Archive for October, 2005



She looks really well…I wonder whether she’s going out with someone or seeing someone…But I don’t ask because I wouldn’t give her, like, the satisfaction of letting her think I give a s*** one way or the other – Ross O’Carroll-Kelly The fact that most Sunday Tribune readers buy it because of the Ross O’Carroll-Kelly [...]

‘Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt – Abraham Lincoln A lot of people advise never to send an email or post an entry on a blog that you may later regret. The over-riding principle of common sense should always dictate that if you’re not [...]

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence John O’Sullivan, a Journalism lecturer at Dublin City University, told the audience at the PRII talk on the changing face of print journalism that PR practitioners should stop reusing the same photocall scenarios with models in bikinis. Obviously John isn’t a picture editor [...]

It doesn’t work to leap a twenty-foot chasm in two ten-foot jumps Adaptive design is all about responding to your audience’s wants and needs. Did you know that Flickr started out as a feature in a Multiplayer game? Neither did I until I attended Emmet Connolly’s presentation at TechCamp. Retaining a loose structure and being [...]

Accomplishments have no colour – Leontyne Price Richard Edelman has posted a good article called ‘The On-Going Challenge of Diversity‘ where he points out that PR consultancies’ “recruiting and promotion policies are not keeping up with an increasingly diverse world“. This is a problem that is being felt the world over and one that is [...]

Working in PR I thought I knew all the buzzwords. The first time I saw Noughties I thought it was a misspelling and changed it to Nineties. Turns out this term is actually being used. Do we need a catch-all phrase for every decade. What’s next the Tenties!? Technorati Tags: Piaras Kelly

Accountability in the digital era

It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do – Moliere As the general public become more empowered and are able to document their lives with tools like cameraphones, blogs or bulletin boards, we are all being held more accountable for our actions. [...]

Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has – Margaret Mead Bernie Goldbach reported on TechCamp in the Irish Examiner today (link to article on his blog) I flicked through the paper this morning, but didn’t spot it. Any one [...]

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises – Demosthenes Here’s the first part in a series of posts that I’m going to write which might appeal to people considering a career in Public Relations. Public Relations is an ill defined career because at times it’s very hard to explain what you do, especially [...]

It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse – Adlai Stevenson I’ve either gone blind or the Sunday Tribune’s blogosphere column has gone up in smoke. I’ve flicked through the various sections and it seems to have disappeared. If they’ve made the decision to can the column [...]




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