Speaking at the IAB: engage for branding

I am speaking with the fantastic Ruth Speakman from [tag]Sony Europe[/tag] (declare: client) at the [tag]IAB conference[/tag] on the 26th July. Together we are going to take a look at how Sony BRAVIA fuelled the conversation online by engaging with influencers. Often when I speak with marketers and PRs, they understand that they should be…

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Online PR clinic and social media toolboxes at OMS

We’re exhibiting at the [tag]Online Marketing Show[/tag] this week. The event will be good. We went last year and found ourselves constantly in the throng of online marketers – discussing Online PR till we were hoarse. Last year, visitors wanted to know what online PR was and how it integrated with online marketing and traditional…

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Telegraph launches a slew of entrepreneur blogs

The Telegraph has launched a little bundle of blogs aimed at Entrepreneurs. By far the most interesting is launchpad, which allows businesses less than three months old to promote their company and include a web address. As Richard Tyler says, “And don’t forget to include your website. Creating a link with The Daily Telegraph will…

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AOP awards add social media and digital categories

Launching with four new categories, AOP publishing awards opens its doors for this year’s entrants. The new categories acknowledge that social media, is making a significant impact on the media business model. They include, use of video, best podcast, digital creativity and online community of the year. Last year we saw a terrific increase in…

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Online PR, a powerful marketing channel – I think not

 I am speaking this week at the IAB’s seminar, demystifying online PR. It is interesting that in their blurb on the seminar they say… Demystifying [tag]Online PR[/tag] – Online PR has changed the roles of creative and PR agencies in a client’s communication strategies. This seminar is aimed at both – showing how you can…

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Will branded wikis be enough to inspire conversation

A rather clever idea by our friends over at Picture Production Company has just launched: a [tag]wiki[/tag] for Fox’s Fantastic Four film release. The idea is simple, viewers can change, edit and submit to the website in [tag]Wikipedia [/tag]style. The base level content is everything you expect to find on a film site – background,…

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Newscounter misses the mark

A new corporate communications service has just launched, charging companies £300 a pop to respond to comment appearing online. By providing a ready, [tag]SEO[/tag]-friendly platform, [tag]newscounter[/tag] is hoping brands under fire will turn to them to get their message across. Unfortunately, I think it misses the point entirely. Newscounter’s founders clearly have spotted the growing…

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Digital agencies can tap into the conversation

[tag]Digital marketing[/tag] agencies are increasingly looking to tap into the conversation on [tag]social media[/tag]. Those that have expanded beyond the marketing push are reaping the rewards and finding that [tag]buzz [/tag]around online campaigns can dramatically shift perceptions, drive visitors and enhance objectives. I am on a panel at the next BIMA Dialogue on the 24th…

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Roundtable on the future of online says it’s all about social media

A roundtable from e-consultancy (declare: they are a partner) reveals that future thinking of some of the digital industry’s forward thinking players. What strikes me is that throughout the summary, there is constant referral to social media relations. The obvious one,  is the statement that, ‘There is a blurring of the lines between SEO, social…

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