Inside PR 2.22 – Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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0:26 Martin opens the show.

1:53 Martin announces that they will not being talking about New Twitter this week because a more current topic came along.

2:09 Martin shares a listener comment from Barbara Nixon about last week’s show and how she’s encouraging her students to listen.

2:53 The second comment comes from Mia Salituro who writes a blog about networking. She shares some tips for students around building your personal brand.

3:57 The last comment comes from Martin’s colleague at Energi PR, Sean Bailey. Sean asks what Martin, Gini and Joe’s stance is on “liking” or “following” a client’s competitor on Facebook and Twitter? Is it a form of monitoring, or is it different because it’s a public display of liking the competing brand? Martin ties Sean’s question into the recent Netflix ethical breach.

5:22 Gini answers Sean’s question and shares her perspective on the matter and she, Martin and Joe discuss.

14:33 Martin says that he hates the term “pr stunt”.

14:42 Gini shares why she’s not a fan of the term either.

16:10 Gini talks about a recent chat she participated in that connected bloggers with PR professionals that could offer them advice. Gini dispelled the rumour that PR firms only pay attention to A-list bloggers. It’s the job of the PR professional to find bloggers who are influential in their specific community or niche.

23:11 Martin says that as communicators, it’s important to read a lot of blogs and a lot of different kinds of blogs.

27:45 Martin closes the show.

Our theme music was created by Damon de SzegheoRoger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Yasmine Kashefi.

Inside PR Summer Archives #11 – Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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This week on Inside PR David Jones and Martin Waxman share “war stories” from the world of public relations.

00:26 Martin opens the show.

01:30 Dave introduces this week’s topic: “war stories” from Martin and Dave’s collective past in the PR world.

01:58 Martin kicks off the show with the first story.

8:10 Dave shares a story about Molson’s fund raising concert for SARS- Molson Canadian Rocks Toronto or SARS Stock, as it was more commonly referred to.

15:51 Martin tells a story about an experience he had working with Yuk Yuk’s.

20:49 Dave tells the final story of the show from his time with the Royal Canadian Golf Association.

32:43 Dave closes the show.

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

This week’s episode was produced by Sarah Laister.

Inside PR #164 – Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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This week on Inside PR Terry Fallis and Martin Waxman discuss the recent controversy surrounding former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the necessity of maintaining a true representation of public relations.

00:27 Terry opens the show.

08:10 Terry mentions that Joe Thornley has started a Third Tuesday Social Media Book Club using the application Shelfari.

08:55 Martin announces that he will be speaking on a panel with Joe Thornley, Daniel Tish and Kerry Harris at the CPRS National Conference at the beginning of June in Vancouver.

09:29 Terry welcomes a comment from Michael Miller.

12:40 Terry opens a discussion about the hearings going on in Ottawa regarding former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney’s business relationship with Karlheinz Schreiber.

21:50 Martin introduces another discussion point which arose from a post he read by David Mullen, entitled “The Worst Thing About PR.”

29:49 Terry closes 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 Sarah Laister.

Inside PR #161 – Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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This week on Inside PR David Jones and Martin Waxman share “war stories” from the world of public relations.

00:26 Martin opens the show.

01:30 Dave introduces this week’s topic: “war stories” from Martin and Dave’s collective past in the PR world.

01:58 Martin kicks off the show with the first story.

8:10 Dave shares a story about Molson’s fund raising concert for SARS- Molson Canadian Rocks Toronto or SARS Stock, as it was more commonly referred to.

15:51 Martin tells a story about an experience he had working with Yuk Yuk’s.

20:49 Dave tells the final story of the show from his time with the Royal Canadian Golf Association.

32:43 Dave closes 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 Sarah Laister.

Inside PR #154 – Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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This week on Inside PR Terry Fallis, David Jones and Martin Waxman have an in-depth conversation about PR accreditation.

00:25 Dave opens the show.

00:54 Dave introduces this week’s topic: Accreditation in the world of PR and the two major organizations that grant it.

01:44 Martin gives a quick 101 on the Canadian Public Relations Society APR designation, which he describes as similar, but not quite identical to the accreditation of the Public Relations Society of America.

06:05 Terry opens a discussion about the value of PR accreditation.

17:01 Terry discusses his interest in Edward Bernays and how he first learned about him while listening to the CBC’s radio show The Age of Persuasion, hosted by Terry O’Reilly.

18:24 Martin talks about James Grunig, a communications theorist, who has developed 4 major models of public relations.

19:40 Terry discusses the application requirements for the IABC’s ABC accreditation and compares it to the requirements of the CPRS program to pursue an APR.

21:30 Martin mentions that he and his fellow accreditation committee co-chair at the CPRS, Vince Power, act as facilitators of study groups for those who are pursuing their APR.

25:57 Terry thanks Shel Holtz for suggesting that a discussion of the APR should include comments about the IABC’s ABC accreditation.

26:29 Housekeeping note: Terry thanks Janna Guberman for loyally producing Inside PR these past few months and notes that the producer’s torch has been passed on to Sarah Laister.

27:14 Terry closes 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 Sarah Laister.

Inside PR #153 – Wednesday, March 4, 2009

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This week on Inside PR Terry Fallis and Martin Waxman play catch-up with listener comments and discuss Skittles leap into the world of social media.

00:26 Terry opens the show.

01:05 Terry tells us that this week’s show will be devoted to a “comment round-up,” which will be followed by a specific topic near the end of the show.

01:46 Terry introduces the the first comment from Deborah Zanke, sole proprietor of a PR consultancy.

06:27 Terry welcomes an audio comment from Jeremy MacLaine, a student at Loyalist college.

08:05 In response to Jeremy’s question, Terry and Martin discuss the do’s and don’t’s of being an intern in the PR world.

11:35 Martin welcomes an audio comment from Volodymyr Dehtyarov of Nords PR Ukraine.

17:03 Terry introduces another comment that was left on the blog by Mike Keliher.

20:12 Martin wraps up the comment portion of the episode with two final comments from last week’s live episode, recorded at Podcamp Toronto.

20:29 Terry takes a moment to thank Podcamp organizers Dave Fleet, Jay Moonah and Eden Spodek for organizing such a great event.

21:57 Martin reads the second last comment of the show, submitted by a Boston PR firm.

22:15 Martin welcomes the final comment of the show from Sarah Bannoff.

23:09 Martin introduces a discussion about the new Skittles website.

25:18 Terry asks whether the net effect of Skittles bold leap into social media is positive or negative.

29:27 Both Terry and Martin agree that Skittles foray into social media will certainly be used as a case study amongst PR professionals in the future.

30:40 Terry asks Martin for his opinion on how Skittles could take their current experience with social media and turn it around.

32:04 Terry closes 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 Sarah Laister.

Inside PR #127 – Wednesday, September 3, 2008

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This week on Inside PR, Terry, David, Martin and Julie discuss five best practises when it comes to setting up a corporate blog.

Show Notes

00:31 Dave opens the show.

01:22 Martin introduces the week’s topic: Best practises when it comes to setting up a corporate blog. (ref: Joel Postman and Mitch Joel).

02:23 Terry introduces the first best practise: Honesty.

04:39 Terry mentions corporate examples of organizations that have failed to practise honesty. He references Walmarting Across America Blog and Sony PSP Blog.

12:38 Martin introduces the second best practise: Conversation.

15:30 Terry introduces the third best practise: Timeliness.  He gives an example of a corporate blog that did not practise timeliness: McDonald’s Corporate Social Responsibility Blog.

19:53 Julie asks the other’s opinions on anonymous posts

20:41 Martin talks about the president of Whole Foods slagging his competition anonymously.

21:44 Dave introduces the fourth best practise: Measurement.

28:27 Julie introduces the fifth best practise: Commitment.

31:38 Dave talks to commitment.

34:21 Dave refers to Joe Jaffe as the go-to guy for commitment.

35:00 Terry summarizes the five best practises: Honesty, Conversation, Timeliness, Measurement and Commitment.

35:39 Terry Closes 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 Janna Guberman.

Inside PR #108 – Tuesday, April 22, 2008

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This week on Inside PR, Dave Jones, Martin Waxman and Julie Rusciolelli discuss when to and how to fire a client and welcome a comment from Joseph Thornley, continuing the ethics discussion.

Keith McArthur and Terry Fallis were unable to join the IPR gang this evening.

Show Notes

00:34 Dave introduces the show

01:35 Joseph Thornley leaves a comment discussing the low repute of PR practitioners and PR ethics.

03:56 Martin references The Sweet Smell of Success

04:10 Julie introduces the topic of Firing a Client

04:40 Julie goes over the four warning signs that you may have to fire your client:

1. Chemistry has gone flat 2. Unreasonable demands 3. ROI 4. Abusive Behavior

The IPR Panel discusses their experiences relating to firing clients

27:27 Dave asks the question: “How do you fire a client?”

28:43 Martin Mentions the word compunction

31:00 Dave concludes 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 of Inside PR was produced by Samantha Lovelace.

Inside PR #107 – Tuesday, April 15, 2008

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This week on Inside PR, Terry Fallis, Dave Jones, Keith McArthur and Julie Rusciolelli talk about the use of social media in public relations, ethics and muse over the communications and legal fields. They welcome comments from Bob LeDrew, Michael O’Connor Clarke, Eden Spodek, Shel Holtz and Garen Stepanian.

Martin Waxman is away this week.

Show Notes

01:24 Dave introduces the show

01:30 Dave reads the comment about IPR 106 from Bob LeDrew. Bob is a member of the Thornley Fallis team in Ottawa and writes the Flack Life blog

03:11 Terry talks about taking IPR on the road

04:10 Michael O’Connor Clarke leaves a message about IPR 106. Michael is a member of the Thornley Fallis team in Toronto and writes Uninstalled. During his comment he refers to World of Ends and Doc Searls’ and David Weinberger’s theory on who owns the Internet

No one owns it.
Everyone can use it.
Anyone can improve it.

06:24 Michael does Inside Proper English: Metaphor V. Simile

09:32 Eden Spodek leaves a comment regarding the importance of understanding the principles of social media before applying them in a client involved environment. Eden hails from bargainista.ca

12:17 Terry mentions the importance of strategy over tactics

12:45 Dave talks about the missuses of social media tools

14:33 Keith introduces the comment from Shel Holtz and his opinion on ethics in PR. This discussion is continued from IPR 103

19:23 Terry tells the listeners about Shel Holtz’ and Neville Hobson’s contribution to IPR

19:52 The ethics debate begins again

27:07 Julie introduces the comment from Garen Stepanian

27:54 Terry, Julie, Dave and Keith all talk to their experiences working with Lawyers current and past and the synergy between law and public relations

37:39 Terry Signs off

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

This week’s episode of Inside PR was produced by Samantha Lovelace.

Inside PR #103 – Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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This week on Inside PR, Terry Fallis, Martin Waxman and Keith McArthur discuss ethics in PR. They welcome comments from Mitch Joel, Sallie Geotsch, Joseph Thornley and Bernard Goldbach.

View Bernard’s video here.

Show Notes:

00:33 Terry, Martin Waxman and Keith McArthur introduce themselves and the show.

01:00 Terry informs listeners that Dave is sick this week and will not be part of the show.

3:24 Comment from Mitch Joel of Six Pixels of Separation.

5:04 Terry reads a comment by Sallie Goetsch.

6:31 Terry talks about the video that Bernard Goldbach sent over from Ireland and they will post it on the Inside PR blog.

7:44 Joe Thornley comments on PR Ethics: How do we feel if our profession is sometimes held in low esteem? For example, PR and the tobacco industry – where do we draw the line?

8:59 Terry starts off this week’s discussion about the both professional and personal ethics of working for controversial and questionable companies.

31:07 Terry thanks the panel and signs off.

Producer’s Note: The change in this podcast’s sound quality is due to the shift in format for Inside PR and should not indicate that Terry is recording inside of a ‘biscuit tin’.


Our theme music is Streetwalker by CJacks and is from the Podsafe Music Network. Roger Dey is our announcer.