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If you can help…

May 3, 2008

…with below please do. Slightly off-topic I realise, but much needed.

Subject: Please can you help?  If not, can you pass this on to your friends.

I wondered if you might be able to help a friend of a friend. This girl is in desperate need of a bone barrow donor and I wanted to spread the word. Please pass this link on to everyone you know in the hope that a suitable donor my be found.

The link to Charlotte’s details and how to respond is below.

Kindest regards,


Freediving PR opportunity?

February 12, 2008

I don’t often draw attention to content over on the Facebook group, largely because I’ve always regarded the blog and group as two sides of the same coin. This, however, deserved as wide an airing as possible.

I’m a 35 year old British woman who recently set three World Records in the extreme sport of freediving and then two weeks later went on to take Gold for Britain at the World Championships.
I’m looking for sponsors so any PRs with brands that address ‘strong, real women’, ‘high achievers’, anything health or water-related, that kind of thing, there are marketing/PR/advertising/sponsorship opportunities.

Now I’m not quite sure what freediving is, but I’m pretty convinced it’ll be dangerous, glamorous, and undoubtedly a ‘good thing’. Follwo the link and get in touch with Sara direct if you’re keen.

ponsorships opps.

Response Source comedy

August 25, 2007

We felt this had to be shared for those who may have missed it. Every so often, reading the response sources your inbox fills up with pays off. Normally when you get coverage, but every so often, just for the pure comedy of the request. Friday saw one such moment with the following:

PUBLICATION: My Lovely Horse
DEADLINE: 24-August-2007 12:00
QUERY: Do you run a successful business? Do you like horses? How has your
horse helped you in this regard? Would you say your horse is business
aware? Would you like to see more horses in British offices? Do they
improve customer relations? What’s the best bit of the horse in business
terms? Is it the head and neck? If you had a special desk that was ten feet
tall would you sit on your horse to work? Do you think you could ever love
your horse more than you do now? Could anyone else love it more? Do you
think you could ever stop thinking about horses just for a single fleeting
moment of your horse obsessed life?

I’d love to know the story behidn this one. We laughed long and hard.

[For those who aren’t blessed by the magic of response source, it is an email alerts service for journalists to ask questions/request info etc of PROs]

Brand spanking new [largely PR relevant] ideas

August 1, 2007

A quick post to flag up two new ideas I stumbled across on Facebook during the last week. [ This could be an excuse to rhapsodise about the joys of Facebook, but my enthusiasm has long been evident enough, although do check out this video].

First up is new office food venture Zero. Seems a stonkingly good idea- a bit like Pret/Innocent back ‘in the day’ in terms of ethos and approach. Best of luck to them, and I’m sure they’d be keen to hear from people interested.

Entirely unconnected but intresting is Vlogyourjob. It’ll be interesting if they can convince time-poor directors and senior bods to take the time to film job summaries etc, and what the quality will be like. As a concept there are undoubtedly benefits for the candidates in being able to get more of a flavour of a potential job than in a bland, employment law restricted print summary. I’d definitely agree with Stuart that it would benefit from more content before launch, but that’s a problem every site/blog faces.

[As an aside Indigo Red/Sarah, where was our press release with quote to blog it?!]

If you do have interesting new services/products relevant for PR, do drop us a line, and if we reckon it’s any good we’ll most definitely blog it.

Finally, WebitPR’s Social Media News Release [SMNR]. A vision of the future, or niche interest? It is certainly interesting, and personally I really like the idea. It’ll be interesting to see how far take up can extend beyond tech sector, who would be more prepared for this. See Stephen’s post for a lot more details and questions.

As a weekend treat, here’s the Thriller prisoner video [also in today’s Times.] Inspired.