Monthly Archives: 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Inside PR 2.45: way to much information

Are we oversharing? I think that’s a question all of us involved in social media should ask ourselves. And we need to serve up some honest, if cringeworthy answers. Am I guilty of that particular sin?  I can think of … Continue reading

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The amplification of stupidity

By now many of you have heard about last week’s f-bomb deriding Detroit drivers in the errant Chrysler tweet. If you haven’t, here’s a good overview of the story from someone who inadvertently became part of it. Of course, this … Continue reading

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Inside PR 2.44: Reunited at PCTO, part 2

It’s time for part two of our PodCamp Toronto ‘reunited’ shows featuring IPR creators Terry Fallis and Dave Jones joining Gini, Joe and me. Terry continues as host and looks back to April 2006 when IPR began and how he and Dave felt the need to … Continue reading

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Bring back a little discretion

Growing up in the Midwest, discretion was part of my DNA. Yes, I’m Canadian but in many ways we were culturally similar to our American counterparts. So like a character in a Garrison Keillor novel, I was shy with feelings … Continue reading

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Is it time to ban voicemail?

Every Friday morning I look forward to our BPK sessions… er, ‘bitchin and pitchin in the kitchen’. The entire Toronto office gets together over breakfast to talk about the past week, identify trends, share ideas, celebrate wins, commiserate when we need … Continue reading

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