Archive | 2012

The perfect Twitter client

The perfect Twitter client

Neville Hobson has an interesting post on the latest iteration of TweetDeck. Like Neville I was an original TweetDeck fan, in fact we were probably both amongst the first to use it after Ian Dodsworth launched it. When Twitter acquired TweetDeck and re-launched it I continued to use the original Adobe Air version for a […]

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Share This Too: Social media for PR professionals

Share This Too: Social media for PR professionals

Earlier this year I was one of several contributors to the ‘best-selling’ PR book Share This: The Social Media Handbook for PR Professionals. It was published by Wiley in July and on pre-sales alone became a best-selling PR book on Amazon (which admittedly doesn’t require huge volumes of sales!) Despite the breadth of is content […]

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Online PR conference speaking

Online PR conference speaking

A couple of weeks ago I spoke at the Share This: CIPR Social Media Conference 2012 and I have got a few more speaking gigs coming up later this year. It is great to see quite a few friends and acquaintances also speaking at some of them. Social Media in a Corporate Context 2012 This […]

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Communications lessons from London Olympics 2012

Last week I attended a fantastic conference organised by Communicate magazine on the communications lessons from the 2012 Olympics. I tweeted quite a bit of it so pulled together some of my tweets along with tweets by other delegates and speakers into a quick Storify of the #CommsLegacy conference. [<a href=”http://storify.com/stuartbruce/communications-lessons-from-the-london-2012-olympi” target=”_blank”>View the story “Communications […]

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European Communication Monitor 2012

The European Communication Monitor 2012 has just been published. It is the largest transnational survey on strategic communication worldwide and almost 2,200 professionals from 42 countries participated. I haven’t had time to study it in-depth yet (the full report weighs in at 121 pages), as it is important to understand that this isn’t some light-weight […]

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Working from home and gorging on cheese from the fridge

Working from home and gorging on cheese from the fridge

After a year working from home again, and occasionally enjoying cheese and biscuits for lunch, I thought I’d share some thoughts about the experience.  Both myself and Karen my wife work mainly from home. I’m a PR trainer and consultant, specialising in digital corporate communications, online PR and digital public affairs while Karen is a […]

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Commschat on CIPR Wikipedia guidance

I missed last night’s #commschat with Philip Sheldrake on the Wikipedia guidance that was published by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) last week. I think the CIPR guidance is a great first step and is currently the best way for public relations professionals to engage with Wikipedia on behalf of clients and employers. […]

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Twitter Transparency Report reveals US government is top demander of private information

The Twitter Transparency Report published today reveals that the US government has made more demands that Twitter hands over private information about users than every other government combined. The US government has made 679 ‘User Information Requests’ of which Twitter has provided some or all of the information demanded in an astonishing 75% of cases. […]

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Social media newsrooms at CIPR Social Summer

Social media newsrooms at CIPR Social Summer

Social media newsrooms and modernised media relations was the topic of my workshop last night at the latest Chartered Institute of Public Relations Social Summer. When the alternative was enjoying some rare summer sun I was delighted that so many PR and corporate communications people turned out. More than 50 signed up,which I think is […]

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

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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