Category Archives: New media

Knowing your crowdsource from your open source

Do you know your crowdsource from your open source?  As a result of an earlier post it’s now part of a research project I’ve been getting to grips with.  Open source certainly gave birth to the idea of crowdsourcing and … Continue reading

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Reflection and 6 tips for new student bloggers

Mirror mirror on the wall I’ve become a blogger after all!  Blogs by their very nature are reflective.  A weekly (in the case of this assignment) view of a topic that shares thoughts following a conversation or something read.  So … Continue reading

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Open all hours

You might think that skiing is one activity where people would leave their mobiles in their pocket, at least till they’re off piste.  You would be wrong.  On closer inspection many skiers are using the same ‘hands free’ technology you … Continue reading

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A walk on the dark side

At the beginning of the year we tend to review company objectives and personal development plans.  What are less frequently reviewed though, are crisis communications plans or business continuity plans.  At this point if you think I am about to … Continue reading

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The rise of online advertising

The Amazon Kindle has been with us for three years now.  In that time they have become much more affordable and sophisticated and I was delighted to find one in my Christmas Stocking.  Now the purpose of this blog is … Continue reading

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Credit where credit is due

At its worst plagiarism is seen as theft of intellectual property. As a student I am conscious of citing references in my work. As a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) I subscribe to adhere to a … Continue reading

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The Social Web

This week, with a view to gaining inspiration for a few more blogs I read Rob Brown’s ‘Public Relations and the Social Web.  It followed a predictable format, a bit of history to explain the evolution of social media, then … Continue reading

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December Dilemma

Well it’s that time of year again so here’s a seasonal blog for you.  Public Relations and other parts of the business that manage key stakeholder relationships are generally tasked with sending the customary Christmas greeting.  So here’s the question. … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing it’s an expression we are hearing more and more.  Like a lot of other ideas though, is it really so new?  Or is it that new media provides a more efficient way of making it work.  Jeff Howe, first … Continue reading

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