Archive | August, 2011

Twitter seeks PR help

Twitter seeks PR help

Irina Slutsky of AdAge reports that Twitter is looking for a New York, and maybe London, PR consultancy to support its growth. According to AdAge Twitter is ‘already in talks with a mix of large and small PR firms’. The search is being led by Sean Garrrett, Twitter’s VP-communications, who joined Twitter last year from […]

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Mobile gaming by numbers infographic

Mobile gaming by numbers infographic

Missed this when it first came out, but it seems pertinent when so many people on Twitter are talking about Gamescom. It’s an infographic that provides a good round-up of the numbers and size of the mobile gaming market. One thing that I like about it is that Geekaphone actually lists the sources of the […]

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Social Media Club fifth anniversary infographic

Social Media Club fifth anniversary infographic

Five years ago today the Social Media Club was set-up and as is par for the course these days there is an infographic charting its history. Although I was there in the early days I’ve got to confess I’ve not been too involved in any of its events or chapters. What I did really appreciate […]

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PRCA and Meltwater defend internet freedom–open letter to UK MPs

PRCA and Meltwater defend internet freedom–open letter to UK MPs

Dear Alec I am writing to you asking for your help as a concerned constituent following the Court of Appeal’s decision on the 27 July regarding ‘temporary copying’. The decision means that millions of UK citizens will unwittingly be infringing copyright as they surf the Internet. This situation has arisen as a result of a […]

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Facebook enables comments on pharma pages

Facebook enables comments on pharma pages

Pharmaceutical companies with Facebook pages were until today in the privileged position of being totally in control of their pages with users unable to post comments on their walls. Today, Facebook rescinded this privilege and turned comments on. The previous policy gave the pharmaceutical industry a degree of protection not afforded to companies in other […]

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PR winners and losers–August 14

PR winners and losers–August 14

PR winners and losers is a couple of days late this week, not good for its second outing, but my take this week is: PR Winner Greater Manchester Police is this week’s PR winner for its excellent use of social media that demonstrate how social media and social networks can be a greater force for […]

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Social media map infographic

Social media map infographic

The plethora of social media and social network platforms out there sometimes makes it difficult to keep up with them all, which is where Overdrive Interactive’s social media map should come in useful. Unfortunately, while it’s a good starter, it misses out too many sites and platforms to make it truly useful. For example under […]

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@gmpolice Twitter

Greater Manchester Police @gmpolice Twitter gaffe and apology

Greater Manchester Police is one of the public sector organisations that is leading the way in its use of social media. But, if you’re at the forefront of new innovations it’s inevitable that you’ll make the occasional mistake. And that is what happened to Greater Manchester Police this morning. For the last few day it […]

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Klout topic pages

Klout adds topic pages – as preview perk for influential users

Another day, another new announcement from Klout. This time it’s topic pages: Topic pages on Klout are coming! Dig deeper into topics, see the top influencers, the most influential content, and the latest activity around topics. Klout topic pages launch in September, but only for selected news – Klout is treating the preview as a […]

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A Framework for Social Analytics

A Framework for Social Analytics research report

Altimeter Group produces some great research and it’s latest research report makes great reading. The Framework for Social Analytics research report was published yesterday and tackles that frequently asked question ‘What is the ROI of social media?’ Now we all know that’s an impossible question to answer truthfully, but this report provides a framework and […]

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