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Brittany Golob

Amy Sandys

August 12, 2013 #CommsChat on corporate engagement

Tonight’s chat will be all about corporate engagement. We’ll be joined by some experts in the field, including @JackieFast from @Slingshot_UK. If your company engages in partnerships, your agency works on the communications or your organisation is often part of a corporate partnership, this is the chat for you. Topics we’ll address:  How do companies […]

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July 23, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on #royalbaby

Last week’s chat was an eventful one as #commschat was taking place when the official #royalbaby announcement came through. The hour focused on royal comms and the impact of large-scale events on the news cycle. Take a look at some of the highlights of the hour, you know, before the world was told that it’s […]

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July 22, 2013 #CommsChat on #Royalbaby and royal communications

Despite a last-minute change to our planned #CommsChat, we will still be on tonight at 8 p.m. Britain is agog with #RoyalBaby tweets, thus so should #CommsChat be. We’ll discuss anything and everything in royal communications tonight at 8 p.m. so you can keep watch on St Mary’s hospital while still getting your weekly dose […]

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July 2, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on niche sectors

Last week, @ncardwell led a discussion about communications in niche sectors. The chat explored the challenges that communicators face in these sectors and the way that companies perceive communications. Some highlighted tweets are below.   @ncardwell T1: Comms people bring a fresh perspective but, most importantly, our experience and confidence in communicating to niche sectors @DanielArda A1) […]

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June 27, 2013 #CommsChat on communications in niche sectors

This week on #CommsChat, we’ll be joined by Neil Cardwell, PR executive at Digby Brown solicitors. We’ll be discussing the ins and outs of communications in professional services and other niche sectors. To read up on some of these sectors, check out Communicate magazine’s articles on transport and luxury brands. What benefits can comms people […]

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June 4, 2013 #Commschat on blogger outreach

This week on #CommsChat, we’ll be joined by the founder of Forth Metrics (@forthmetrics) and Inky Bee (@theinkybee), Hugh Anderson (@hughforth). Anderson works in metrics and measurement and in blogger outreach for the PR community. Inky Bee allows communications professionals to access and track blog coverage of their campaigns. We’ll be looking at the rise […]

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May 9, 2013 #Commschat on cyber security

Cyber security has become a serious issue for everyone from a Facebook account holder to a small business to the armed forces. Twitter is especially prone to hacks, both serious and humorous. Regardless of the severity, maintaining security on social media and in digital communications can impact an organisation’s reputation. Chris Woods, digital director from […]

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April 22, 2013 Gamification. Lipstick on a pig?

Wikipedia sums up gamification with the following definition: Gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanics in a non-game context in order to engage users and solve problems. For many, gamification is a tool for brands to engage with customers. However there are many other instance where gamification has been employed – internal comms and […]

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April 9, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on recruitment

The times are a-changing in comms recruitment as an ever-growing pool of hopefuls seeks a limited number of vacancies. Recruitment expert Alice Weightman (@aliceweightman) weighed in. Some highlights of the hour: aliceweightman back drop of recession, budgets squeezed, now looking for growth – was their an investment in junior talent, is there a pipeline lethal_weapon graduates looking […]

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August 20, 2012 Getting it wrong [and right?]

This week, on #CommsChat we’ll be considering the communications missteps of things like the Lyme Regis tourism campaign, Tesco/Asda branded water and the Department of Education’s decision to sell off school playing fields in a post-Olympics Britain. We’ll also discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of the communications industry in 2012.   Did the Olympics set the bar too […]

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