Tag Archives: media

Are we living in a panto?

I am a keen observer of the events around me. This includes how people act, how people interact and how society evolves and develops, or doesn’t. In recent months I have become increasingly¬†aware of something that appears to have taken … 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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Risk and resources remain on top

Using social media is still something that many organisations are shying away from. They have concerns about dipping their toe in the water and then not being able to step away. They feel it would unleash something that cannot then … Continue reading

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Community takes control of communication

There was a significant change in communication that took place last week and it went relatively unnoticed. Greater Manchester Police took its first community reporter on patrol with local officers on Friday 8 March. It was a chance for the … Continue reading

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It can’t be 9 to 5

In the modern age the line between work and home life is blurring. Social media is part of the reason that the barriers are being eroded. I tweet as myself and that includes the work me and the private me. … Continue reading

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Bringing Europe a click closer

What have a Finnish doctor of media technology, a Belgian captain-commander (fire chief) and a lowly communication person from the UK got in common? The answer is that we all spoke at a masterclass on disasters and social media that … Continue reading

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Cleaning up the rumour mill

It was a normal Saturday morning with general domestic chores to do. I was not expecting that a trip to the dry cleaners would be any more than just that, but it was a fascinating window on the issues for … 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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Building trust one day at a time

In this ever controversial and fast paced world it can be difficult to keep focused on what matters to people. Given the work I do it is easy to get caught up in the latest media frenzy around some particular … Continue reading

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Just part of modern life

When I started writing this blog some months ago I talked about social media being just another form of communication albeit a relatively new one. I talked of the way the telephone was treated when it first appeared but now … Continue reading

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