PRoust Questionnaire: Kim Blanchette


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The PRoust Questionnaire provides a quick insight into a public relations practitioner’s interests and point of view, as well as her or his professional beliefs and values. If you are not familiar with the original 19th-century Proust Questionnaire, please see details at the end of this post.

PRoust Questionnaire answers from Kim Blanchette:

What is your most striking characteristic as a PR practitioner? Can I have two? When under pressure, I can jump to tactics. I recognize this is wrong, but sometimes I move into “get it done” mode. (I try to remind myself to step out and look at the bigger picture.) However, on more than one occasion, I’ve been told my very loud laugh is quite distinctive. What is your principal fault as a PR practitioner? Can I have two? When under pressure, I can jump to tactics. I recognize this is wrong, but sometimes move into
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PRoust Questionnaire: Kim Blanchette


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The PRoust Questionnaire provides a quick insight into a public relations practitioner’s interests and point of view, as well as her or his professional beliefs and values. If you are not familiar with the original 19th-century Proust Questionnaire, please see details at the end of this post.

PRoust Questionnaire answers from Kim Blanchette:

What is your most striking characteristic as a PR practitioner? Can I have two? When under pressure, I can jump to tactics. I recognize this is wrong, but sometimes I move into “get it done” mode. (I try to remind myself to step out and look at the bigger picture.) However, on more than one occasion, I’ve been told my very loud laugh is quite distinctive. What is your principal fault as a PR practitioner? Can I have two? When under pressure, I can jump to tactics. I recognize this is wrong, but sometimes move into
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PRoust Questionnaire: Kim Blanchette


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The PRoust Questionnaire provides a quick insight into a public relations practitioner’s interests and point of view, as well as her or his professional beliefs and values. If you are not familiar with the original 19th-century Proust Questionnaire, please see details at the end of this post.

PRoust Questionnaire answers from Kim Blanchette:

What is your most striking characteristic as a PR practitioner? Can I have two? When under pressure, I can jump to tactics. I recognize this is wrong, but sometimes I move into “get it done” mode. (I try to remind myself to step out and look at the bigger picture.) However, on more than one occasion, I’ve been told my very loud laugh is quite distinctive. What is your principal fault as a PR practitioner? Can I have two? When under pressure, I can jump to tactics. I recognize this is wrong, but sometimes move into
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PRoust Questionnaire: Kim Blanchette


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The PRoust Questionnaire provides a quick insight into a public relations practitioner’s interests and point of view, as well as her or his professional beliefs and values. If you are not familiar with the original 19th-century Proust Questionnaire, please see details at the end of this post.

PRoust Questionnaire answers from Kim Blanchette:

What is your most striking characteristic as a PR practitioner? Can I have two? When under pressure, I can jump to tactics. I recognize this is wrong, but sometimes I move into “get it done” mode. (I try to remind myself to step out and look at the bigger picture.) However, on more than one occasion, I’ve been told my very loud laugh is quite distinctive. What is your principal fault as a PR practitioner? Can I have two? When under pressure, I can jump to tactics. I recognize this is wrong, but sometimes move into
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Plenty to like in Project Spartan


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Project Spartan Will Microsoft’s Internet Explorer see the sunset later this year? It’s certainly not my browser of choice. Indeed, I don’t use it at all, preferring Google Chrome on the desktop and mobile and, lately, experimenting with Vivaldi, an impressive new browser that’s based on Google Chromium code. Since it first appeared in 1995, Internet Explorer has come with the Windows operating system. Unless you manually install an alternative, that’s what you end up with. In Europe until recently, Microsoft was forced by EU law to offer users across the EU a choice of browser on first running Windows. All this may become just a Windows-and-browser history footnote with Windows 10 – the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system, successor to Windows 8.1, and currently in pre-release public beta – and Project Spartan, a new browser that will come with the new OS and will be
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In praise of the amateur in PR


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I tend to refer to public relations as an occupation or practice rather than as a profession (although sometimes I use the term public relations professionals as well as practitioners). Bill Sledzik’s 2010 post Is PR really a profession? sums a lot of my thinking. In 1969, Goode reported the “industrial society is a professionalizing […]

The PR Quiz 4.0


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Last week I had the good fortune to attend a lunch at the buzzworthy ABC Kitchen down the street from my old employer Burson-Marsteller. Our host, AirPR's Rebekah Iliff, raised the issue of the lack of technology literacy in the communications industries before this eclectic gathering of PR execs, the founder of a fashion/tech startup and an editor from Entrepreneur magazine.

I suggested that she consider developing a survey to back up the assertion that a vast majority of communications pros simply lack the tech skills to flourish in the new world order.  I then mentioned the questionnaire I developed and administered to prospective agency hires as one way to assess their fluency in the daily doings of our industry.

It's been several years since the last quiz, i.e., light years in terms of the communications biz, so I thought it was time for a refresh.
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Elon Musk Takes The Wheel


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Tesla Model S
Several years ago I agreed to have breakfast with a soon-to-be former senior executive of the nascent Tesla Motors Inc.. The employee chose to leave the then-struggling company whose chairman, he insisted, was not publicly forthright in divulging the company's shortcomings. He told me that the sales projections weren't all they were promoted to be, and there were other ethical lapses.

Flash forward to more recent times, and the electric automaker's prospects couldn't be rosier, until, of course, last week when a viral video of a Tesla Model S in flames literally caught fire online. Some insisted that the flames were fanned by the oil-driven automakers, but I found no evidence to support this allegation.

Elon Musk
Leading up to what may be a short-lived hiccup for the high-flying company and its brilliant and enigmatic founder Elon Musk, few automakers have garnered the kind of praise that
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Pitt’s reign of terror and today’s Lobby Bill


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The UK is currently debating the Transparency of Lobbying, non-Party Campaigning, and Trade Union Administration Bill. So it is worth revisiting the great battle out of which came today’s liberty to influence political debate, politicians and policy outcomes that some claim is now being put in jeopardy. Continue reading "Pitt’s reign of terror and today’s Lobby Bill"

Social media cafe Manchester – smc_mcr – logging out


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Social Media Cafe Manchester – or smc-mcr as it morphed into – came along at the right time to meet a ravenous appetite for digital communications. But now, it’s no more. I’m grateful to Tom Mason for bringing the news to my attention and for his affectionate “eulogy” to this rather modest and yet highly influential fixture in Manchester’s calendar of digital creativity. For the definitive insight into why smc_mcr is logging out, check out co-founder, Martin Bryant’s post on the smc_mcr website itself. So, what made it special? In the digital sector – one that has now become big business for learning seminars, training courses, day-long conferences, etc – smc_mcr offered collective insight from real-life practitioners (often early adopters of digital technologies and communications platforms) at no cost to the participants whatsoever. All those great brains in one room, willing to pass on their knowledge because, well, they were Continue reading "Social media cafe Manchester – smc_mcr – logging out"

SUCCESSION PLANNING: REMEMBER THE CEO JUST RENTS THE OFFICE


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In just the first few weeks of 2009, a number of corporate CEOs were sent packing. Seagate, Tyson Foods, and Borders Group were just some of the companies that announced changes at the top. Also, Apple chief Steve Jobs is taking a leave of absence for health reasons after months of speculation. More CEO changes are rumored to be on the way and may include some of the world’s leading companies.

The company’s reputation can be seriously tarnished if the succession issue is left unaddressed. For instance, commenting in his blog on the situation at Apple, New York Times business columnist Joe Nocera wrote: "The time has come for Apple's board to take control of this subject from Mr. Jobs and do the right thing by the company's investors.”

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