fortunes of bebo, Facebook and Twitter; social media is on the up and up; and, especially heartwarming for me, Star Wars is, … Continue reading Trends