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Recognition on Wall St

One stat worth flagging up from a London perspective from the Gorkana Survey of Financial Journalists in the US 2014 released last month is that four journalists from London headquartered media organisations featured in the Top 10 of Most Influential …

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Don’t call Brian

If you’ve got issues with the Financial Times don’t call IPSO.  For that matter, don’t try and wade through the small print of the Royal Charter looking for a phone number either.  The FT is “treading its own path” in …

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Marathon runners

Not everybody is looking out of the window and getting enthused about the blue skies.  This weekend’s marathon runners would like a slab of cloud to amble in off the Atlantic, but Sunday morning is looking bright with a hint …

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Don’t give up the day job

There can be few comments so barbed as “Don’t give up the day job”. But in Dominic Ponsford’s case it’s worth explaining the context.  It would be proffered primarily by means of a compliment as in Felt Tips’ view he …
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Going it alone

Do have a read of Emma Jacobs article “Free publicity with no PRs” in today’s Business Life section of the FT.  It looks at those executives who do their own PR, often very successfully, and it is easy …

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A pink goes white

The world of personal finance got a bit of a shock last Wednesday morning when Money Marketing, affectionately referred to as ‘a pink’ and, throughout its thirty year history, printed on FT style salmon-hued newsprint, hit the newsstands in white …

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The Press Awards for 2013

It may not have been a bumper year for business stories leading the agenda at the British Press Awards on Tuesday night, but there was a good subplot bubbling beneath the main narrative.   The business and finance award went to …

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London Marathon/City AM Football panel/Hacks vs Flaks

A three way sporting plug today.  Firstly, a number of the financial and corporate PR community will be running in the London Marathon on 13 April.  If anybody would like a mention next week of the cause they are running …

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Six years out of eight

Of all the chopping and changing that has gone on at the top of financial journalism in the past six months, this looks a significant move.  City AM’s Editor, Allister Heath, who has been at the helm of the newspaper …

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Last show

Business broadcasting doesn’t really do sentiment, but there might be a bit of it this evening when Jeff Randall signs off for the last time from his daily 7-8pm Sky News slot on Sky News before heading to the corporate …

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

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