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Dooced

Nice piece from Jo Twist at the BBC Online about the legal ramifications of reporting corporate issues on personal blogs. Crossing the line can result in being ‘dooced’ or losing your job for something you…



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Books for Wordsmiths

Being in communications and interested in the written word, I usually get a good crop of language books for Christmas. Last year it was the truly excellent "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" by Lynne Truss, which…


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Behind the interviewee’s mask

We’re on a big recruitment drive at the moment, so I’m interviewing lots of candidates. In general, PR consultants are good at being interviewed – they’re articulate, organized, current and polished. They are natural presenters…


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Modes of communication

I had the good fortune yesterday of being upgraded on my transatlantic flight to Virgin’s Upper Class (and very comfortable it is too). I was struck however that each person is given a letter from…


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Paul Charles

While in the UK recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Paul Charles, director of communications at Eurostar. Paul is a man on the move. He was awarded PRWEEK’s Communicator of the Year for 2004…


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No-one is safe from consolidation

The last two weeks have been momentous in terms of consolidation: Oracle has bought Peoplesoft – for twice its original offerSymantec is making a bid for Veritas – for a mere $13bnSprint is merging with…


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On waiting for a decision

December is always a busy time in agencyworld. Clients want plans for 2005, and prospects want to get their new agency on board ready for the New Year. Even on Thursday this week I had…


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Person of the Year

I see that tomorrow’s edition of Time magazine will announce that President G. W. Bush is Person of the Year. For sticking to his guns (literally and figuratively), for reshaping the rules of politics to…


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Festive fun

Check out our festive ecard: http://www.lewispr.com/santa/us He’s attracting quite a lot of attention at the moment. I even had one former client forward it back onto me. And she’d been sent it by her current…