Mystic Worlds are running a “Psychic Weekend” at Pontins in Prestatyn, North Wales from Friday 15th through to Sunday 17th March 2013.
Join Derek Acorah for a private Question & Answer session about his life and work as a Spirit Medium.
Mystic Worlds, a leading UK website offering Psychic and Paranormal events to enthusiasts and members of the public, are running a “Psychic Weekend” at Pontins in Prestatyn, North Wales from Friday 15th through to Sunday 17th March 2013.
The weekend offers a variety of readers, retail stands and treatments, and opens to the public on Friday 15th 11am – 6pm, Saturday 16th 10am – 6pm and Sunday 17th 10am – 5.30pm. On the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings there will be Clairvoyants on stage between 7.30pm and 10.15pm passing messages from the Spirit World to members of the audience.
Before Saturday’s show there is a chance for 20 people to join Derek Acorah for a private Question & Answer session about his life and work as a Spirit Medium. These limited tickets are available only from Mystic Worlds and not the venue so please see our website http://www.mystic-worlds.co.uk or call 07758485217 before they sell out!
Members of the public, Readers, Healers/Treatment providers and Retail Traders are welcome to book and join us at this event. Please call Mystic Worlds on 07758 485217 or visit http://www.mystic-worlds.co.uk for further information. Places are available now!
“Here at mystic worlds we are thrilled to have three of the UK’s best mediums including, Phil Griggs, Derek Acorah and Charlotte on stage for our weekend of mediums.” Malcolm Chambers founder of mystic worlds
“This is a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to get some hands on experience and learn from the best mediums in the UK.” Malcolm Chambers founder of mystic worlds
Don’t make a resolution just use this saying……………………..
In the last few months of 2012 my world changed with the news that my job was no more and it was time to say goodbye. The timing of this two months before Christmas and just eight months before my wedding left me feeling a blade between my shoulders and hearing the sound of the wolf at my door.
As I left a friend of mine called Tom said “you never know this could be the best day of your life so far ” simply feeling that it was nothing more than an empty expression, nothing more than a hallmark moment I headed home.
My farther once told me that life is a big wheel one moment it can be grinding you under it, but all you have to do is hang just a little and you will be riding high again.
That was eight weeks ago and how right both of those expressions are, I left and spent every waking moment searching for a new job, I pushed and chased and resisted the urge to give in and watch daytime TV.
And now as I look towards the new year I have a new role inside one of the largest medical and beauty suppliers working across marketing, PR, and sales the new year will bring a move to larger offices and the company is growing and fast past, and needs representation at trade shows, and across media platforms, it is so far from the small family run business I left.
But I have to be thankful to my wonderful fiancée for not faltering for one moment, and next year I’m lucky enough to marry the most beautiful girl and have her as my wife.
The thing I shall take from 2012 is Tom’s words “the best day of my life so far” whenever a co-workers asks me how my day is going, or if the rain is starting to get me down, or any kind of question that offered with dull undertones I simply say that this is “the best day of my life so far”.
Every year I make a resolution to get fit or stop smoking or some other fashionable trend that ends on the third week of January. Not this year for 2013 I will take Tom’s saying and make it happen everyday, no matter how small, I will count my blessings and be thankful and I will make everyday in 2013 the best day of my life so far and hope you do as well.
Happy new year everyone may everyday be the best of your life. J
“While you live tell the truth and shame the devil” The fall of journalism and the rise of Brand journalism
Brand Journalism a new hot up coming topic in the PR community and strangely enough a large part of it is coming from journalists.
In recent months the PR market has become flooded with high numbers of journalists and fresh-faced university graduates all having a degree in journalism applying to be PR industry experts.
I can see why in this day and age journalists are hoping that they can re-brand themselves as Brand Journalists and the world will be a better place for it, and they’ll feel better too.
That’s not how things work in recent times from the banking crisis to News Corp, or phone hacking , expenses scandals to the Jimmy Savile affair, many of our institutions have had bloody noses this past year or so, and it is well-known that a journalist will go to bed with the devil to get a story, rather than speak the truth.
So now the PR industry is flooded with journalist I have little confidence in people becoming ‘brand journalists’ for the simple fact that PR is not journalism. The problem is that hiring a journalist alone doesn’t make content compelling.
Who controls the message?
The fact is that the dynamics have just changed. We can all see that the media doesn’t control the message any more. We now have a complex inter-dependency between three groups: the media, institutions (e.g. businesses, government, charities) and individuals.
All of these groups create content, conversations then the content is shared and endorsed by various parties. For example, a group of people might attend an event organised by a business and tweet about it, which is also written up by a journalist and live-blogged by the brand (probably employing the journalist’s former colleague!).
We see this model in practice over and over. Whether it’s election debates, watching the X Factor or attending the a company’s product launch, these three group are almost always present, vying for attention but equally dependent on each other.
When it comes down to it, the question of brand journalism becomes irrelevant: the role of public relations is to try to marshal these three groups, measure what’s working and help various parties earn trust. It’s something we all need to work on together.
As always if you have any comments or question please leave then.
The amazing and true story of Dr John Brinkley aka the goat-gland surgeon
A doctor, surgeon, sex therapist, talk show host, broadcasting mogul, politician Dr john Brinkley was a man who built an empire on an incredible fluke and some great PR.
John Romulus Brinkley was born into extreme poverty in 1885, his early career in life started as a snake oil salesman, telegrapher and a electro magnetic quack.
He moved around and got hold of a conviction for fraud and eventually settled in Kansas with a $500 MD from the electric medical Kansas university.
After taking a job as a small town doctor one day a local farmer came to him with a low sex drive, the good doctor convinced the farmer that a transplant of a goat gland into his testicles might help the situation.
The practice of transplanting glands had become a great fad across Europe and was just starting off in the USA. The farmer came back, within a week not only had it worked, but his wife also became pregnant within a year of the operation she had given birth to a son.
He soon found he had a steady string of clients beating a path to his door, he built a custom stable and production line out the back of his house for the goats and then hit on a great PR and marketing idea.
In 1923 he set up a radio station KFKB (Kansas first Kansa best) which allowed him to be heard halfway across the atlantic, he formed partnerships with local chemists his medical question box section allowed listeners to send in with a medical question and he would recommend a cure and the nearest chemist to pick it up from.
The cures where nothing more the coloured water and he received hearty payoffs from all in his network, and his fame and fortune grew.
This just goes to prove that no matter what your story with a good PR team and marketing plan you can sell anything.
One last note on the good doctor he came into trouble with the american medical association and the federal radio regulators, his station was closed down in 1931, he ended his days in mexico with three yachts, a fleet of Cadillacs, and an estate which was home to penguins and tortoises and died in 1941.