Archive | April, 2010

Labour iPhone app boosts voter contact

It looks like all reporting of new media innovation in the election campaign by the MSM is now being seen through the same yellow prism of all their other reporting i.e. look for things that make the Liberal Democrats look good/bad and get it in the paper. In the last week we’ve seen breathless reporting […]

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Business and politics don’t mix – who you trying to kid?

Tonight I went along to my very first Bootlaw event – and it was brilliant. Danvers Baillieu and Barry Vitou ran a great session on ‘Social Media Attacks’. If you’ve never been to a Bootlaw session I’d highly recommend you do. In business some people think it’s a big taboo to talk too much about […]

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Seven years today since my first blog

It was seven years ago today (on April 24, 2003) when I started my first blog. Little did I know at the time what an amazing effect it would have on my life and career. If I hadn’t started that blog I might never have started Wolfstar. It would be great to be able to […]

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Leaders’ Debate live Qik video streaming

This evening I’m at at Leaders’ Debate party with Eddie Izzard and Hilary Benn. As usual I’ll be tweeting furiously during the debate and afterwards I plan to do some immediate live video streaming interviews. You can watch them here on my Qik Live Channel: I’ll be using a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 for the […]

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PR ontology, social media, semantic web aka Web 3.0

PR ontology and the semantic web. That got your attention didn’t it? Most of you are probably think WTF? Last night I was privileged to be part of a small group of talented public relations, social media and social web analytics that met at Speed Communications (thanks to Stephen Waddington aka @wadds.) We we there […]

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Social media and YouTube to get you voting

Iain Dale and Total Politics magazine have released a cracking YouTube video of Bucks Fizz’s Eurovison winner ‘Making Your Mind Up’ to encourage people to vote. It features a host of famous political figures and celebrities including Alastair Campbell, Ann Widdicombe, Nigel Farage, Chris Mullin, Phil Willis, Peter Tatchell, Lynne Featherstone, all-party band MP4 and […]

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Vote Match from The Telegraph matches your views to party policies

The Telegraph has a great tool that enables you answer a quick quiz to assess your views on a wide range of different policies and then tells you how closely your views match those of the different political parties. It even enables you to embed it on your own website, which is what I’ve done […]

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PR Week video on Digital Economy Act

PR Week’s latest video podcast features me and Jon White from Rocket PR talking about the implications of the Digital Economy Act for the UK public relations and digital industries.

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Labour manifesto launch

Labour’s manifesto launch is a bit different to what a lot of people were expecting. Usually general election manifestos are only bought and read by real political junkies*. But the problem with that is that most people just see what the media chooses to report, they don’t actually get to see the real policies free […]

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Professional social media v. personal social media – lessons from Stuart MacLennan

Stuart MacLennan is the first candidate in the UK general election 2010 to be forced to resign / be sacked as a parliamentary candidate because of their behaviour on social media / social networks. The most interesting aspect of this to me isn’t the political one, but the professional business one. As more and more […]

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