Inside PR #113 – Wednesday, May 28, 2008

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This week on Inside PR, David Jones, Julie Rusciolelli and Martin Waxman discuss the 5th Gap Year Study out of the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communications and PR Studies.

Find the article here.

Show Notes

00:50 Dave opens the show

02:00 Dave starts the discussion on this week’s topic: The Fifth GAP Survey Of Public Relations Practices out of UCN Annenberg

03:33 The panel talks about the relationship of PR to the C-Suite

07:03 Dave lists other positive elements of being a PR firm close to the C-Suite other than larger budgets. They follow:

  1. Encouraging ethical practices
  2. Reputation management
  3. Contributing to organizational success

13:06 Julie talks about shopping a release

15:57 Dave brings up measurability

17:16 Martin talks about PR’s current measurement tools

18:28 Julie talks about lift

22:16 Julie discusses the Study’s findings on Agencies of Record

28:03 Martin, Dave and Julie discuss the practice of firms hiring multiple agencies

32:09 Dave wraps the show

Our theme music is Streetwalker by Cjacks and is courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network; Roger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Samantha Lovelace.

Inside PR #112 – Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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This week on Inside PR, Keith McArthur and David Jones review this weeks events and discuss PR agencies and how they need to change.

Show Notes

00:32 Dave introduces the show

01:27 Keith talks about the InfoPresse conference and the launch of influencia.ca

02:43 The debate about social media as a cultural or technological revolution begins. The understanding of the tools or the the understanding of the culture; which is more important?

03:49 Keith gets a dig in at Dave for having issues with last week’s podcast

04:07 Dave references Kate Trgovac

04:53 Dave talks about Joseph Thornley’s  Social Media Roundtable , MESH and speaking at MESH about podcasting with Doug Walker. Doug Walker hosts the Shill Podcast with Dave and writes the webwalker blog

08:19 Welcome to the main topic of the show: PR Agencies and How They Need to Change. This topic was brought up in reference to a blog post by Todd Defren – developer of the social media press release.

09:52 Dave and Keith discuss the “5 thoughts on the future of PR“:

  1. Agencies must become comfortable with the personal branding of employees
  2. Agencies need to do a far better job training staff
  3. Agencies have to explain to clients that mistakes will happen
  4. Agencies must help clients move from reactive to proactive to interactive
  5. Agencies must reconsider their core value

40:30 Dave wraps the show

Our theme music is Streetwalker by Cjacks and is courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network; Roger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Samantha Lovelace.

Inside PR #111 – Tuesday, May 13, 2008

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This week on Inside PR, Terry, Keith and Martin welcome comments from Rick Weiss and Guy Skipworth, define roles in PR firms and discuss promoting employees.

Show Notes

00:30 Terry introduces the show.

02:45 Keith talks about Interactive Marketing Conference that he is attending on May 15th with Dave Jones. Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief at Wired Magazine and author of The Long Tail, is the keynote speaker.

04:09 Terry discusses his talk at a communications event for Government of Ontario employees.

05:06 Terry introduces the comment from Rick Weiss ( a regular listener and student at Centennial College)

05:24 Rick Weiss asks if it’s possible to salvage the image of a company in distress with an excellent PR campaign

09:05 Terry introduces the comment from Guy Skipworth of Mediaco

09:28 Guy Skipworth opens the conversation on titles in agencies

10:10 Terry, Martin and Keith define the titles in agencies and outline some of the tasks that they find to be most important

23:40 Terry starts of the conversation about when to promote an employee. The panel discusses:

Promoting from within
Skills development
Breaking down title boundaries
Setting objectives
Succession planning
Career Planning
Retaining Employees
Culture
Training
Reviews

    33:13 Terry closes up the show.

    Our theme music is Streetwalker by Cjacks and is courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network; Roger Dey is our announcer.

    This week’s episode was produced by Kyra Aylsworth and published by Samantha Lovelace.

    Inside PR #110 – Tuesday, May 6, 2008

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    This week on Inside PR, Terry Fallis, Dave Jones, Martin Waxman and Julie Rusciolelli discuss 360 Degrees: All Things Connected, Terry’s BIG WIN, character blogs and social media’s impact on public relations.

    Show Notes

    00:25 Dave introduces the Show

    01:17 Julie talks about the CPRS event she will be attending along with Joseph Thornley

    02:45 Dave mentions Terry’s BIG WIN!

    03:51 Terry tells us about winning the Leacock Medal for Humour

    References:

    Terry’s Website – Home of the Best Laid Plans

    The News Release

    Link to CBC.ca’s Ontario Today Archives

    Buy The Best Laid Plans Online

    Amazon.com

    Amazon.ca
    chapters.indigo.ca

    About PLR

    08:36 Terry introduces the comment from Jay Moonah; Talks about Uncle Seth, Podcaster’s Across Boarders, Mark Blevis and Bob Goyetche

    09:34 Jay Moonah leaves a comment about character blogs and the balance between authenticity and having fun. References: the Captain Morgan blog, Story2OH! and the comment on OneDegree

    11:46 The panel talks about character blogs; pros and cons. They reference: the All I Want for Christmas is a PSP blog, Dwight’s blog, Fake Steve Jobs blog, Jiminy Glick and Amanda Chapel

    An episode of Jiminy Glick

    18:13 Dave introduces the topic of social media’s impact on public relations

    27:59 Terry Wraps up the show

    Our theme music is Streetwalker by Cjacks and is courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network; Roger Dey is our announcer.

    This week’s episode was produced by Samantha Lovelace