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Twitter: mightier than the sword?

A wry smile crossed my lips when I heard the news that lawyers have applied for a court order to force Twitter to hand over the person behind the whistleblower account. It’s taken one anonymous tweeter to spectacularly out the famous footballer hiding behind his privacy injunction and, in a heartbeat, neuter the legal profession.(…)

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Captivating Edinburgh

I’ll be examining the manipulative new age of PR and social media, and how the herd is motivated to reshape our lives, in Edinburgh next week. My lecture is one of the key events in the inaugural Edinburgh International Marketing Festival on Tuesday 24th August at 17.30 and the lecture aims to reveal exactly how(…)

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Paris Hilton: was it a stunt?

Could the tabloid-friendly sight of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paris Hilton in a Los Angeles nightclub the night before the footballer’s Real Madrid deal was confirmed be a coincidence? Originally published on the Guardian website Call me a cynical old publicist but I have to admit that I am hardly surprised to see Cristiano Ronaldo spread across(…)

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Farewell to 2006 the year of the panty flash

It is a strange day and age when a panty flash courtesy of Playboy pin-up Pamela Anderson is considered modest by all accounts. But yes, move over leaked sex tape, the paparazzi crotch shot is here. If 2006 signified anything in the world of the chav celebrity, this is it. It has become the boldest(…)

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