Another Inconvenient PR Truth – tell us what you think

Posted by Chris Green on Monday March 15 @ 11:04 am

Back in January I blogged about a new campaign to encourage PRs to stop spamming the press with unwanted and unfocused communications. After a fantastic initial response, the team behind this campaign have put together a survey looking at the issue in more depth.

You can find the survey here, if you are a journalist please take a few moments to complete it and tell us exactly what you think about the state of irrelevant press release emails (otherwise known as “PR Spam”).

An inconvenient (PR) truth

Posted by Chris Green on Thursday January 28 @ 10:48 am

As a journalist I know all too well that there is simply far too much spam pushed out by the PR community. It is something I have always vowed I would try and change given the opportunity.

These days, I do have that opportunity and I do my bit wherever possible to stop the flow of unnecessary and irrelevant comms flowing out to my colleagues, who have much better things to do than read press releases about lawnmowers when they write for a PC modding mag, financial results releases when they only cover product.

Anyway, the guys over at RealWire, along with some like-minded PRs and journalists have come together to support a campaign to stamp out PR spam. I’m backing it too! They have a video, it’s rather good:

Find out more at: http://inconvenientprtruth.com/

Got a BlackBerry? Want a BlackBerry? If so, buy this book!

Posted by Chris Green on Tuesday February 10 @ 1:44 pm

One of my last projects of 2008 has now gone on sale – it is a bookazine devoted to one of my favourite technology subjects – the BlackBerry.

You can buy The Ultimate BlackBerry Guide from those nice people at Amazon.co.uk, where it is currently on sale with an equally nice online discount.

The book will tell you everything you need to know, from handy shortcuts to undocumented features, along with tips on the best third party software and games available for the current range of devices. There is even a section dedicated to using your BlackBerry with a Mac.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this book possible. It was hard work, but I hope you will agree it was worth it.

Ruislip under snow

Posted by Chris Green on Monday February 2 @ 10:24 am

Stafford Road under snow

Originally uploaded by Chris Green.

Another pic of Ruislip under a blanket of snow. This one taken from the front door of my house. Look at the bins in the bottom right of the pic to get an idea of how thick the snow actually is.

I’ve posted a set of pictures of the snow around my home in Ruislip on my Flickr site – http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisgreen/sets/72157613229248285/

Enjoy!

Icicles

Posted by Chris Green on Monday February 2 @ 10:05 am

Icicles

Originally uploaded by Chris Green.

Woke up this morning to find Ruislip under a blanket of snow. About six inches fell overnight in West London, the biggest snowfall to hit London for over 20 years.

I’ve posted a set of pictures of the snow around my home in Ruislip on my Flickr site – http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisgreen/sets/72157613229248285/

Enjoy!

Late Night Snow in Ruislip

Posted by Chris Green on Monday February 2 @ 1:50 am

Late Night Snow in Ruislip

Originally uploaded by Chris Green.

This is the view from my bedroom window. As you can see, Ruislip is already under several inches of snow and it’s still coming.

I was out in the car at about 8.30pm on Sunday evening, an hour or so after the snow began. How the car didn’t end up in a ditch or upside down I don’t know.

(Pic taken with my BlackBerry Bold).

Apple financials on CNBC

Posted by Chris Green on Thursday January 22 @ 1:31 pm
Chris on CNBC Squawk Box talking about Apple's quaterly financials

Chris on CNBC Squawk Box talking about Apple's quaterly financials

I popped up on CNBC this morning on behalf of DMG Europe to talk about Apple’s quarterly financials and the business implications of a permanent departure by Steve Jobs.

You can view the video here.

Live blogging of the Apple Let’s Rock event

Posted by Chris Green on Monday September 8 @ 4:34 pm

I’m going to be live blogging the announcements from the Apple Let’s Rock event over at IT PRO.

We will be using CoverItLive for the live blogging, providing it doesn’t collapse under the strain, which it did the first time we used it for an Apple event.

Coverage over at IT PRO begins at 5.30pm UK time, with Steve Jobs due on stage at 6pm.

Details below:

Google Chrome media spots

Posted by Chris Green on Tuesday September 2 @ 5:36 pm

I’m doing a few media spots to talk about Google Chrome, the new web browser from Google.

You can catch me tonight (2 September) on CNN at 7.40pm UK time (2.40pm Eastern, 11.40am Pacific) where I’ll be discussing the new browser and the competitive implications for Microsoft, which has also recently released a public beta of IE8.

Tomorrow (3 September) I’ll be on the breakfast show on BBC Radio 5 Live at about 8.45am.

As always, these timings are subject to change.

Behold the BlackBerry Bold

Posted by Chris Green on Wednesday August 13 @ 12:18 pm

I’ve just finished reviewing the new BlackBerry Bold and have to say I’m quite impressed. You can read my review over on the IT PRO web site now.

The Bold will be avilable on most UK networks by the end of the month, though T-Mobile is only selling it to business customers initially because, well – we don’t actually know why, we just know that it’s a bloody stupid move from T-Mobile, as usual.

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