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UK coalition government mind map infographic

To mark the first two years of the UK’s Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government the bright folks at Insight Public Affairs have put together a great mind map infographic of the policy issues. Insight has mapped out the: ‘headline policy drivers spanning: the economy; public service reform; localism; welfare reform; and, the international agenda.’ The mind […]

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Looking forward to 2012

In my personal reflections on 2011 blog post I promised/threatened to write a post about my professional plans and hopes for 2012. If 2011 was the year that I decided to pursue a portfolio career, then 2012 will have to be the year that brings it all together. Client / PR agency online PR and […]

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A reflection on 2011

This year has been one of the most tumultuous ever for me. It has had its highs and its lows. It has seen me make momentous decisions that have changed my life for the better. The year started with several discussions with companies that were interested in acquiring or investing in Wolfstar. For a variety […]

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Edelman Capital Staffers Index 2011

Edelman and StrategyOne, its global public affairs team, has just released the 2011 Capital Staffers Index which ‘analyses top trends in global public affairs and communications.’ It’s the third such annual report and is based on interviews with more than 500 senior staffers (legislative directors and above – not sure what job title this translates […]

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State of Social Report 2011 by Econsultancy

Today Econsultancy published its new State of Social Report 2011. It make interesting reading. Thanks to Econsultancy I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview and was able to provide some comments on its findings. I’ve published my comments at the end of this report, but if you’re responsible for any aspect of social […]

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Corporate affairs is gaining in influence and should never report to marketing

Just catching up on last week’s PRWeek and Danny Rogers, editor-in-chief of Brand Republic’s marketing titles, wrote a great op-ed on the growing importance of corporate affairs directors. A top corporate headhunter told me this week that corporate affairs directors had, without doubt, gained in influence compared with marketing directors over the past few years. […]

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The 100 most important in-house communicators in the world

The Holmes Report has researched an interesting list of the 100 Most Important In-house Communicators in the World. It is a fascinating compilation of 100 of the most senior corporate communications professionals in some of the world’s largest companies who are responsible for the reputation management of some enviable and challenging brands. It’s also released […]

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Twitter seeks PR help

Irina Slutsky of AdAge reports that Twitter is looking for a New York, and maybe London, PR consultancy to support its growth. According to AdAge Twitter is ‘already in talks with a mix of large and small PR firms’. The search is being led by Sean Garrrett, Twitter’s VP-communications, who joined Twitter last year from […]

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New Klout social networks

Are new Klout connected social networks a dilution?

Klout has today added five new networks that you can connect to your Klout account to improve your Klout score. The five new social networks are Instagram, Tumblr, Blogger, Last.fm and Flickr. Coming soon are Facebook pages, Quora, Yelp, Posterous and WordPress.com.   On the face of it this is a good thing, but I’m […]

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Microsoft extends software donations to not-for-profit organisations

Microsoft has announced an extension of its software donations programme that is designed to give not-for-profit organisations access to its software including Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Sharepoint 2010. It has added three new categories of nonprofit organisation including amateur sports and recreational organizations, which I’m guessing means all the small community […]

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