Friday Wrap #155: Melcrum merges, Google flags sites, Twitter tests GIF library, war rooms fade

Friday Wrap #185The Friday Wrap is my weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast, along with stuff I just want to remember to read) on my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow. If you want to make sure you never miss an edition of the Wrap, subscribe to my weekly email newsletter.

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Another change… Read More »

Friday Wrap #184: Conflating PR and lobbying, reporters’ pitch preferences, PR’s data woes, and more

Friday Wrap #184The Friday Wrap is my weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast, along with stuff I just want to remember to read) on my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow. If you want to make sure you never miss an edition of the Wrap, subscribe to my weekly email newsletter.

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New York wants… Read More »

Let’s kill the front group

Let's kill the front group (image of fingers crossed behind back)Public relations practitioners have, for decades, wearily accepted cynicism about our industry. We are spinmeisters. We help companies get away with doing the wrong thing. We put lipstick on pigs, deflect attention from problems, we piss off the journalists we rely on, we spam the web with non-news…

The criticisms and complaints aimed at PR are endless.

Part of the problem is visibility. Bad PR gets called out. Good PR is invisible. There is far more good PR going on than bad, but nobody is aware that what they’re seeing was conceived and crafted by a public relations specialist. But much of the negative perception people have of PR… Read More »

Friday Wrap #174: Flash is toast, beacons are hot, influencers are necessary, search is mobile

Friday Wrap #174The Friday Wrap is my weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast, along with stuff I just want to remember to read) on my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow.

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Homeland Security investigates Wikipedia edits—The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating reports that a… Read More »

Friday Wrap #171: Mayo Clinic’s content deal, unhappy Vine stars, B2B success on Facebook, and more

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The Friday Wrap is my weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast, along with stuff I just want to remember to read) on my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow.

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Ad blocking impact not felt… Read More »

Friday Wrap #170: Edelman drops climate deniers, fair use gets a list, Facebook’s “sorry” button

Friday Wrap #170
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The Friday Wrap is back from a one-week hiatus (my wife and I left town to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary). The Friday Wrap is my (usually) weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast, along with stuff I just want to remember to read)… Read More »

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