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Possibly a Merry Christmas?

Tis the season to be spending, to be online shopping and to be demanding of the service industry. In December the focus is on buying presents, going on Christmas outings and preparing for the festivities. When we do that it … 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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So what have we learned from the second police Twitter day?

The first global law enforcement Twitter day took place in March this year and around nine months later we were doing it all again. Statistics showed there was significant interest in the first one and around 200 officers and police … Continue reading

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What stops companies from using social media?

What stops us doing things? What is it that means we say ‘I don’t think that is a sensible way forward’? How can we overcome these barriers? I have had a chance to speak to some teenagers about their use … Continue reading

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Does social media bring happiness?

Some people will be aware that I have been taking part in an online course about social psychology run through the brilliant Coursera service. It has been an amazing experience and my first of taking part in a MOOC (massive … Continue reading

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24 hour offline sickness

I have been offline for about 24 hours as I was ill with some kind of virus. It meant I was unable to do anything other than sleep and be sick. I am feeling better now but it made me … Continue reading

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Positive impressions

I am part way through a fascinating course about social psychology which has already given me a lot to think about. (Thanks to Coursera and Professor Scott Plous of Wesleyan University) One of the more interesting aspects has been research … Continue reading

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Social: force for good or evil?

I had an involved conversation today with a friend who I know through our love of things equine. But this was not a chat about horses, instead we were discussing whether social networks were a force for good or evil … Continue reading

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Digital or PR – what is killing newspapers?

I read with interest the comments from Worcester News deputy editor John Wilson who claims it is PR for public bodies that is the real threat to journalism. http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2013/news/editor-claims-pr-not-digital-first-is-killing-newspapers/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed He argues that it isn’t the Internet or the rise of … 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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