15 November, 2006


Oh come on, you try thinking of a Bond style title that isn't going to have people thinking a) you're an idiot or b)... erm well, that you're an idiot.

The Bond film has been everywhere this week, which is good. Bond and Christmas go together very weel. They are always shown in the UK at Christmas time and usually include some snowy scenes or two.

Whoever is doing the publicity for this on is doing a fantastic job - it is everywhere. I know that Bond creates its own storm, and having her Maj attend the premiere isn't going to exactly keep it out the papers, but still, kudos to them. Currently there are 167 google news Bond stories.

But where to go from here? How can they keep the story going? I fear that the end for this story is close. But I'm sure Bond'll be back in a year or so.

So to play us out, from You Tube - the Bond theme, done badly...

Right I'm off to look at Daniel Craig coming out of the sea again...

05 November, 2006

Happy Bonfire Night!

Remember remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason,
Should ever be forgot.

(For those who live outside the UK, all is explained here.)

Bad blogger, bad!

OK so after a couple of emails that verbally smacked me on the nose with a rolled up newspaper and said 'bad blogger, bad', I have decided to return once again. These days I seem to be constantly disappearing and then returning with a (small) flurry of activity and then disappearing again. For this I apologise, but sometimes real life does sometimes (*gasp*) get in the way of the online one.

So there is a lot to catch up on. People are moving, leaving, being promoted all around. Richard is advertising his old position for any students taking a year out and reckon that they can fill his relatively canoe sized PR shoes. Richard returns to his (whisper it now) events management degree, in which I wish him luck for the last year.

Seems like ages ago that Simon Collister was fishing for links, and now he sits proud astride the blogging beast, and has been recognised as such through a (now not so) new job for Green Communications, where I hear he is very much appreciated and having a fantastic time.

Steve Field is leaving the Pentagon and joining Edelmans. I am especially sad to see him leaving Pentagon, purely because of the shock I got when I first checked my site reader and 'the Pentagon' appeared under the IP owner. Cue, much fear, conspiracy theories involving a mis-spent youth and American travel and teasing from people I told, before I realised it was probably Steve at work (and I rather enjoyed the idea of at least one part of the American intelligence reading my idle witterings). But good luck to him as well.

New arrivals to blogging who are writing from my old uni, Leeds Met, include Kate Kilday and Paddy Doyle.

Other excitements have been a small appearance in PR Week by yours truly, as part of a sideline in an article on grads getting jobs. I thoroughly encourage anyone who is interested in this subject to take a look at this as it rather more sucessfully attempts to explain a few of the mysteries that I have attempted to over the last few months.

The very lovely Andrew Wake of Don't Panic, has continued to offer discounted tickets for young PRs for the Delivering New PR conference next Friday. Although I will be working I fully encourage anyone to snap up this excellent opportunity to go along. Email him here.

So now that this has broken the tip of the mountain of things to talk about I feel I can start again with a clean slate. And not even a mention of Wall-mart.

So please, no more 'bad blogger' emails, I'm sorry.