Archive | Politics RSS feed for this section

Vote Match from The Telegraph matches your views to party policies

The Telegraph has a great tool that enables you answer a quick quiz to assess your views on a wide range of different policies and then tells you how closely your views match those of the different political parties. It even enables you to embed it on your own website, which is what I’ve done […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

Professional social media v. personal social media – lessons from Stuart MacLennan

Stuart MacLennan is the first candidate in the UK general election 2010 to be forced to resign / be sacked as a parliamentary candidate because of their behaviour on social media / social networks. The most interesting aspect of this to me isn’t the political one, but the professional business one. As more and more […]

Read full story Comments { 4 }

You’ve got to vote

Today our Prime Minister Gordon Brown will visit the Queen and ask to dissolve Parliament thus firing the starting gun for a General Election on Thursday May 6. LISTEN UP, YES THAT’S YOU I’M TALKING TO. I’m not sorry for shouting, this is important. In Britain people have died to ensure that you have a […]

Read full story Comments { 13 }

Nicholas Winterton makes a hash of defending first class rail travel for MPs

If there’s ever a case of ‘it’s time to stop talking’ it was Sir Nicholas Winterton on BBC Radio 5. Sir Nicholas was being questioned about MPs being prevented from travelling first class and and came out with the outrageous claim that ‘someone in standard class has a totally different outlook on life.’ Instead of […]

Read full story Comments { 3 }

Social networks manager for Obama could be you

Organizing for America (the successor organisation to Obama for America) and the Democratic National Committee are recruiting a new social networks manager.The new recruit will be responsible for maintaining the Democratic Party and Organizing for America accounts on all social networks (such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace accounts, etc.) The Wall Street Journal reports that […]

Read full story Comments { 8 }

Stuart Bruce’s top 10 PR blog posts of 2009

In case you missed them, here are the 10 most popular public relations posts from my blog in 2009. Seven of them got most of their traffic from referrals (Twitter, blog posts, Facebook, email etc) and three of them from simple search – the National Express, Obama and social media research statistics ones. National Express […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Why openupnow’s open primaries won’t work

Openupnow.org is yet another organisation that has jumped on the current political bandwagon for open primaries.It looks a great campaign, but… and it’s a very big but, it’s very badly thought out. The idea of open primaries is very seductive, emotionally I think they are brilliant. The open primaries between Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton, […]

Read full story Comments { 3 }

David Cameron admits the truth via Speechbreaker

As the UK general election gets closer we’re beginning to see some interesting things happening online. Speechbreaker was put together for the Liberal Democrats, which is why you can use it to make David Cameron or Gordon Brown say all sorts of amusing things, but you can only get Nick Clegg to say ‘Choose the […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

Labour Party conference 2009 #lab09

I’ve only missed one Labour Party conference in about the last 14 years. This year however I’m only there for one day as I need to stay in Leeds to help my wife who is the final week of the selection contest to choose the prospective Parliamentary candidate for Elmet and Rothwell. My flying visit […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Why the BNP needs the ‘oxygen of publicity’ – to choke itself

This morning I provided PR Week with a quote about the BBC’s decision to allow the BNP’s Nick Griffin to appear on Question Time. My full comment was: I don’t think it’s just a publicity stunt for the BBC. It’s not a question of if it is a good move, it was the only move […]

Read full story Comments { 4 }