It was the kind of story that social media bloggers love. Lawyers at an old economy company were ordering fans to “cease and desist” from showing their love for the brand in user generated content. In this case, Ford was barring Mustang lovers from using pictures of their cars in a calendar. Great story. ExceptContinue reading “THIS JUST IN: Bloggers make mistakes”
Chris Marritt (shown here), a British journalist turned PR guy, writes a blog about the journey from Hack to Flack. Each month he profiles someone who’s made a similar career move and this month I’m the guy. Also, here’s an interview Sean Moffitt of the Buzz Cannuck blog did with me earlier this month.
As a PR guy (I mean communications professional) who only recently left journalism, I was interested to read my former colleague Jeffrey Simpson’s take on the difference between the two jobs. It’s contained in his Saturday column about Brian Mulroney (paid subscription required). He writes: “Mr. Lavoie, fondly remembered as talented journalist some years ago,Continue reading “PR people, journalists, bloggers: How they stack up in high-mindedness and credibility”