March 2011

Inside PR 2.47: Facebook – I have a question

We no longer have to put up our hand when we have a question. Or shake it incessantly trying to get the teacher’s attention.  Now, Facebook is letting us post questions and get answers. That’s one of the things we talk about on this week’s edition of Inside PR.  

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Privacy and publicity – can they ever be friends?

I read a disturbing feature in yesterday’s New York Times about ‘sexting’ and its potential to cause harm.  

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Inside PR 2.46: Happy birthday, Twitter

Last weekend I found out some exciting news: Twitter and I share the same birthday-on-Twitter though I’m about a year younger :). OK, it’s within a couple of days…

I remember when I first signed up and tried to explain it to the folks at my agency. I got a lot of blank stares and eye-rolls.

Sometimes, when I talk about Twitter I still get that reaction.

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Is your agency sitting on the sidelines?

Something I’ve noticed in the the past year at various social media conferences/meetups I’ve been speaking at or attending:

There isn’t the same rush of new information, high of learning or excitement of discovery as there was in the first few years.  

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So you wanna work in PR – 4th edition

Every year, two signs tell me spring is on its way: Tim Horton’s Roll Up The Rim To Win promo and the emails I get from students about to graduate and looking to break into PR.

I try to acknowledge every note (though some fall through the cracks or end up in spam…sorry).

I’ve written a few posts herehere and here highlighting things I’m looking for when I meet a new practitioner.

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to talk to students and I wanted to share my 2011 advice:

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