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A dark day for social media

Earlier this week the horror of the death of James Foley was brought to social media. I was shocked and upset by the way social media was being used. The brutal death was brought into the homes of millions of … Continue reading

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Stand back and watch

Regular readers of my blogs will know that I am a strong advocate of the benefits of social media. I have written many times about the positive things it brings to modern life when it is used to good effect. … Continue reading

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2012: a year of crisis, social media and integrity

As we head into the last few days of 2012, I decided to review what the year looked like for me through my blog posts during the 12 months. There were three clear themes that have emerged for me throughout … Continue reading

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Who is the media manager in 2012?

I had an opportunity this week of discussing some of the key issues affecting PR and communication at the moment as part of a group of senior professionals. There were lots of interesting subjects that were debated but probably the … Continue reading

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Honesty, communication and the police

I had the opportunity in recent days to read through the Filkin report that was produced for the Metropolitan Police. It reviews the Met Police’s approach to the media and wider communication in light of the recent revelations involving senior … Continue reading

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The social media lessons of the past seven days

The past seven days have been ones that have surprised the world, and particularly people in the UK.  There have been many things that have been discussed or reviewed about recent events and this includes the role of social media … Continue reading

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Phone hacking, victims and honourable journalists

When I was training to be a journalist I was always impressed by the one lecturer who talked about his time as a News of the World journalist. He was a real character and an old school journo – but … Continue reading

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