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The best things ever said about PR

So here they are, the world’s favourite quotes about the public relations profession as compiled in our online survey of communications professionals.

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Is it the big R or the small u?

Weakened by the insidious media outpour of grim economic news. Gunned down by the rat-tat-tat of your prospects telling you “no”. Deafened by the silence when you ask the world to take notice.

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The Arecibo Message: Seven PR lessons from the greatest communication never made

“Pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space…” – Monty Python’s Meaning of Life

Five years after the moon landing, astronomer Frank Drake sent a radio message from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico far out into space. It was a brilliant attempt to tell ET there was someone down here, and we wanted to talk.

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Take their gags off and let people sing

With whistleblowers and spooks dominating the headlines, questions about secrecy, privacy and loyalty are topping commentators’ agendas.

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Learn PR the message in a bottle way

When she was ten years old, Zoe Averianov placed a note in a bottle and cast it adrift from the deck of a ferry bound from Hull, England.

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How to add PR value to urban regeneration projects

When we think ‘regeneration’, we think ‘transformation’.

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The case of the distorted image

Managing image is tricky. 

People view organisations from their own points of view, and organisations who want to be seen a certain way frequently fail to ‘walk the talk’. Look at the passionate public resentment towards banks, and how incapable of meaningful change those organisations appear to be.

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How to win. The secrets of an Olympic legend.

As told to me (and a room full of other people) by Steve Cram, and if you’re asking yourself who he is, read on and be prepared to be amazed.

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Ten ways to make the most of your day exhibiting at a trade show

Trade shows can be tiring, but there are ways to ensure that you are doing the best you can with the time you’ve got.

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Spinning inside your mind

TV presenter and cycling journalist Rebecca Charlton was on twitter last week looking for top tips for surviving multi-stage rides, and while I was replying it started me thinking about managing complex PR projects.