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May 20, 2014 Transcript of #CommsChat on networking

Last week on #CommsChat we spoke about the value of business relationships and shared networking tips. We agreed that quality, valuable relationships are far more important than a stack of business cards from acquaintances. @SFerika My best advice is genuinely listen to the people you connect with and think, “How can I help?” not just WIIFM […]

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February 26, 2014 Transcript of #CommsChat on social media buyouts

Last week, following up on Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp for $19bn, we took a look at social media M&A deals, their benefits and impact on the wider social media landscape. Some interesting tweets include: @MontseCano  I guess it is a good way to acquire users. Also, it shows the maturity of the apps market. @LuciaBarbato  potentially changes […]

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February 24, 2014 #CommsChat on tech buyouts

You’d have to be living under a rock to have missed the massive $19bn deal – equivalent to the GDP of Afghanistan – between Facebook and WhatsApp last week. This is just the most recent in a spate of high-profile buy-outs affecting Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Yahoo and nearly every other household name in social media. […]

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July 5, 2013 #CommsChat on cross-cultural social media

This week on #CommsChat, we’ll be joined by two CIPR members @twofourseven, an independent social media consultant, and @allanschoenberg, executive director of CME Group who will discuss the issues involved in cross-cultural social media. Some topics we’ll address are here: How has social media accelerated globalization? What do you need to consider if you want […]

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June 25, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on video content

Last week’s chat examined the importance of video to brand communications and the use of different social video tools. Some highlighted tweets: @ncardwell Photos convey an end result, videos can show a process. I think this can add to integrity of brand communications? @jarrodwilliams the question should really be, does vine have longevity? video content is essential, […]

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June 24, 2013 #CommsChat on online video content

Last week, Facebook announced that Instagram would feature a new video platform to enable the sharing of 15-second clips. Some may see this as a counter to Twitter’s Vine, others as the gradual take up of video content by social sites, still more as an attempt to monetise the behemoth photo-sharing site. Tonight on #CommsChat […]

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January 22, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on community management

This week, #CommsChat discussed community management and the ways and means of managing an online audience. @VirCommSummit provided lucid guidance throughout the chat and explained the challenges posed to community managers. To see more about community management, check out the Virtual Community Summit. Some of the standout tweets from the hour are: @vircommsummit Since the rise […]

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November 13, 2012 Transcript of #CommsChat with Jeremy from PromoVeritas

On this week’s #CommsChat we ran through the issues related to promotions, competitions and prize draws in the digital world. We were joined by Jeremy from PromoVeritas who fielded questions from tweeters. Did you know that there are regulations governing promotions in different countries? Or that 10 to 50% of Facebook clicks are unverifiable? If you […]

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April 18, 2012 Transcript of #CommsChat on Facebook

On Monday 16 April, we handed the reigns of #CommsChat over to the general community, as we were discussing a topic on which everyone seems to have an opinion – Facebook. A full transcript can be downloaded below, but here’s a few tweets that caught our eye: @GemmaPhelan Timeline is more visual – 2012 is […]

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April 16, 2012 #CommsChat on Facebook – open house

For tonight’s #CommsChat, we’re asking you to get involved – even more than normal! Since we’re going to be discussing Facebook, the recent changes it’s made, and its continuing relevance for corporate communicators, we don’t have an expert guest: rather, we’re holding open house. We can’t wait to hear your opinions on the world’s most […]

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