The Blagger’s Blog 22nd November 2013

48625 A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort

Thought for the Week

“One of the most encouraging findings of this year’s Web Index is how the web and social media are increasingly spurring people to organise, take action and try to expose wrongdoing in every region of the world… …But some governments are threatened...

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The Blagger’s Blog 15th November 2013

2012-12-05T054842Z_142826447_GM1E8C5126601_RTRMADP_3_PHILIPPINES-TYPHOON A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort

Thought for the Week

“The choice is to use the same truck either to distribute food or collect bodies.” Alfred Romualdez, the mayor of Tacloban, commenting on the speed at which aid is arriving in the Philippine city, which was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, resulting in a...

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The time is right to invest in PR (says Ryanair boss)

0_0_620_http---offlinehbpl.hbpl.co.uk-news-OKM-Ryanair-Twitter-3-20130923044243796 Britain’s economic recovery is no longer a pipe dream. Upwards revisions abound, this change in circumstance offers a perfect opportunity to step up your marketing and public relations game. Just ask Michael O’Leary. As the man in charge of Ryanair, the most popular airline outside the U.S. by passenger numbers, and if ihateryanair.org is much to go by potentially the...

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The Blagger’s Blog 18th October 2013

Blackout_Candles_by_Banana_Fiche A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort

Thought for the Week

“Consumers do value energy security, they do want their lights on. It’s something all our evidence shows they are prepared to pay for.” Ed Davey, UK Energy Secretary, dropping the bombshell that Britons would prefer to have a power supply...

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Suppliers, brand reputations, WHSmith, Amazon and porn

WH Smith Last week some rather astonishing headlines emerged, as several major online retailers found far more than gremlins in their electronic back room. Anyone who has picked up on this already will no-doubt realise how serious the situation is. According to an investigation by The Kernel, shops like WHSmith and Amazon have been stocking e-books containing all manner of horrific stories,...

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