Archive | 2012

Russian Embassy DigitalBBQ Storify

Round up of last night’s Digital Barbecue at the Russian Embassy (ambassador’s residence). [View the story "Russian Embassy DigitalBBQ 2012" on Storify]

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Top in-house PRs on Holmes Report Influencer 100 list

Top in-house PRs on Holmes Report Influencer 100 list

The Holmes Report has just published the latest edition of The Influence 100 list of the world’s most important in-house communicators which I blogged about last year when the first list came out. As you’d expect all those who responded to the survey are responsible for hiring and firing public relations consultancies. The number responsible […]

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My problems with EE

My problems with EE

I’ve deliberately refrained from blogging about the problems I’ve been having with EE and T-mobile over the last week as I’m uncomfortable with the concept of using my ‘online influencer’ status to get customer service problems fixed. But this post by Andrew Grill has prompted me into changing my mind and finishing a post that […]

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Why Facebook matters for UK politicians

Why Facebook matters for UK politicians

You still meet many politicians who are sceptical about the value of Facebook. A familiar story is that they are too busy in their day-to-day life as a local councillor doing case work, attending community meetings, leafleting and door knocking to bother with Facebook. Many also see Facebook as being for young people and they […]

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Leveson PR and social media implications

Just to demonstrate that it is old media that still rules Leveson has only made advance copies of his report available to mainstream media. So I’m writing this as the minutes countdown to its release without the benefit of actually knowing what is in it. Two of my questions are around its implications for both […]

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Analysis of Rotherham by-election and foster parents news on Twitter

Analysis of Rotherham by-election and foster parents news on Twitter

An analysis of recent tweets mentioning the word Rotherham throws up some interesting results. The first graph looks at the ‘level of buzz’ on different days and perhaps not surprisingly the top day was November 25, the day after the news came out that social workers at Rotherham council had removed three children from their […]

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TweetLevel for PR, public affairs and corporate communications

TweetLevel for PR, public affairs and corporate communications

There are a lot of Twitter analysis, influence, measurement and evaluation tools. A lot! However, for PR and corporate communications professionals TweetLevel from Edelman is definitely worth a look and there is new version just released. For a start it is designed by people who really understand public relations, corporate communications, public affairs and the relationship […]

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Lifehacker’s “50 free apps we’re most thankful for”

Lifehacker’s “50 free apps we’re most thankful for”

Lifehacker has published a list of the “50 free apps we’re most thankful for”. It’s actually quite a good list and I use and am fan of many of them. I’ve taken the list and annotated with my thoughts on what is good and what isn’t. Many of them are really useful, if not essential […]

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The Stuart Bruce Daily via Paper.li

The Stuart Bruce Daily via Paper.li

I’ve been publishing The Stuart Bruce Daily using paper.li for a while and it has never been something that I’ve put a great deal of effort into. In fact it always felt a bit ‘spammy’ to me and I often thought about stopping it. The reason I kept it going is that it does seem […]

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Google launches campaign to increase Arabic web content

Google launches campaign to increase Arabic web content

Google has announced a new initiative to increase the amount of Arabic content online. Arabic content makes up just three per cent of the total digital content online, yet Arabic speakers make up more than five per cent of the global population. Google’s 30 day Arabic Web Days initiative in the Middle East and North […]

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