February 2008

Mock ye not, Leesa is on to something big

by Lee Hopkins on February 28, 2008 · 2 comments

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My colleague in arms Leesa Barnes has been at the end of some good ol’ sledging*, it would seem. As she points out on her latest post, there are those who are calling her Telesummit a ‘get rich quick scheme’ and some bizarre attempt to snag some Google keyword love. Even one of the sledgers, […]

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links for 2008-02-27

by Lee Hopkins on February 27, 2008 · 0 comments

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Shel Israel is ruining my reputation. « Kara Soluri A funny video from Kara Soluri about why she keeps Shel Israel’s book in a brown paper wrapper (tags: karasoluri shelisrael nakedconversations video book) Mum’s the word on Rudd talkfest | The Australian Rudd shoots himself in the foot again. Good to see that pollies still […]

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Twitter stats

by Lee Hopkins on February 27, 2008 · 0 comments

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There’s an update on the Twitter stats; it turns out that Australia is 6th in the world for SMS usage. Considering that most of the big news stories get broken on Twitter first (e.g. the UK earthquake was broken on Twitter by a good half hour before the BBC got anything out), and considering that […]

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Social Media TeleSummit — the story so far

by Lee Hopkins on February 27, 2008 · 0 comments

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The Social Media TeleSummit run by Leesa Barnes is almost at an end – but WHAT a blimmin’ amazing summit it’s been so far! You still have two days to register to nab some of the goodies on downloadable offer, and if I were you I’d make the investment. Even the free e-book you get […]

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Free love is just a mouse click away

by Lee Hopkins on February 26, 2008 · 0 comments

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We’re all for a bit of free love here at BetterComms Towers. Who wouldn’t be? So it was with great delight that we devoured the latest Trend Briefing from our friends at trendwatching.com. In this month’s Briefing you can boggle your mind at a world seemingly gone mad — businesses giving away stuff for free. […]

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Professional Development for PR practitioners

by Lee Hopkins on February 26, 2008 · 0 comments

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I’m running some professional development courses in Sydney just before the ad:tech conference. On Monday March 10th I’m running an all day workshop on Social Media, ‘Social Media 101‘. Then on Tuesday 11th I’m running a full-day workshop on Social Media Strategy. Here’s some more details about the courses: Social Media 101 – A Practical […]

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ad:tech – just two weeks to go

by Lee Hopkins on February 26, 2008 · 2 comments

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I’m really looking forward to this: the ad:tech conference in Sydney, 12+13 March. I’m moderating a panel on ‘Digital PR’ and my fellow panelists are Steven Noble, Director, Digital, at Hill & Knowlton, Marnie Macdonald, Online Communication Manager at Australian Wool Institute, and Trevor Cook, raconteur, roustabout and famed hamster juggler (and owner of a […]

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Meet Sandy, my new assistant

by Lee Hopkins on February 26, 2008 · 1 comment

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I’ve just hired a new assistant and the price is perfect — she’s free. Whilst following some back links from my blog I found what looks like a very interesting site — I Want Sandy is a digital assistant that works via email and now Twitter. Sandy has received some rave reviews and so I’m […]

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One of the many reasons I live here… >>

by Lee Hopkins on February 25, 2008 · 2 comments

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No US presidency-wannabe drawn out campaigns and videos! Hat tip to Doug Haslam for ruining my sleep {grin}

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Courtesy of a stumble by cin1977 I came across curiology.com. In an of itself an interesting collection of pop art-ish paintings, some of which have already sold. What chilled me was this one: Anyone else feel a shiver run down their spine? Not exactly something I’d want to hang on my living room wall, but […]

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