Things that make you go hmm, hmm, hmm

Reading Time: 1 minute Earlier on in the year we highlighted the arrival of online DVD rental pioneer Netflix in the UK market with the appointment of the three strong inhouse PR / mar.coms team, PR Week ran a news in brief story saying that office has been shutdown without a shot being fired in the UK marketplace. Question: … Read moreThings that make you go hmm, hmm, hmm

Back from the Dead

Reading Time: 1 minute Once upon a time over six years ago, I started my PR agency career with an organisation called The Weber Group. This was formed by a straight talking marketer called Larry Weber, by the time I joined the business had been wildly successful in the US and had been bought by the Interpublic Group (IPG). … Read moreBack from the Dead

State of the industry

Reading Time: 1 minute Some statistics released by Artemis for the UK technology PR sector: Every quarter, we systematically research the top 1,000 tech companies as part of the Artemis survey and here are some interesting facts: Between July and September 2004: * £8 million (est.) worth of new business was won * 89 companies changed their PR consultancy … Read moreState of the industry

Diary section (back of PR Week)

Reading Time: 1 minute Thought you all may appreciate this from the back page of PR Week (October 1, 2004): PR fails to impress, finds CHA research Workplace communicatons agency CHA has commissioned research in to how proud Brits are of their workplace and their employers. Unfortunately, the results were a bit too revealing. Out of 1,158 respondents, only … Read moreDiary section (back of PR Week)

Round the Houses

Reading Time: 2 minutes Charles Arthur, whose tale of TalkNowt featured earlier in the month is back with another PR story featuring my former agency Edelman. Some of my former colleagues are tasked with working on the 1 million GBP plus Microsoft affliction. Amongst their tasks is to spread the following forms of disinformation: LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) … Read moreRound the Houses