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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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Twitter seeks PR help

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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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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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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Caveman uses email

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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