Mediations will have been online for five years this week and it was great that this coincides with getting an email from Kogan Page to say that Online Public Relations has arrived from the printers. So, I am now awaiting a parcel... with an unsettling mixture of anticipation and anxiety. I am pretty sure David Phillips and I have had some good ideas over the many months it took to write the book but how many of them made it in to the final version in the way we would have wanted remains to be seen.
Anyway, as the big day approaches, I thought it would be appropriate to post my contribution to the Acknowledgments page of Online PR. As ever, there are lots of people who deserve to be here but aren't - it doesn't mean I have forgotten you! Thanks to you all.
Most of all I would like to thank David for inviting me to help with the second edition of Online PR. I have learnt more about social media from him than anyone else and am grateful for the opportunity to make a contribution to this book. I would also like to thank my Delivering the New PR friends Chris Rushton, Tom Murphy, Neville Hobson, Stuart Bruce and Elizabeth Albrycht, my EuroBlog partners Ansgar Zerfass, Swaran Sandhu and Anne-Marie Cotton, and the blogger I think has done most to help PR students, Richard Bailey. All of them exemplify my belief that the more you put into social media the more you get out of it.