Category Archives: social media

All ears 

If there is one skill that is underused and undervalued it is listening. It is often said that we have two ears and one mouth for a reason. But the modern life is more about us all broadcasting than consuming … Continue reading

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When we were young 

It was shocking to read the study published today that said the majority of young people wish social media had never been invented. Many had taken part in a digital detox and around half had suffered online abuse.  This was … Continue reading

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Goodbye to September 

It has been an amazing month with highs and lows but so much that I have learnt. After succumbing to a small bout of sickness and a cold at the end of the month it has made me be a … Continue reading

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Adapt and survive

I was very sad to learn a few days ago of the end of the line for the Oldham Chronicle newspaper. After 160 years the daily newspaper closed with around 50 people losing their jobs. The loss of the jobs … Continue reading

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Is this the right time?

I should have posted this yesterday. The time got away from me and I wasn’t able to post it. Does it matter? I will leave you to decide. But one of the key elements of communication is that it is … Continue reading

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Get out of the office and listen

We all think that in the world today we are more connected than at ever before and to some extent that is true. It is easy now to share information and updates across the world at the touch of a … Continue reading

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Plan in peacetime

I was part of a discussion about ‘fake news’ at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) North West event last night. One of the other speakers the esteemed Steve Kuncewicz made the point that you need to prepare for … Continue reading

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