Archive | June, 2012

Can CIPR Wikipedia help with a real life problem with a Wikipedia entry?

  I spent most of today providing online crisis communications training for the head of corporate communications for an overseas government regulatory authority. Coincidentally, one of the topics we covered was its Wikipedia page which is incomplete and out of date. It isn’t a commercial company and is notable enough to warrant an entry.   […]

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PR practitioners should not directly edit Wikipedia according to new CIPR guidance

I wouldn’t normally publish a news release verbatim, but this is important and I’m pushed for time this week! Disclaimer: I’m a founder member of the CIPR Social Media panel that created the new Wikipedia guidance and made a few small suggestions of my own to its development. Public relations practitioners should not directly edit […]

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Social media newsrooms workshop at CIPR Social Summer

Social media newsrooms and modernised media relations is the title of the CIPR Social Summer seminar that I’m delivering on Thursday evening. It’s at the Russell Square headquarters of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and starts at 17:00. 28 June 2012 – Social Media Newsrooms With Stuart Bruce, International Communications Consultant and Trainer at Stuart […]

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Jimmy Carr shows why it is time to publish everyone’s tax returns

A few months ago, during the furore about the tax returns of the London mayor candidates, I published a blog post saying that it’s time to publish everyone’s tax return. The current furore about the tax affairs of Jimmy Carr and Gary Barlow et al provides yet more evidence about why this would be the […]

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NeverSeconds shows why PR needs to be respected

Lots of buzz about #neverseconds and almost universal ridicule of Argyll and Bute Council’s statement (see Update Three below as the council has now unethically tried to hide its incompetence) in response. The story is that nine-year old Martha Payne has been blogging photographs of her school meals and writing about what is wrong with the meals. […]

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Map of social network use around the world

The world map of social networks is updated every six months by Vincenzo Cosenza. The latest shows that Facebook is continuing its relentless growth and dominates much of the globe. The most obvious exceptions are Russia, China and Iran. The other big two remain Twitter and LinkedIn. In Russia the top networks are Odnoklassniki and […]

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Twitter active users in Arab countries

Interesting new infographic showing the number of active Twitter users in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The most useful stats are the ones that show the percentage of population penetration as the 215,000 figure for Egypt reflects its larger population as despite the hype since the Arab Spring penetration is only 0.26%. The […]

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Diamond Jubilee social media by Clarence House

Clarence House is the official residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall – or Charles and Camilla. It’s also what they use as their social media ‘handle’. One thing that I like is that they are not just using the obvious social media channels, but are also using less well known […]

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