October

October 12, 2011 Transcript of #CommsChat with Scott Gould

Our midweek #CommsChat with Scott Gould, co-founder of Like Minds, looked at how digital media and business – specifically SMEs – are getting along. The transcript of a busy chat can be found below, but we’ve pulled out a few of our favourite messages:

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October 12, 2011 Midweek #CommsChat on digital media and business, with Scott Gould

This Wednesday’s #CommsChat, with LikeMinds co-founder Scott Gould, will focus on the opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses provided by digital and social media. Midweek #CommsChats take place at 2pm, and last just 40 minutes.

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October 11, 2011 Transcript of #CommsChat with Andrew Hawkins, Alex Hilton, and Jonathan Sheppard

On last night’s #CommsChat we were joined by Jonathan Sheppard from Insight Public Affairs and founder of Tory Radio, and Alex Hilton, a Labour blogger who stood for Chelsea and Fulham in the 2010 General Election to discuss political reputations following the 2011 party conferences. The session was moderated by Andrew Hawkins, executive chairman of polling and research consultancy ComRes.

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October 10, 2011 #CommsChat with Andrew Hawkins, Jonathan Sheppard and Alex Hilton

At 8pm on Monday 10 October, #CommsChat will be taking on political reputations in the wake of the 2011 party conferences. As the conferences are replaced in the news cycle by new political stories, our guests will be looking at the reputational fallout for the Conservative and Labour parties, and what the conferences now mean in the UK political system.

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October 6, 2011 Transcript of #CommsChat with Samaritans & Vodafone UK

On Monday’s #CommsChat we were joined by Nicola Peckett, head of communications at Samaritans, and Jakub Hrabovsky, head of web relations at Vodafone UK, for a session looking at creative brand communications on Facebook.

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October 4, 2011 Social media in the workplace and employee communication

Social tools are everywhere. Some companies try to restrict access to these tools for fear of what their employees may say, about the company, about each other and about the customer. Why do companies persist in employing people they clearly don’t trust? I wish I knew the answer. And as fast as the company blocks access to Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and more, employees arm themselves with smart phones and tablets and step outside the restricted zone. Control is increasingly becoming an illusion.

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