Social media coach Leah Jones (no relation) has instigated a very interesting discussion around an age-old PR challenge:  expectations of writers that you take on fam trips. 

Her post about blogger and new media consultant, Chris Brogan accepting a blogger relations trip to CES last year on Panasonic's dime that provided him the opportunity to meet with Sony at said event on his own time and eventually begin to consult with them recently has frothed the social media world's latte.

If you can get beyond the soap opera in the comments about whether Panasonic feels slighted or Chris crossed a line or not, there is a lesson here for us agency types.  It's just another example of how we as social media consultants need to prepare our clients for working in this new arena where the lines are blurrier by the day.