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Media Society at the FT

It is always worth keeping an eye on The media Society’s calendar.  Next month they are presenting an evening event Lionel Barber In Conversation with Phil Harding at the Financial Times’ offices.  Full details are available here and tickets are …

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The PR animal

Hopefully the appointment of a new comms director at Terra Firma will be something that is noted on these pages in due course.  It will be interesting to see who gets the role as a chimera of hybrid comms skills …

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Networking Nation

Perhaps the least sharp elbowed slot in the whole of the broadcast schedule used to be the slot after the World at One. Now instead of the likes of Brain of Britain, after the engorged WATO, comes Networking Nation, a …

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CII Public Interest Awards

There is just over two weeks left to enter the second CII Public Interest Awards.  The appealing thing about these awards is that it doesn’t just assess the quality of a campaign, but the awards recognise those that have really …

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Catching worms

Waking up even earlier to money at 5.15am has had a huge impact on Radio 5 Live’s Wake Up To Money.  The extra quarter of an hour that was bolted on to the beginning of the show back in March …

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Tinker’s times

Amongst the avalanche of books arriving in bookshops on ‘super Thursday’ last week was Lord Bell’s memoirs ‘Right or Wrong’.  Understandably much of the attention has been the episode of his life that will earn Lord Bell a footnote …

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Comment Awards shortlist

The Comment Awards shortlist out last week seem to have caused more of a stir than normal this year.  Not so much because of those on or not on the shortlist, but because of the presence of PRs on the …

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Not Paxman MkII

8 months ahead of an election is not a great time for the Today Programme to lose its top presenter on economic matters.  Still Today’s loss is Newsnight’s gain as Evan Davis makes his debut this evening as Jeremy Paxman’s …

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Hacks vs Flaks cricket and rounders teams announced

An all-star cast of journalists, PRs and celebrities are set to do battle once again this coming Saturday, 27th September as the Hacks vs Flaks Summer Sports day returns to the luscious greens of Hampstead Cricket Club (HCC).

Now …

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The invasion of corporate news

Phew, that was a close one.  Just got the note out about the rise in content marketing last week before the FT devoted a 4,000 word feature to the topic at the weekend.  Admittedly it was written by Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson …

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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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