Inside PR is a “weekly Canadian public relations podcast hosted by Terry Fallis and David Jones (PRWorks).” Terry and David are from the Thornley Fallis group of companies, “Terry and David are President and Vice-President respectively” of Thornley Fallis Communications.From Toronto, and Ottawa, welcome a new PR podcast to your iPod or computer.
In the podcast, Terry and David state that this is not their company’s podcast, although they may discuss clients from time to time. Rather, it is two people with an interest, or a passion, for PR. They are stepping out to speak up and “take a look under the hood of the PR world, and ultimately to help redeem our profession.” The conversation goes on to discuss PR’s reputation problems.
Joseph Thornley, their boss, saluted the launch at his blog, ProPR. Both practitioners, Terry and David, bring a combined 33 years of PR experience to the microphone.
The first podcast includes a discussion of PR’s reputation, media training, and how several firms have teamed up to form the Canadian Council of Public Relations Firms (CCPRF). From an initial group of four agencies, the CCPRF now has thirteen or fourteen participating firms. And, the part I loved the most, the group is working with universities in their area to see how they may address PR issues and concerns – the future of PR – together. Bravo!
Terry and David also discussed the upcoming event – Mesh, billed as Canada’s Web 2.0 conference. Overall, their first effort is a good introduction of the hosts and gives you a good idea of their interests and personalities.
I wish Terry and David the best in their new endeavor. I’ll be listening each week. You should check out the podcast, too. Students, crank up your iPods. I think these guys have a bright future in podcasting. The first podcast was enjoyable and quite well produced, too. It lasted about 36 minutes. Since I was multi-tasking, I even listened twice. 🙂
Congratulations on a good launch, gentlemen.
Dedicated to best PR practices, practitioners and building the ideal PR firm. Authored by Joseph Thornley, CEO of the Thornley Fallis Group.
PR Works (www.prworks.ca)
David Jones explores working in and on the PR industry from a Canadian perspective.
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