PR thoughts: Daily Mail, Virgin Trains, and press freedom

virgin-trains As you may or may not have noticed this week, an argument has kicked off between the Daily Mail, Virgin Trains, and two opposing politicians who, for what could be the first (and last) time this year, seem to agree on something. Virgin Trains is the latest brand to bow to pressure from Stop Funding Hate, a campaign that aims to...

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Today’s big PR question- is paper dying?

12056608-Indian-Ocean-landscape-Seychelles-Old-postcard-Isolated-on-white-background-Stock-Photo While the jury is out, to some extent, when it comes to the exact date which marked the start of the art of paper making- after all, they didn’t have that much to write their records on- educated minds would suggest the very first sheet was produced during the Eastern Han dynasty of ancient China, which spanned 202BC – AD220. Since then,...

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The Blagger’s Blog 17th April 2015

Vintage typewriter 2 A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort   Quote of the week “I don’t think you need damage to be a good writer but you have more experience of extremities.” Shameless writer, Paul Abbott, discussing his new series, No Offence, in The Guardian.    Weekly High In response to the so-called ‘gag law’, which comes into...

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How to do PR in a post-PR world

gwn-food-stamps-nom-jpg So this week the Twittersphere has been awash with negativity. Some of which is understandable, some simply serves to prove the point that there’s plenty wrong with the somewhat anonymous digital world. Following the dismissal of Jeremy Clarkson the rumour mill began churning out speculative stories concerning the imminent appointment of Sue Perkins as a new host for Top Gear. A...

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