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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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Stuart Bruce speaks for Wolfstar at PR Week and Communicate conferences

Tomorrow, I’m speaking at two public relations conferences. The first is the PR Week PR and Digital Media 2010 conference and the second is Communicate’s Reputation on Financial Services. At the PR Week conference I’m on an expert panel called ‘Ask The Experts What Not To Do In Social Media: Brand Surgery Tips and Tricks.’ […]

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Can PR survive competition from management consultancies?

The news that renowned management consultancy McKinsey is to start counselling its clients on social media should send a shiver down the spines of public relations and corporate communications consultancies. McKinsey has partnered with Nielsen BuzzMetrics to form NM Incite, a social media consultancy. The new company claims it will ‘help businesses harness the full […]

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Social media newsroom X Factor at Communicate corporate communications conference

I attended Communicate Magazine’s Social Media in a Corporate Context conference last week and sat on the ‘judging’ panel for a session which aimed to examine social media newsrooms in the style of an X Factor audition. The other ‘judges’ were Ruth Sunderland (Business Editor of The Observer) and Sam Proctor (Director of Emerging Media, […]

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