esPResso’s Chris Cooke has been a publisher, editor and journalist for over fifteen years. He runs UnLimited Media, and publishes music business news service CMU and Edinburgh Festival reviews publication ThreeWeeks. He also provides creative, training and consulting services to the media, music and communication sectors.

Chris is a leading expert on the media and communication industries, and here shares his insights and opinions on current trends and developments.

In Focus: Photography thoughts from Edinburgh

In Focus: Photography thoughts from Edinburgh

16 August 2012

I'm currently at the Edinburgh Festival, the world's biggest cultural event, where I co-publish one of the main review media,...

In Focus: Some Leveson thoughts

In Focus: Some Leveson thoughts

8 February 2012

So, I finally got round to watching some of the evidence statements given to the Leveson Inquiry into press ethics...

In Focus: What’s in a name?

In Focus: What's in a name?

11 November 2011

esPResso's Chris Cooke wonders if the PR industry needs a new name - one that everyone would use. So, when someone...

In Focus: Love print, but rate digital too

In Focus: Love print, but rate digital too

18 September 2011

esPResso's Chris Cooke says that, while he loves print media as much as anyone, in corporate communication terms, often...

In Focus: Who are the real reputation managers?

In Focus: Who are the real reputation managers?

14 June 2011

Chris Cooke fears the recent super-injunction decable could threaten the reputation of everyone who works in managing reptuation. So, super-injunctions have...

In Focus: Make it brief please

In Focus: Make it brief please

7 April 2011

esPResso's Chris Cooke thinks all communicators, whether in advertising, marketing or PR, need to learn to get to the...

In Focus: What PR people can learn from Wikipedia

In Focus: What PR people can learn from Wikipedia

10 February 2011

esPResso's Chris Cooke reckons media relations people should look to Wikipedia for inspiration when writing those all important...

In Focus: Give the people what they want?

In Focus: Give the people what they want?

8 December 2010

esPResso's media expert Chris Cooke wonders how much attention editors should give to their Google Analytics... Have you ever spent some...

In Focus: The power of the retweet

In Focus: The power of the retweet

9 November 2010

esPResso's Chris Cooke on why Facebook and Twitter are game changing, and on the importance of the 'retweet' in enhancing...

In Focus: Will Rupert Murdoch’s subscription experiment work?

In Focus: Will Rupert Murdoch's subscription experiment work?

12 October 2010

esPResso's Chris Cooke on the future of newspapers. The Times is now behind a paywall and the News Of...