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Pinterest and Me(me)

On the heels of a very informative webinar from the last IABC webinar touting the benefits of PINTEREST -'PRMR Inc is now an official 'pinner.' We have already started to post a few images on our pin boards; about Styling for the PR Practitioner (my favorite, which will undoubtedly have the most pins), Favourite Places and Spaces and PR Books for Dummies. All of the topics I am sure people will certainly enjoy.

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IABC Barbados Has A New Board

Last night I retained the presidency of IABC Barbados. Having been a founding member of the chapter I am witnessing first hand its struggles and its mini victories. We started with just about five members, grew to 15 last year and now at the start of my 2nd year as president, we have 23 members.

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PR Practioners Don't Think Up Stories: My Response to Mail Online Story

I read the Mail Online story “Insider reveals: PR men would think up a story and Rebekah’s Sun and News of the World would run it word for word. Some were complete fiction” (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2013046/Rebekah-Brooks-Sun-News-World-run-fictional-stories-insider-claims.html) and was pretty much disgusted as a former journalism student and more so as a seasoned PR practitioner.

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The Scorpion and The Frog: The nature of the relationship between journalism and PR?

The panel discussion hosted by the IABC and CARILEC, focused on the relationship between journalists and public relations practitioners: ‘Kissing cousins or Mortal enemies.’

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Kissing Cousins or Mortal Enemies :- A Panel Discussion hosted by IABC Barbados in association with CARILEC

Media Relations plays a key role in the corporate communicator's ability to deliver messages to the public. But what's the true nature of our relationship? Is it one of shared goals or conflicting ones? Can we be close, or should we keep our distance? Who needs whom the most?

Richard Thomas, VP Communications IABC Barbados
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