The Lines Are Blurring

The Lines Are Blurring

The lines between public relations, marketing and advertising are blurring. This likely won’t be news to anyone who has followed...

Public Relations Is Not A Right

Public Relations Is Not A Right

Companies or individuals who act illegally or unethically aren't "entitled" to representation, and I personally don't want to be the one providing it to them. I want to put my head down at night feeling good about the work I do, not worrying whether I've helped an unethical organization go about its business.

Six Lessons From The Ghost Twittering Saga

Six Lessons From The Ghost Twittering Saga

Last week, I wrote a post about an a-list blogger (Guy Kawasaki) who used ghost writers on his Twitter account....

What’s In Your Social Media Toolkit?

What’s In Your Social Media Toolkit?

You can think of social media as a set of tools that organizations can use for a variety of purposes –...

Pitching – Like Throwing A Stick For A Dog

Pitching – Like Throwing A Stick For A Dog

Michael O’Connor Clarke mentioned a great analogy for pitching to me when we were chatting at work today. He says...

Don’t Like What You See? Fix It

Don’t Like What You See? Fix It

Over the last little while I’ve seen numerous people complaining about how some social media tools are becoming “too mainstream”...

Governments Experimenting With Twitter

Governments Experimenting With Twitter

As Twitter experiences almost exponential growth (Nielsen estimates 1,382 per cent year-on-year growth from in website users alone), I’m seeing a...

Guy Kawasaki Discloses Ghost Writers, Defuses Issue

Guy Kawasaki Discloses Ghost Writers, Defuses Issue

I’ve written several posts on ethics and ghost blogging recently, so it’s hardly surprising that when I spotted a post suggesting...

MicroPlaza – Your Personal Micro-News Service

MicroPlaza – Your Personal Micro-News Service

Over the last couple of days, I’ve spent some timechecking out MicroPlaza, the latest in a long line of services that...

A Brief History of the Web

A Brief History of the Web

Courtesy of Microsoft comes this amusing “Net History” video – “from bleeding GIFS to pointless status updates.”  To be honest,...