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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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June 13, 2013 #CommsChat on IC with the big yak

On 21 June, 180 internal communications professionals will descend on Richmond to attend the big yak, the IC Crowd‘s first unconference. “The agenda is set by you,” The IC Crowd says, “In true unconference (or free-to-attend conference if you prefer that name) style, you decide what the topics are and we will pull together the […]

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May 14, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on cyber security

Last week, we were joined by now-frequent #Commschat-er Chris Woods, head of digital at Hanover. We discussed the growing threat of cyber security and its potential impact on business. Some topics covered include how hacks are handled internally, what steps are taken to protect a company’s digital assets and the reputational impact of cyber security. […]

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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 16, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on crisis comms

Last week, we were joined by a roster of esteemed crisis management and PR guests including: Nick Parker from The Writer, Enda Joyce from Hanover and Lisa Ronchetti from Ad Hoc PR. We discussed leadership, social media and reputation in crisis communications. And much more. Here are some highlighted tweets: @endajoyce77: A decent plan gives […]

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March 1, 2013 #CommsChat on corporate social media strategy

On Friday, the Holy See’s much lauded foray into social media – the @Pontifex account, deleted all of Pope Bendict XVIs tweets. The Vatican has said that its deletion of the tweets reflects the fact that the papacy is currently vacant. In this week’s #CommsChat we’ll be joined by Sean King (@seancontentking), CEO of Seven, […]

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February 26, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on multilingual tweeting

Last week’s #CommsChat took an interesting look at the use of language on Twitter. We were joined by Chris Woods (@chrismwoods) from Hanover, who has developed a programme of simultaneous multilingual tweeting. Throughout the hour we heard from others on the way social media is used everywhere from Finland to Wales to China. Take a […]

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February 22, 2013 #CommsChat on multilingual tweeting

Social media has brought the continents closer together. It enables friends in India and Mexico to have a cup of coffee together or family members in Hawaii to the UK to keep in touch. For brands, it means that there is now the ability to reach numerous markets around the world simultaneously. A French company […]

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