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New social media research infographics and data

Over the last week or so there has been another flurry of interesting new social media research published, often with the now seemingly obligatory infographic to illustrate it. The first piece that caught my eye was the UK Social Media Census 2011 commissioned by PR and corporate communications specialists Lansons Communications and carried out by […]

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UN supported international research into how FT Global 500 use social media for CSR

Last week I spoke at Wolfstar Consultancy’s Global Social Media and CSR Forum in London which was supported by the United Nations Office for Partnerships. The forum was to launch the results of our extensive international research programme examining how companies in the FTSE Global 500 use social media and social networks to support their […]

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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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PR and social media conference speaking by Stuart Bruce

Two more conference speaking gigs coming up soon. The first is the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Social Media Conference in London and the second is the Social Media in a Corporate Context Europe Conference in Amsterdam. At the CIPR Social Media Conference I’m presenting on ‘The continually evolving social world’ and will be covering […]

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Who am I? PR, public relations or social media?

Over the last few months I’ve been involved in a fair amount of navel gazing and talking to colleagues, friends and clients about quite what it is I do. The navel gazing has involved lots of reading around the internet of mainstream media articles, research reports, blog posts and presentations as well as brainstorming sessions […]

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Investor relations video goes viral – ‘A Day Made of Glass…’

Last week’s Dell B2B Social Media Huddle is part of an excellent ongoing series of events to show that social media is just as relevant in the B2B sector as it is in the higher profile B2C one. An area that gets even less attention is how social media and online PR can be relevant […]

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Who owns social media? Again.

Who owns social media? The answer is nobody, because it’s the wrong question. Or rather it’s far too simple a question. That was one reason why Benjamin Ellis ’won’ the Social Media Week debate that I took part in on ‘Who owns social media, PR, SEO, marketing, digital?‘ He won because he wasn’t trying to win it. […]

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Speaking at Reputation in Oil, Gas and Mining conference

Next month (January 20) I’m one of the speakers at Communicate magazine’s Reputation in Oil, Gas and Mining conference. It looks set to be a good conference as there are some great speakers and it comes at a time when the extraction industries are facing increasingly complex reputational issues. There have been tremendous marketing and […]

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Farnell in great B2B use of Foursquare

Checking in to the Wolfstar HQ this morning I spotted a location I hadn’t seen before – the Farnell trade counter, which is about a kilometre away. What made it stand out was that there was a little orange special logo. Farnell’s offer is that if you do ten check-ins at its Maybrook trade counter […]

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CIPR Social Summer – Social media isn’t new and PRs don’t need to be afraid

My presentation from last night’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations Social Summer series of guest conversations about social media and corporate communications: Social media isn't new, so PR people shouldn't be afraid View more presentations from stuartbruce. Next week’s is Iain Dodsworth of Tweetdeck fame.

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