Monthly Archives: May 2012

Nice PR stunt for the humble…sponge

If you handle PR for a company that makes sponges then it can be a be a tough brief to make them famous. This PR agency came up with the idea of giving restaurant punters the choice of paying the … Continue reading

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PR lesson #2…don’t sue the Daily Mail

Everyone makes mistakes. However, there’s none as stupid as Carima Trimingham’s idea to sue the Daily Mail. It seems the PR adviser took exception to some childish name-calling by the newspaper and wanted a massive amount of compensation. Boo-hoo. You … Continue reading

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Did you make the PR Week Top 150 Agencies list?

It was pleasing to see some Manchester-based PR agencies in this year’s PR Week Top 150 list. The report (which features in this week’s issue) highlights the growth of some of the country’s top PR companies. Manchester and Cheshire agencies … Continue reading

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PR fun with Google Street View

Ever since I first saw Google Street View a couple of years ago I’ve been hooked. Being able to do a virtual walk up memory lane is a great way to while away a lunch hour or two. I hadn’t … Continue reading

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The universal truth about working in a PR agency

Sometimes some clever clogs comes along with a nifty bit of creative that really cuts through. To the genius who made this about working in a PR agency – I don’t know who you are but I salute you. Enjoy.

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Stop talking bullshit

There’s too much waffle in the world.  A nice blog post by my friend and creative genius Dave Milligan-Croft, found that he was exposed to more than 7,000 brands in one day. You can read his excellent ‘Brands for Breakfast’ … Continue reading

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PR and SEO for Manchester solicitors

I know from my PR work with lawyers that they tend to scoop up more work by targeting so-called ‘long tail keyword searches’ performed by Google users. Some research recently indicated that law firms are more likely to attract and convert … Continue reading

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