Tag Archives: Greater Manchester Police

A 999 call, Manchester United and a message shared

The 999 call made by someone wanting to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson attracted a lot of interest this week. It was put out by officers through the GMP Manchester North Facebook page they administer to raise awareness of the … Continue reading

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Are we forgetting young people?

I had the opportunity today (Thursday 16 January 2014) of speaking to social media apprentices at the Juice Academy. In case you are not aware of it, this is definitely something worth checking out. Run by Tangerine PR it is … Continue reading

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Festive campaigns – engaging or a waste of time?

We are rapidly hurtling towards Christmas now and it is a time when all the big brands are on a full on offensive to corner the market. This means we are facing a minute by minute barrage of festive advertising … Continue reading

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Social is the business

The use of social media within businesses is probably one of the most exciting developments in customer relations in recent years. I am now in the position where if a company is not actively using social media then I am … Continue reading

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Taking the temperature of health services

I have been interested to hear about the changes being proposed to the health service, particularly the discussion about the inspection regime. The latest details were about a task force of professionals or trained individuals who will be used to … Continue reading

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Planning or intuition?

Do we do things because we have carefully planned them? Or do we do things often because they just feel like the right thing to do? It is something that has was raised during the past week as I was … Continue reading

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Talk a good job

I had a great opportunity last week to talk about communication, social media and policing in two very different situations. The first chance was speaking to students at Rochdale Sixth Form College at a careers day both about working in … Continue reading

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Missing the middle manager

I had the opportunity this week of running two social media training sessions for managers. The sessions covered the basics of social media, the strategy, the events that have shaped the last three years and what the future could hold. … Continue reading

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What next for police and social media?

The question ‘what next for police and social media?’ was an interesting one posed to a group at the Bluelightcamp unconference that took place this weekend in Manchester. In the past three years there have been some significant developments by … Continue reading

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Reflections on #poltwt

A quite amazing thing happened on Friday 22 March that brought the law enforcement and policing community closer together. The world became a smaller place thanks to social media and a special event. But putting all the charts and graphs … Continue reading

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