In case you missed it, I wrapped up the news for last week over on the Wolfstar Blog, with everything from Reddit to E3 and the Daily Mail… Give it a read over here
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been researching and speaking to industry colleagues in order to create this years list of 2012 PR Graduate Schemes.
Despite growth stalling in the wider economy, it’s great to see the PR industry in rude health (judging by the number of grad schemes that is). The list is broadly the same size as previous years and as we’ve come to expect, it is predominantly made up of the larger, international agencies with London offices.
This years list makes one thing abundantly clear. Whilst final year students will be acclimatising to their most important year at university and thinking about dissertations, the race for a graduate PR job has already begun.
Last month I was lucky enough to attend Gamescom 2011 along with the rest of the Sony Ericsson XperiaTM PLAY team, to help out on the XperiaTM PLAY booth (which looked awesome!).
Being the resident Wolfstar geek (every company needs one!) means I’ve had the chance to work on the PLAY account from the start. It’s more then I ever could have hoped for on my internship year, with it being an amazingly fast paced and exciting account and totally focused around one of my own interests; the video games industry.
Whenever the topic arises in conversation, I usually get a funny look when I say I’m into gaming, People assume I must mean on the Wii playing fitness games (which admittedly I do) or on a more female orientated game like The Sims (again, guilty), so they are yet again surprised when I explain it’s more the action and shooter games that I put my hours into.
Wow, Firefox 4 downloads are already over the 1 million mark since their release this morning (22nd March).
Firefox have created a very cool site to blow their own trumpet a little, giving you live download stats worldwide (why is the whole world downloading at the same time, does no one ever sleep?) along with a counter at the bottom showing downloads per minute.
If they want to beat IE 9′s first day downloads, they will have to top 2.3 million. Since writing this post, the counter in the image is now at 1,260,845.
For another cool counter, check out Microsoft going against their own mould and creating the counter below to get users off the old, dated and downright dangerous IE6, which is undoubtedly causing a huge amount of irritation to web developers everywhere.