This just in from our affiliate at the Islamic Republic News Agency....
TEHRAN -- At the opening ceremony of the first national conference on "Communication and Public Relations” here today, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, lauded the "significant role" of PR in government. Ahmadinejad also praised the communications sector for their many achievements in the last few years characterizing it as “a source of national honor.”
Ahmadinejad said, “It is the duty of public relations departments to win trust of people in the construction of the country.” Alternatively he said, “If human beings are deprived of communications, they turn into solid objects.”
In a gesture of unity with the PR practitioners in attendance, Ahmadinejad went on to say that "If the public relations departments were able to accomplish their task, the spreading of fabricated news would be reduced."
As Ahmadinejad concluded his remarks, he then displayed his now renowned smirk and added, “True criticism of the government would lead to improvement of duties and tasks shouldered by state officials.”
LONDON -- UK-based media consulting firm, Elemental Communications, has appointed Irene Jarvis as account manager. In her new role Jarvis will work with a range of B2B and B2C clients. She will be primarily responsible for maintaining the firm's website and client media centre, as well as assisting clients with new media initiatives.
Tim Gibbon, director at Elemental Communications said, “Now mainstream media is starting to pick up on the importance of social media, we are seeing heightened interest from clients to reach and engage their audiences via these new channels. However, although these terms are new, many of the disciplines to connect and interact with the new mediums are not. We are finding it challenging to source talent with both traditional campaign project experience, as well as new media expertise. Jarvis is particularly skilled for today’s media landscape."
Jarvis will be working with clients such as content management system and software company Modera, car tuning business tune-tec, design and development agency on-IDLE and legal business specialist company vLegal.
Elemental is well-known for integrating traditional communications into digital channels such as online PR, news engine SEO, social media marketing and viral marketing to deliver seamless campaigns. For more information, see http://www.elementalcomms.co.uk.
CORRECTION: The photo above is not that of Irene Jarvis. Regrettably, in our haste to break this story, we apparently dropped the ball. Pictured above is frequent conference attendee and irascible blog futz bucket and buttinsky, Jeff Jarvis. We apologize for the mix up.
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