Archive | 2008

Don’t Panic Guide to Social Media

The Don’t Panic Guide to Social Media conference is having another outing and I’m on the bill: The Don’t Panic Guide to Social Media takes place at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Friday 5 December and will examine the…

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Thank you and congratulations to the Wolfstar team

Apologies, but this is a 100% self promotional post to say thank you to our great team that has just helped Wolfstar to win the Outstanding Small Consultancy Award in the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire PRide Awards. I’m delighted that the…

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One more day to help Barack

It’s the final countdown and time for a totally partisan political post. This is a please to my many American friends to get out and vote for Barack Obama. It’s also a please to my friends around the world to…

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How web 2.0 and politics interact with social media and business

I’ve spotted a couple of interest titbits that help illustrate how what is happening in social media and web 2.0 is changing the way we conduct and experience politics and business. The first is “Web Puts Dog-Whistle Politics on a…

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The Economist Seventh Annual Innovation Summit – CoverItLive

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Best viral campaign video ever….

This is without doubt the best viral campaign video I’ve ever seen. Fantastic, Brilliant, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

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George Osborne and Peter Mandelson, innocent victims of gutter journalism

How depressing it is to see the UK media yet again focusing on minor gossip and tittle tattle rather than the major policy issues of the day. It is disgraceful how it is hounding George Osborne over what is essentially…

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Excellent customer service – and the worst!

If you book an airport hotel and accidentally select 2009 instead of 2008 then it is definitely your fault. When you arrive and the reception is very busy with people who want rooms, but can’t have them as the hotel…

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Here’s how you can vote in the US election

Thanks to The Economist the whole world can rightly have its vote on who should be president of the world’s global super power. Unfortunately it won’t count in the real thing, but it’s fascinating to see what the world really…

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I knew children as props was the wrong line

Yesterday I winced as Gordon Brown came out with his line about children as props. I winced because it is ridiculous in 2008 to think you can keep your family secret – protect them yes, hide them no. My family…

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