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February 19, 2014 Transcript of #CommsChat on fact, fiction and fantasy pt. 1 of 2

Last week’s #CommsChat examined portrayals of comms professionals in TV, film and literature with @amandacomms. Amanda specifically addressed the portrayal of police communicators in shows such as The Bill and Babylon. The first question we looked at was “Who is your favourite fictional comms professional.” CJ Cregg from Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing came out […]

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November 5, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on recruitment

Last night we were joined by Tom Ewen, associate director of Ellwood Atfield (@ellwoodatfield), who discussed comms recruitment with us. We chatted about youth entry to the profession, the skills required for comms roles and leadership positions within an organisation. Some standout tweets include: @Caanz You have to remember public relations is a different job. Journalists […]

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October 24, 2013 #CommsChat on social business

Building a truly social business takes a defined focus on objectives, a thorough strategy and a lot of flexibility, among other things. This week, #CommsChat will be joined by Jay Cooper, COO of Bloom (@jaycoopertweets), who will discuss the perils of social, how to become a social business and social strategy. Topics include: What common strategic and […]

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September 24, 2013 #CommsChat with Share This Too authors

This week, we were joined by a roster of authors and editors from the Share This Too project. We discussed social media’s role in PR, PR’s role in communications and the ever-changing nature of digital technology. Take a look at some tweets from our compelling hour below:  ‏@AllthingsIC A4) Plus: Adapt, evolve and be open to […]

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September 19, 2013 #CommsChat with #ShareThisToo authors

This week’s #CommsChat will feature some of the contributors to Share This Too, the latest treatise on social media in PR to hit the printing presses. We’ll be joined by @CIPR_UK, co-editor Rob Brown and more. Take a look at some of the topics below. We’re keeping them intentionally broad to encourage debate on what […]

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August 13, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on corporate engagement

Last week on #commschat, we discussed communicating about a corporate sponsorship or partnership with guest @jackiefast from @slingshot_uk. Contributors discussed engagement, internal comms, social media and more. To find out more about the best corporate engagement projects in the UK, take a look at the Corporate Engagement Awards. Winners for this year’s programme will be […]

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August 6, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat with Mark Borkowski

Last week on #CommsChat, we spoke with Mark Borkowski about publicity, PR stunts, politics and more. The lively discussion yielded a few gems of advice: @jenandersson1 Effective stunt should act as a ‘spike’ within an overall strategy. A catalyst to support a push towards a comms objective @AllthingsIC A3) Time and expectations have accelerated but critical to […]

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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 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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