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The Blagger’s Blog 24th October 2014

Benjamin Bradlee Working at His Typewriter A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort  

Thought for the Week 

“A better informed world is a better world.” Ben Bradlee, then editor of the Washington Post and the man in charge of the Watergate expose, in his 1986 interview for Poynter’s Newsleaders series, a quote that seemed appropriate this week following the...

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Award-winning PR thoughts: Newspaper deaths and births

Watergate-04-1 At times even award-winning PR professionals can feel a little glum at the shape of the modern media. And that’s not a slant on the online content war being waged by every publication still in existence. Instead, it’s a sweeping, state of the nation (and indeed wider world) comment that really nods towards the way in which many editorial staff...

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Royal Baby Part II: Tie-ins to make PR pros smile. And everyone else.

rs_600x600-141013085307-600.Mulberry-jmd-101314_copy When you work for an award-winning public relations agency it should go without saying that keeping an eye on what’s trending, where and when is absolutely essential. As such we couldn’t help but notice the attention afforded a certain regal arrival waiting in the wings the moment word rang out. And not just on the part of PR professionals. One...

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Food PR: What Sainsburys teaches us about internal comms

1413129994984_wps_45_0_jpeg Before this particular PR agency blog post begins properly, let’s make one thing clear. We’ve long been advocates of Sainsburys, and believe it sells far superior products to its nearest rival, Tesco, and also has far more aesthetically appealing store designs. Nevertheless, it appears that something isn’t quite right at this particular UK supermarket giant. And that’s not a reference...

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The Blagger’s Blog 10th October 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort  

Thought for the Week 

“We’re screwed.” White House Correspondent Major Garrett commenting on the arrival of the ebola virus in the U.S. following a press conference on the risk to public health a day before the UK began screening for the infection at all airports. The...

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