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Who is winning the UK political social media battle?

Meltwater and The Holmes Report have created an infographic of the UK’s political social media scene. The report focuses on the volume and sentiment of online buzz for David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband, from May to September of this year, searching through more than 200 million sources to provide insight into the popularity […]

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Social media in UK politics infographic

Yatterbox, the University of York spin-out start-up that archives UK and US social media output, has released this infographic of social media in UK politics.

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Liam Fox and Adam Werritty put lobbying back on the agenda

The Liam Fox and Adam Werritty saga has absolutely nothing to do with legitimate public affairs practice, but unfortunately it has served to put lobbying firmly back in the media and political spotlight. Today’s Guardian has an interesting article that analyses the coalition government’s meetings with external representatives in the first 10 months of coming […]

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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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Public affairs and social media on CIPR TV and training webinar

Public affairs and social media is very much on the agenda for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) at the moment with both a CIPR TV special and a training webinar on public affairs and social media.   Firstly, this Thursday (October 6) at 17:00 there is a special public affairs double bill on […]

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Social media use around the world

New research by Insites Consulting has revealed a wealth of fascinating statistics about social media use around the world: 347 million or 73% of European Internet users use social networks 50% of social network users are connected to brands People become a fan on Facebook because they like the product, not because of the advertising […]

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Social Media Club fifth anniversary infographic

Five years ago today the Social Media Club was set-up and as is par for the course these days there is an infographic charting its history. Although I was there in the early days I’ve got to confess I’ve not been too involved in any of its events or chapters. What I did really appreciate […]

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PR winners and losers–August 14

PR winners and losers is a couple of days late this week, not good for its second outing, but my take this week is: PR Winner Greater Manchester Police is this week’s PR winner for its excellent use of social media that demonstrate how social media and social networks can be a greater force for […]

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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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Greater Manchester Police @gmpolice Twitter gaffe and apology

Greater Manchester Police is one of the public sector organisations that is leading the way in its use of social media. But, if you’re at the forefront of new innovations it’s inevitable that you’ll make the occasional mistake. And that is what happened to Greater Manchester Police this morning. For the last few day it […]

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