Monthly Archives: January 2010

Cheap trick

For an example of desperate PR, take a look at this article on the Daily Mail’s website. A company called Blighty Arts has developed a game called My Minx, allowing players to buy contraception and orphans for their characters. It’s … Continue reading

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A (virtual) coffee with… David Coates, Business Editor, Lancashire Evening Post

A (virtual) coffee with… David Coates, Business Editor of the Lancashire Evening Post David Coates is Business Editor of the Lancashire Evening Post (LEP) – my local newspaper. He’s been at the paper for just under 5 years, going from … Continue reading

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Na-na-noooo Dappy, you can't do dat bruv!

PR #Fail of the day goes to Dappy, aka Costas Dinos Contostavlos (and therefore N-Dubz too). I’m definitely an N-Dubz fan and always saw Dappy as the potential-ASBO one (Tulisa’s the girl one and Fazer’s the quiet one). But I … Continue reading

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Jargonbuster: 'Augmented reality'

Wtf is ‘Augmented Reality’? A number of media experts mentioned it as something that will be big(ger) in 2010. It sounds a bit sci-fi, but it’s probably quite useful to know what it means. Here are a few definitions I … Continue reading

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PR Star of the Day – 5 Jan 2010

Tiger Woods on cover of Vanity Fair Vanity Fair scored a massive hit today with its February cover star. Masses of coverage including ‘top story’ on Sky News. Bound to gives sales a huge boost. Nice work. “The term blog … Continue reading

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Names to watch in 2010

Some of the big names of 2009 were up-and-coming talent few people had heard of this time last year. The Red Pages predicted Lady Gaga and Robert Pattinson (alongside 98 others) would make it big in their annual Hot 100 … Continue reading

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