Monthly Archives: June 2012

Dubai’s bid for World Expo 2020 should be on everyone’s agenda

One month ago, the campaign to bring the 2020 World Expo to Dubai took a new stride forward as the Bid Committee launched a social media campaign to raise awareness and to garner the support from the 7 million residents … Continue reading

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Yoga could enhance PR performance?

My mood has quite picked up after the appalling exit of England from Euro 2012. I am even considering saying something nice about my BB Playbook, which seems to have been manufactured especially for the Dubai Metro Gold Class cabin … Continue reading

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Gift Campaign #1 – Cover Up UAE!

Since moving in-house I have missed being able to design and pitch new campaigns to interesting prospects. Since I am flying home to Dubai, I have plenty of time to write and I was inspired recently by three interesting happenings. … Continue reading

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UAE to introduce national brand – residents invited to vote!

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has made a call through his Twitter page to vote for the best nation brand through the official website of … Continue reading

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Engaging with Wikipedia Day 18 – PRs Edit Wikipedia at their own risk

Firstly I would like to thank the Chartered Institute of Public Relations for accepting and posing my question to Wikipedia on their recent June 20th webcast – see below for the embedded video. It is very clear that this is … Continue reading

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The Mobile Communicator’s Kitbag – Must Have # 2 MacBook Air

I am loathe to recommend anyone spends nearly $1,500 on a piece of kit. But I cannot think of any device that best meets the requirements of today’s communicator than a MacBook Air. Some might argue for tablet computers, but … Continue reading

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PR Bucketlist #1 Royal Ascot

What are the key events that you have to attend once. Which events could your PR skills and network of contacts gain you access? This is a question I posed to my network and friends a few weeks ago. The … Continue reading

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Wikilieaks is dead(ish) – now to count the cost…

A couple of weeks ago I wrote my own commentary on the extradition proceedings against Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange. Here I predicted four possible outcomes, one being that Assange would be released by the UK courts to seek asylum in … Continue reading

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Alert! CIPR Web TV to Debate Wikipedia & PR

At 5pm GMT (UAE 8pm), Wednesday 20 June the Chartered Institute of Public Relations will discuss the well documented (and sometimes volatile) relationship between the public relations profession and the Wikipedia community. This follows a global study led by the … Continue reading

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Engaging with wikipedia – Day 10

OK, so if you have read my earlier post you will know that I have been attempting to ethically update and correct the information on the MEPRA Wiki page. I have posted in the ‘Talk’ section and have patiently waited … Continue reading

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