Archive | 2011

Top 50 business blogs 2011 by Strategist News

Top 50 business blogs 2011 by Strategist News

PR people and bloggers love lists and A PR Guy’s Musings is listed on a good few public relations and business blog rankings. But, I’m actually quite pleased to be on this new ‘Best Business Blogs 2011 list from Strategist News. Pleased because it has helped me to discover some interesting new business and corporate […]

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State of Social Report 2011 by Econsultancy

State of Social Report 2011 by Econsultancy

Today Econsultancy published its new State of Social Report 2011. It make interesting reading. Thanks to Econsultancy I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview and was able to provide some comments on its findings. I’ve published my comments at the end of this report, but if you’re responsible for any aspect of social […]

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Greg Hands MP and Michael Dugher MP on the etiquette of Twitter

Greg Hands MP and Michael Dugher MP on the etiquette of Twitter

In this morning’s round-up of the Hansard Society roundtable on social media campaigning I wrote about the ‘lack of understanding and expertise in new social media channels.’ I didn’t realise at the time that Tory MP Greg Hands was providing us with a text book example that very morning. Much of today’s political Twitter conversation […]

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Amazing new social network

Amazing new social network

via The Wall Blog

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Social media campaigning in Westminster

Social media campaigning in Westminster

Building an effective social media campaign was the theme of a Hansard Society and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) roundtable I attended in Portcullis House at Westminster last week. It was a two part event with the first half consisting of campaign ‘insiders’ and the second of campaign ‘observers’. The first half was chaired […]

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Lobbying is helping a boy to get a puppy

Lobbying is helping a boy to get a puppy

Billy wants a puppy so he has to lobby his parents. Hill & Knowlton in Canada the USA has put this promotional video together to help demonstrate the positive side of public affairs and lobbying – how experts can help you communicate with government.

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Corporate affairs is gaining in influence and should never report to marketing

Corporate affairs is gaining in influence and should never report to marketing

Just catching up on last week’s PRWeek and Danny Rogers, editor-in-chief of Brand Republic’s marketing titles, wrote a great op-ed on the growing importance of corporate affairs directors. A top corporate headhunter told me this week that corporate affairs directors had, without doubt, gained in influence compared with marketing directors over the past few years. […]

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Usage of Social Apps - iPhone vs. Android infographic

Usage of Social Apps – iPhone vs. Android infographic

Onavo is a great app that I’ve been using on my phone (HTC Desire HD) for a while now. It monitors the data usage of different apps and warns you of ‘rogue’ apps. It has used the data it has collected (anonymously) to create an infographic to show how iPhone and Android users differ in […]

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Making negative comments on social media sites will get you fired–Crisp v Apple

Making negative comments on social media sites will get you fired–Crisp v Apple

People Management reports on a recent employment tribunal case in favour of Apple Retail, when it ruled that Apple was right to dismiss an employee who had posted negative comments about Apple on Facebook. The employee’s defence was that the derogatory statements were private as they were on a private Facebook page and furthermore were […]

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Social media world in statistics

Social media world in statistics

Another day, another social media infographic. Not convinced that there is anything useful to learn from this one from Social Bakers, apart from the fact that some people still need ‘big numbers’ to help convince sceptical CEOs, c-suite and board directors that they need to do something about this ‘social media’ thing.

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