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Twelve links of Christmas

This is the last Felt Tips this year.  Gorkana PR News is taking a break over the Christmas holidays and will return in the New Year.  As a sign off here is a top 12 of the most popular links …

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Seasonal influence

As part of the overall effort to try and make sense of what matters in social media, there has been much chat within the industry on influencer indices.  Formulae would be constructed with variables such as number of followers, Facebook …

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M&A Awards 2014

2014 awards season was rounded off at The Savoy last week with Mergermarket’s European M&A Awards 2014.  Europeans PR Firm of the Year went to Finsbury breaking Brunswick’s three year stranglehold on the award.  The shortlist included Citigate, FTI …

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Moving out of the dugout

It could be argued that newspaper editors are becoming more like Premier League football managers in that their average length of time in any position appears to be shortening.  In the same vein there are some Sir Alex Ferguson type …

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7 Ps

The Davis Report published by the FCA yesterday wasn’t pre-briefed to the press, but you could have had a good guess at its findings given a number of departures announced by the Authority earlier this week.  The report by Clifford …

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No buts, it’s happening

It was only a month ago that John Micklethwait was accusing the FT of acting “evilly” for stealing The Economist’s journalists.  What adverb he’d use to describe Bloomberg pinching The Economist editor can only be guessed at, but it has …

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Avoiding corporate punch-ups

As the recently crowned Business Commentator of the Year, here’s a column by the FT’s John Gapper from last month. He rightly highlights the risks of corporate bullying if companies go negative in their campaigning. “Companies must be careful. Going …

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Media strata

Divining PR trends within the MediaGuardian 100 list published today has become the media equivalent of studying geological developments in real time.  Parker, Rudd and Freud present – tick. Parker and Rudd ossified in sixties and seventies respectively – tick.  …

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Communications therapy

There was a rather extraordinary event held by an agency to highlight a case study last week.  The client was delighted with the preparation they’d received ahead of a major event and had offered to explain they had been helped …

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Happy times

It is shaping up to be a good month for the Times titles.  Last night The Times and The Sunday Times won seven gongs at the Press Gazette’s British Journalism Awards.  Included in this list was the award for …

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Michael Davies

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Michael is Head of Financial & Corporate PR News at Gorkana Group

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