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Steve Rubel on latest Blogspotting podcast

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October 05, 2005

Steve Rubel on latest Blogspotting podcast

Stephen Baker

I chatted the other day with Steve Rubel, the doyen of PR blogging. I Asked him point-blank if "flack" is a nasty word. You can listen in on the latest of the Blog Elite podcasts.

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Stephen Baker (Business Week) calls Steve Rubel “the doyen of PR blogging.”

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Just to be clear, there were certainly lots of PR bloggers before I came along!

Posted by: Steve Rubel at October 5, 2005 05:12 PM

doyen? No way. Poor word choice on Baker's part.

The Natterjack - Tom Murphy - is likely the doyen.

And, his "PR Opinions" carry more weight.

Rubel stated in a recent podcast that calls for transparency by PR practitioners are self-righteous. Would the "Dean" of any discipline say that? I pray not.

If Baker meant Dean, or most respected, then Edelman, Murphy and many others would fit the bill.

Rubel may be a business media darling, but no where near Dean or Doyen status.

Posted by: Robert French at October 6, 2005 01:03 AM

Stephen, it's interesting that you're calling Steve Rubel "the doyen of PR bloggers". (Steve and other PR bloggers commented on this subject on my blog.)

Maybe you can share what was the process that led you to this conclusion.

Posted by: Constantin Basturea at October 6, 2005 05:01 PM

It's probably no secret that Steve Rubel has promoted himself (ProfNet, accepting speaking engagements, etc.) as a leading blogger. Good for him. And, when 2000+ sites link to him (yes, even mine), then he can be considered something of an expert. At least, someone others are curious about.

Now, when he gets humble, that can be a bit hypocritical. But really, so what.

He is among many bloggers who can be called a doyen, dean, expert, leading, etc., etc.

For any one who blogs, there is ego involved (Some more than others. Some less.). It's Rubel's job to promote clients and help them be successful. Looks like he's doing a good job of them for himself as well.

So, stop these playground comments and blog/comment on real issues.

-- Mike

Posted by: MikeDriehorst at October 18, 2005 10:18 AM

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