Archive | April, 2012

Good crisis communications–99p Stores CEO turns tables on BBC Watchdog

Good crisis communications–99p Stores CEO turns tables on BBC Watchdog

I try not to watch BBC Watchdog as it tends to annoy me with its fake concern for consumers, when it’s just making cheap ‘shock’ TV. But I’m glad I caught last Thursday’s as it contained a brilliant performance by Hussein Lalani, the entrepreneurial CEO of a family owned retail business. The 99p Stores is […]

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FT Global 500 companies still digitally challenged

New research reveals that many FT Global 500 companies are still failing to manage their digital strategies effectively. The sixth annual FT Bowen Craggs Index shows that an alarming number of companies still don’t understand that the corporate website is now one of the most effective communications channels that a company owns. The research also […]

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Most influential UK PR, social, SEO, marketing blogs

Most influential UK PR, social, SEO, marketing blogs

Today marketing automation software provider Eloqua released a UK edition of its ‘Blog Tree’ infographic of the most influential blogs in PR, social, SEO, marketing, tech, start-up and design. And this little, old blog of mine is right there near the top of the tree as one of the top three PR blogs and one […]

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Ewan MacColl The Manchester Rambler

Ewan MacColl The Manchester Rambler

Such an evocative song and even more amazing when you consider Ewan MacColl was just 17 when he wrote it for the mass trespass of Kinder Scout on April 24, 1932 – 80 years ago today. My four year old daughter loves singing it.

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Speaking at SAScon | Search–Analytics–Social Media conference

Speaking at SAScon | Search–Analytics–Social Media conference

I’m delighted to be once again one of the speakers at the excellent SAScon Search – Analytics – Social Media conference. I’m going to be talking about ‘Social Commerce – Show Me the Money’. It promises some great content with lots to learn and some excellent networking opportunities. One of the keynote speakers is Bruce […]

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CIPRTV special on new UK public affairs lobbying register consultation

If like me you missed this week’s CIPRTV on the UK Cabinet Office’s proposals to introduce a Statutory Register of Lobbyists then it’s well worth catching up with it here: It’s presented by Russell Goldsmith of Marketiersdc and guests are Iain Anderson, of Cicero Consulting and Tamasin Cave, director of Spinwatch and leader of the […]

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Social media crisis comms–outflanking the Sunday Times

Social media crisis comms–outflanking the Sunday Times

When I’m doing online PR and social media training and communications consultancy I usually spend a lot of time on crisis communications looking at how it has and hasn’t changed because of the rise of social media. This weekend saw a classic case of how a smart PR operator can outflank one of the world’s biggest […]

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