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Blog clusters

Ahead of the Autumn Statement tomorrow, something for an economic angle, but it also illustrates how blogger communities are coalescing around issues.  The right of centre think tank, the Centre for Policy Studies launched a news and commentary service CapX

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Get the basics right

Martin Vander Weyer ponders why “big companies feel their reputations are increasingly fragile, and that public trust is now routinely and unfairly denied to them” in his Any Other Business column this week.  Nobody seems to be happy: “Non-banks …

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The power behind the clicks

Online consumption has been one of the real growth areas for ITV News and, as its editor Geoff Hill told a breakfast briefing this morning, 90% of the online traffic comes through Facebook.  This high figure is not unusual, BuzzFeed …

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Commuter test

The train carriage test has always been a good way to test the health of the newspaper industry.  Ten years ago bought newspaper titles began to disappear to be replaced by the freesheets, but their dominance is beginning to be …

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Comment Awards 2014

John Gapper, the FT’s Senior Business Commentator, picked up the Business Commentator award at the Comment Awards 2014 this morning.  Gapper referred to it as the ‘unethical business commentator’ prize as this year there was also for the first time …

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Spending Power

Shepherd’s, the restaurant within a five minute walk of parliament, wasn’t to everybody’s tastes.  Matthew Norman once gave it one of those car crash restaurant reviews that gain more attention than a rave write-up, but it’s clubby and discrete atmosphere …

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BSME Awards

B2B publishing got a moment in the spotlight  at the BSME awards this week.  Robert Jeffery, People Management, won the Business Brand – Monthly or Less Frequent award.  Felt Tips’ vote, Matthew Gwyther of Management Today, came in runner-up.  Rebecca …

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Half an hour

One of the consequences of Sky News launching their new flagship news review show Sky News Tonight,  co-hosted by Adam Boulton and Sarah Hewson, is that it starts in the schedule in the same 7pm slot as the predecessor to …

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Communications partner

One of the factors you need to bear in mind if you ever join the in-house communications team of a big partnership is that, however well you do, whatever platitudes they say to you, it is very hard to become …

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Seesaw economics

There is a rebalancing going on at The Economist.  In a full page interview with Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait, The Guardian’s Mark Sweney reports, when not querying the future of the FT’s stake in The Economist,  how a 13.5% drop in …

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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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