Tag Archives: social media

Heading back to 2001

This week I have something to celebrate. I have been working for Greater Manchester Police communication team for 15 years. As a mini-celebration of this quite significant achievement I am going to dedicate this week of blogs to looking at … Continue reading

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Keep moving with fewer words

There was an interesting article I found today that talked about how Channel 4 News had grown its Facebook audience from 5 million to 200 million in just 18 months. One of the key elements was that it stopped focusing … Continue reading

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Three words on happiness

There is an interesting trend on Twitter today where Richard Osman who co-presents the quiz show Pointless has asked people to provide details of what makes them happy. It isn’t that straightforward, as people have to do it in only … Continue reading

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Eight hours and 45 minutes

I awoke this morning to the news that apparently we are all spending more time online with the average person now spending 25 hours a week on the Internet. It came from a report by Ofcom which came from a … Continue reading

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Understand the comms team

Those in the know have said that Steve Jobs read all the press release issued by Apple. It may sound as if that is obsessive behaviour for a CEO but there is more to it than that. In the early … Continue reading

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Move fast but with a plan

I was reading an article today that was discussing the value of apps to share immediate messages in a crisis. The writer questioned why it had taken so long for the French authorities to share messages this way, particularly as … Continue reading

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Value those experiences

How many times have you bought something in a bid to cheer yourself up? I often say I need a bit of retail therapy when I am feeling low. So, I was interested to read an article today that said … Continue reading

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