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Technomania – do you have it?

I have had a couple of days away from technology, well almost. My diary has taken me out and about with horses which has left little time for checking out emails, tweets and Facebook posts. I admit I have still … Continue reading

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Back to school?

The results of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) State of the Profession Survey for 2013/2014 revealed some interesting results. Of course there was a lot about salaries and redundancies, as well as the issues of concern to both … Continue reading

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Broadcast or conversation – has the decision been made?

The way social media is being used by organisations is something I am very interested in. Social media was added to the communication toolbox around five or more years ago and a lot has happened since then. In the early … Continue reading

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A 999 call, Manchester United and a message shared

The 999 call made by someone wanting to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson attracted a lot of interest this week. It was put out by officers through the GMP Manchester North Facebook page they administer to raise awareness of the … Continue reading

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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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