When the medium obscures the message

The original mandate for this blog was to expose communication gone bad - when the medium gets in the way of the message. Whereas I've diverged from that a little because you have to be quite anally retentive to write an entire blog on the subject, I've noticed three examples of this today. First thing: … Continue reading When the medium obscures the message

If you’re interested in Whitehouse and Wolfowitz, you’ll love this.

I don't just receive. Actually, I don't really receive much at all on this blog. But I do give. Subscribe to my feeds and you get a good all-round view of what's happening in the PR, journalism, copywriting and tech blogospheres. I'm not going to tell you exactly how I created these feeds, but what I … Continue reading If you’re interested in Whitehouse and Wolfowitz, you’ll love this.

CheddarVision – inspired, flawed, and inspiring

The CheddarVision campaign is truly brilliant, but flawed. Their website claims by very strong implication - not least the counter in milliseconds - that you're watching a live image of cheese maturing. Not compelling viewing to be sure but their hit count is truly stupendous and they've hit mainstream media in a big way. However, there's … Continue reading CheddarVision – inspired, flawed, and inspiring

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