Mr Zuckerberg was otherwise engaged – Inside PR 544

On this week’s Inside PR, Gini Dietrich provides practical advice to the PR practitioner on the importance of SEO to media relations and earned media. PR practitioners understand much more than algorithms. And we must combine our media relations expertise with SEO best practices to ensure that we maximize long term exposure for our clients’ content. The cost of failing to do this will be the incursion of SEO experts into media relations.

Also this week: Open Government, open engagement and open data activists from around the world gathered in Ottawa. So did the grand committee of countries looking at the practices of the social platforms. But it doesn’t matter how many countries come together in one place — Mark Zuckerberg responds to no flag but his own. He was, once again, a no-show.


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This week on Inside PR, we discuss Tony Clement’s visit during Third Tuesday. We also chat about the pros and cons of Pinterest and begin to touch on the copyright issues (which we’ll focus on in a subsequent episode).

Open Government and Social Media

If you know Joe Thornley, even peripherally, you know his life’s work has been dedicated to open government and Canadian politics. Because of that passion, he was able to secure Tony Clement for Third Tuesday last month (which I discovered rarely happens on the third Tuesday of each month).

Tony, for those of you non-Canadians, is a federal politician, president of the Treasury Board, Minister for the Federal Economic Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor), and Member of Parliament of the Conservative Party.

He discussed open government, social media, and transparency for politicians.

Joe, who doesn’t agree with Clement’s policies, found himself really respecting the conservative politician, whose methods he admires.

And Martin Waxman added how Clement talked about how he’s using social media to be human, authentic…and himself. He has a plea for all citizens as other politicians get on the social bandwagon.



A tool with endless possibilities, it reminds Joe of the early days of Twitter, when the platform left it to us to make it what we wanted it to be instead of trying to cram us into something they wanted it to be (cough, Google+, cough).

We discuss how to use it both personally and professionally, as well as a couple of case studies that show sales conversions early on.


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

This week’s episode was produced by Gini Dietrich, with extremely detailed notes from Kristine Simpson.