We will not be moved
CEOs can be a tough crowd to control, particularly from a PR point of view. They can get away with pretty much whatever the heck they want in the boardroom, provided they’re running the company well. Good rule of thumb: if it’s your name on the door, you can say what you want behind that door. Steve Jobs has shown himself to be a bit of a risk of late, and now Google’s Eric Schmidt has...
Kate Nash: 'Real sexiness is about art, mystery...
There is an article by Kate Nash in ‘i’ today. Kate Nash is amazing. And even though the point of this piece is to highlight that being sexy is not important - she so is. If you don’t have her newest album, go buy it. Go now!
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Washington Post Bans Engagement on Twitter
Social media guidelines are all the rage this week, what with The Guardian releasing an updated version of the newspaper’s blog responses and the BBC publishing the corporation’s editorial guidelines for public viewing. It was surprising to read, in the same week, a memo from the ‘I’m kind of a big deal’ types at The Washington Post banning staff from engaging with critical readers on Twitter. ...
CEO spokespeople – there’s a time and a place
CEOs acting as spokespeople can be a darn useful asset in a PR campaign. Usually, a CEO finds him or herself in such an esteemed position cos they’re a particularly skilled individual, and have expert knowledge of their company’s business, market drivers and trends. But there are draw backs. While they may be able to provide a highly tuned view of the wider marketplace, the real nitty...
Oh, and this is Ubuntu 10.10’s uTouch interface in action. You love it, I know.
Mystic journey of the purple sofa into the Kingdom...
This weekend I did something I have never done before. And it made me feel really, really good. I drove this Like this To deliver this To this lady I even ate a Greggs in the van, like a full on white van man. It was legendary.
Suitable candidate will be expected to blog twice...
Agony aunt columns are not one of my favourite sections of a newspaper when tumbling through a title of a morn, The Sun’s Deidre Sanders dispenses less useful advice than the average baked bean can with the label torn off. However, a few days past the FT’s equivalent (and I use the term ‘equivalent’ here very loosely) column Dear Lucy caught my wondering eye, only because the headline read “Do I...
We already knew the revolution would not be...
So it’s not just random BBC political types throwing about comment on social media, blogging and citizen journalism this week. Malcolm Gladwell, who’s always good for pointing out a good tip *pun-tastic*, argued in in the New Yorker that “the revolution will not be Tweeted”. Or in other words, Twitter and social mediay thingys will not replace good old fashioned activism in the bringing about...
Andrew Marr: right and wrong at once
BBC political pundit Andrew Marr made some pretty bold statements while speaking at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Amongst other things, he declared: “A lot of bloggers seem to be socially inadequate, pimpled, single, slightly seedy, bald, cauliflower-nosed, young men sitting in their mother’s basements and ranting. They are very angry people.” Strong stuff. He went on...
What’s this? David Tennant? In a BBC drama. Where he suddenly finds himself as a single father to four children, after the sudden death of his wife? And now we don’t know if he’ll find love again in such a mixed up universe? Ohhhhh yes!
So this whole hair thing is a bit of an issue for me now. Making the decision to shave it all off waas not half as hard as making the decision to grow it all back. And growing it back is proving tough. First, my barber tells me that my hair grows faster and thicker on the sides than on top. Which is bad news for someone with a family history of hereditary baldness. Second, I haven’t...
Kirk or Spock?
Me: Do you think I'm a Kirk or a Spock?
Jon: *rolls eyes* what's this now?
Me: Like, am I a dynamic, go-getting, never look before you leap kinda guy, or am I cold and calculated logical and analytical type?
Jon: Humm, well...
Me: Cos I think I'm a Kirk.
Jon: urgh, REALLY?!
Jon: You're a Spock.
❒ Taken ❒ Single ✔ You can spend the rest of your...
Late birthday presents
This weekend I got my late birthday presents from Soph and Tusty. The first was a pair of awesome Star Trek pants. Yes, they have finally combined my love of trek with my love of pants And then there’s this, a framed drawing of me as Obi Wan Kenobi. Part of me should be concerned that Star Trek and Star Wars are clearly a significant part of my personality is lined with two of the...
This is why I come home...
This… Followed by sleep [hours later] Followed by this