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Public Affairs: Soap Box | PRWeek

Public Affairs: Soap Box | PRWeek

This week’s PRWeek Public Affairs: Soap Box is a short op-ed by me on the importance of social media to public affairs professionals. This is the original piece, before I edited it down to fit PRWeek’s word count. As party conference season ends we’ve seen how all of the political parties have enthusiastically adopted social […]

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Social media policy video from Australian government department

Social media policy video from Australian government department

Over the last six years I’ve worked on developing a lot of social media policies – for multinational companies, large and small UK companies, public sector and voluntary/not-for-profit organisations – but I’ve got to confess this is the best idea I’ve seen so far. It’s one of those killer ‘wish I’d thought of that’ moments: […]

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Facebook enables comments on pharma pages

Facebook enables comments on pharma pages

Pharmaceutical companies with Facebook pages were until today in the privileged position of being totally in control of their pages with users unable to post comments on their walls. Today, Facebook rescinded this privilege and turned comments on. The previous policy gave the pharmaceutical industry a degree of protection not afforded to companies in other […]

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Social media map infographic

Social media map infographic

The plethora of social media and social network platforms out there sometimes makes it difficult to keep up with them all, which is where Overdrive Interactive’s social media map should come in useful. Unfortunately, while it’s a good starter, it misses out too many sites and platforms to make it truly useful. For example under […]

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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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The real social network experts are elephants

We’re recently back from an unforgettable three weeks in Sri Lanka where we were lucky enough to see wild Asian elephants close-up in their natural habitat. That’s why I was fascinated to see (via the Daily Mail!) some new research that shows that elephants have larger social networks of ‘friends’ than scientists previously thought. Previous […]

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