Category Archives: Social media

Being innovative is not limited to innovators.

This is a slight reinvention of an idea proposed in a book I have just finished reading: “Without Their permission” (subtitle: “How the 21st Century will be Made not Managed”) by Alexis Ohanian – co-founder of Reddit.com. 16 months after … Continue reading

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Who to Believe?

I like reading Robert Crampton’s regular feature Beta Male in The Times Magazine on Saturdays.  His brutally honest, self-deprecating, slightly quirky take on life as a chronic under-achiever is amusing and a constant reminder not to take life too seriously. … Continue reading

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Can large corporations ever match the transparency of a start-up?

I may be naïve. Indeed I’m regularly accused of it, but I’d love to work for an organisation where employees are rewarded for speaking up and championing their beliefs rather than one where they sit tight and wait to see … Continue reading

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The role of video as a channel for improving social collaboration

Earlier this year I was invited by Media Platform to attend a webinar on Driving Engagement with your Enterprise Social Network.  I was motivated to register by the company’s positioning statement: “In the age of online video and social media, … Continue reading

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Content creator, curator, community manager, or all of the above?

It may seem like an odd trio of activities to lump together when considering the role of the internal communications professional in 2014. The debate around content creation vs content curation has been rumbling on for years, however bringing the … Continue reading

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Business communications: trends for 2014

At the beginning of January, Simply Communicate – the online community for internal communication professionals – published the business communication predictions for 2014 of a number of experts and thought leaders in internal communications, employee engagement and social business. It … Continue reading

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How flawed is the #Leveson Report by ignoring “the elephant in the room”?

Let’s be honest, Leveson was never going to be able to carry everyone with him. There are too many vested interests, as well as a nation’s worth of opinions, but the general consensus seems to be that he’s done a … Continue reading

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