Weekly Roundup: Across The Pond And More

November 28th, 2010 | Shonali Burke | 4 Comments

Seeing as how I spent this past week in London, England, I thought it only appropriate to showcase some of the most interesting blog posts from “across the pond” that I’ve come across recently.

Image: anthony kelly via Flickr, Creative Commons

Here you go.

1. Coca-Cola’s sponsorship is all about them, from Paul Seaman’s 21st-century PR Issues.

Why: Celebrities don’t always the perfect brand relationship make. And once you’ve made your bed, be prepared to lie in it.

2. Top German firms ban Facebook and Twitter, by Neville Hobson.

Why: Apparently we’re not over the social media adoption curve after all, no matter what you might hear.

3. Just getting stuff done on the Intranet, from Kilobox Communiqué.

Why: Grand plans are all very well. Sometimes you just need to help people get simple tasks done.

4. An hour of tweeting dangerously, from Richard Bailey’s PR Studies.

Why: This is a question teachers are always being asked (and asking themselves). I thought Richard’s report of his experiment was fascinating.

5. Chipotle mishap highlights importance of clear communication with customers, by Becca Caddy for Reputation Online.

Why: Robert Frost come to mind, anyone? “… And I have miles to go before I sleep…”

6. A few tips for experimenting with QR codes, by Joe Walton at the Real PR blog.

Why: I know QR codes have been all the rage in Japan for a while and are just starting to catch on in the U.S. I thought this was a good primer.

7. What is the best SEO secret you know? PR of course, from the PR and Media Blog of James Crawford.

Why: public relations professionals spend a lot of time trying to learn about SEO and increasing online visibility. Sometimes we forget that there is a human side to all this, and that’s what caught my eye.

I liked the way James summarized a discussion on Quora around SEO secrets; I think the full discussion is worth you checking it out as well.

How about that – you actually got a bonus in this week’s roundup!

Shonali Burke
Head honcho of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke is President & CEO of Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Based in the Washington, D.C., area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. She also loves ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
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Just seen your round-up, thank you! If only I'd known you were in the UK!!! Guess I need to pay even more attention to Twitter,

Shonali Burke
Shonali Burke

Ha! Not at all, though I will try to do a better job of pinging you the next time I'm there. And you're welcome. :)

Paul Seaman
Paul Seaman

Many thanks for mentioning my "across the pond" post on Coca-Cola's sponsorship of Manchester United's Wayne Rooney. I guess that Wayne must come across as an exotic creature from another planet in the US. He makes Tiger Woods appear well-behaved and almost saintly by comparison.

Shonali Burke
Shonali Burke

My pleasure, Paul, though I should thank you for the amazing content you produce.