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Bell Pottinger Uzbekistan: a maelstrom in a teacup?

Bell Pottinger Uzbekistan: a maelstrom in a teacup?

It seems a month can’t go by without Bell Pottinger, the UK’s self-styled ‘leading’ lobbying company, embroiling itself in a scandal. Today’s Independent article has certainly sparked off a plethora of criticism and commentary, much of it ill-informed and ill-conceived. It’s important to try and separate fact from fiction and cut through the spin on […]

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Future Digital Strategies Summit

Future Digital Strategies Summit

On Tuesday I’m speaking at the Future Social Media Strategies day of the Future Digital Strategies Summit in London. My slot is in the ‘Building the business case for social media’ session alongside speakers from Expedia and Paddy Power. My topic is ‘How I see it… 10 steps to securing management buy-in’. I’ve got an […]

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Social business consultants – the Emperor’s new clothes

Is social business the new badge for the social media expert? Judging by some of the events I’ve attended and an increasing number of blog posts I’ve read recently it could well be. Let’s start off with the fact that it’s yet another ‘social’ term that’s been stolen by those who appear to think the […]

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