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February 27, 2015

Shakespeare and Surfing

There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is […]
February 26, 2015

Houston PR is hiring

February 22, 2015

What will definitely happen between now and May 5

It’s not much more than two months (71 days) until the General Election, which means, of course, that: Politicians will start to show their ‘softer and […]
February 20, 2015

Office clothing

I’m a firm believer in functional clothing.  This morning I got dressed as usual in my versatile and practical suit.  It was slightly cold so I […]
February 18, 2015

Some useful definitions

‘Curate’ – choose from a pile ‘Artisan’ – throw together roughly ‘Super excited’ – momentarily enthused ‘Awesome’ – acceptable standard ‘Authentic’ – bought off eBay ‘Pop-up’ […]
February 15, 2015

Why haven’t you replied?

I did some clearing out of my inbox last night. I’m pretty organized with folders, etc, but sometimes all the spam, various alerts and newsletters that […]
February 6, 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

This may be the scariest wave we’ve ever seen! David Cameron likes to listen to the ‘chillax’ playlist on Spotify Snapchat update: Discover – a new […]
February 3, 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Daily Mirror published a montage of tits on their page 3 British Heart Foundation is calling for a pre-watershed junk food ban Brands that respond on […]
February 3, 2015

How much do you love your job?

I’m going to be 52 this year.  When I look back at all the jobs I’ve had over the years the ones that I enjoyed the […]
February 1, 2015

PR isn’t dead: it just needs to outgrow its romper suit

Like everyone else in the PR world, I’ve been reading Robert Phillips’ book, ‘Trust Me: PR is Dead’. Nah. It isn’t dead (though Robert’s book does […]
May 8, 2014

PR: the note, the chord and the sustain pedal

One of the things that has struck me this year is the way in which my own media consumption habits continue to change. I’ve been surgically […]
May 8, 2014

Christmas Compilation, part 2

With Christmas fast approaching, here’s the second disc from this year’s compilation album of some of Houston’s homegrown PR hits. We hope this gives you a […]
May 8, 2014

Our Christmas compilation

With Christmas fast approaching, here’s this year’s compilation album of some of Houston’s homegrown PR hits. We’re really proud of this work and we hope that […]
May 8, 2014

Some of my favourite websites for ideas, time wasting, etc

Here are a some my favourites.  I’ll update this list from time to time: 1. Arts and Letters Daily: a great source of links to the […]
May 8, 2014

THE PR PROFESSION IS HAVING THE WRONG DEBATE

The PR profession loves a debate but it dunalf choose the wrong topic sometimes.  Every day I see endless chatter about the death of the press […]
May 8, 2014

In conversation with Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell, former director of communications and strategy to Tony Blair and now a writer, broadcaster and strategist, took time out from launching the first volume […]
May 8, 2014

It’s time to call time on the so called “sell-in” call

We recently wrote out to two thousand correspondents and editors asking them for their views on so-called “sell-in” calls from PR people. I must admit that […]
May 8, 2014

A chat with Vicky Taylor

An experts view on the impact of social media comes from Vicky Taylor, Commissioning Editor, New Media at Channel 4 News. http://youtu.be/lqOn_YYnM4c An experts view on […]
May 8, 2014

Social Media Perspectives From Tim Weber

We spoke to Tim Weber, Business Editor for Radio and online at the BBC.   http://youtu.be/WOX_7R1X2qc Tim has day-to-day editorial control of all business radio programmes […]
May 8, 2014

An Interview with BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones…

Rory is one of most influential journalists covering the global technology industry today. His output will be familiar to most UK television viewers and increasingly an […]
May 8, 2014

Fifteen reasons NEVER to work with us

It’s really important that there’s a good bond between client and agency, isn’t it? We thought it might help to list a few reasons why we […]
May 8, 2014

Work in progress: THE AGE OF THE SENTIENT BRAND

In the classic sci-fi picture and cautionary tale the Terminator, the action is built around the lead-up to a date when the automated global defense system […]
May 8, 2014

Our £7 Christmas Ad

May 8, 2014

The How Not To Guide To Public Relations

This guide is free.  Feel free to share it with colleagues and friends. See @HamishMThompson on Twitter for regular updates. INTRODUCTION: ABANDON OLD ROPE YE WHO ENTER HERE Hello […]