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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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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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So who has FOMO?

A new survey claims that 56 per cent of people using social media suffer from FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out. (http://mashable.com/2013/07/09/fear-of-missing-out/ ) It is an interesting and quite scary statistic which shows how important updates on events, news and status … 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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Employees are you on social media

I am sat in the sunshine considering the question of whether all employees are brand managers something that will be discussed on SWChat tomorrow night. (For those not aware it is a G+ community with a hangout on air on … Continue reading

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Google, Facebook and the challenge of control

The search engine and social media providers have come under pressure this week with demands for them to take greater responsibility over their businesses. Google have been forced to defend themselves against accusations that they aren’t being proactive in dealing … 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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