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Edelman Capital Staffers Index 2011

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

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

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 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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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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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

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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