Yahoo! agrees to buy Tumblr for $1.1bn - Telegraph →
Yahoo! has reportedly approved a $1.1bn acquisition of Tumblr, the blogging service.
When you send an email to a media contact and...
99problemsbutapitchaintone: You’re just like..
14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge: A Timeless Guide... →
The quest for intellectual growth and self-improvement through education has occupied yesteryear’s luminaries like Bertrand Russelland modern-day thinkers like Sir Ken Robinsonand Noam Chomsky. In 1936, at the zenith of the Great Depression, the prolific self-help guru and famous eccentric James T. Manganpublished You Can Do Anything! (public library) — an enthusiastic and exclamation-heavy...
WHEN I GO TO BED RIGHT AFTER WORK
People think that liaising is just a fancy world for not doing any work and answering the occasional email in disdain. Let’s take an example. Today, in the office, we were talking about a multinational company with a small marketing and PR team in the UK (1-2 people). They had just been pitched by a few agencies and decided to drop their previous one (in what they regarded was all of a...
”The camera has created a culture of celebrity; the computer is creating a...– William Deresiewicz, What does the Contemporary Self Want (via sheikhmorpheus)
A new website, a new start?
I’ve started working on a new personal/professional website and updating my LinkedIn again. It’s not because I’m looking for a new job, don’t get me wrong, but I think it’s time to get back to keeping my image updated. (Although some freelance graphic design work wouldn’t hurt either) To me it’s important to constantly reinvent myself and work on a few...
when my partner and i resolve a disagreement
I have done so much design work in the past few weeks, created so many ads, catalogue pages, banners and other graphics (a Xmas logo too) while doing my regular marketing tasks, this holiday is going to have to be very relaxing, no computers allowed for a week. So have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! ..See ya next year..
I've heard a few of these before.
mebuell: Some from my family: 10 things you should never say to a social media manager In fact, I’ve heard all of them. Now I’m just kind of sad. Funny. Yet kind of sad.
Board Games are making a Comeback via The Guardian →
Can I just say.. It’s absolutely awesome when you work with people towards something you’re all passionate about and the efforts show it. And it’s in the national papers and people engage with the article and share it and discuss on the topic. Why board games are making a comeback Forget Cluedo this Christmas. The new ‘hardcore’ card- and dice-based games are...
The PR industry’s high school stereotypes →
Meet the popular kids, the jocks, the nerds, and the new kids of the public relations profession. Every movie involving a high school plays up dramatic stereotypes of cliques and groups that rely on their members’ interests, looks, or personalities. These groups affect where people sit, where they eat, with whom they hang out, and even with whom they are allowed to talk (depending on rank in...
If journalism is good, it is controversial, by its nature.– Julian Assange (via ccikent)
(end of) Hiatus
I had taken a hiatus from this blog, during the time it took me to adjust to leaving university, getting into the rhythm of my new job and moving house. Now that all that is behind, this blog will return to its original purpose, with minor changes. I will continue to use it as a way to connect to the PR community and as a PR blog. However I will do this by not only focusing on the general topic...
JLPR Muse & News: 12 annoying habits of social... →
jlpr: Some say social media has no set rules, but it’s hardly a place where anything goes. Like cell phone use in public, most of us know we shouldn’t have a mobile device switched on at, say, a funeral (let alone use or answer it). And yet, it still happens. Here is a very unscientific list of the dozen most obnoxious, cringe-worthy things that happen in the social media realm. Snarky...
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire PR professionals.– Daniel J. Boorstin (via getsavvy)