The Social CEO at Social Media Week 2013

Tuesday 24th September, Bloomberg, London: The Social CEO While the CEO’s of the world’s largest companies have been quick to grasp the power of social media for their organisations, they are not yet convinced of the benefits of their own personal use.  So, what are the opportunities and challenges for leaders who want to build …

An introduction to Web 3.0 for Social Data Week

Next week is Social Media Week. That’s well known. What’s less well known is that this is Social Data Week, and this facet of social underpins a lot of the stuff on next week’s agenda. Nevertheless, many people with social in their job description, from public relations to marketing to ‘digital’, are not yet fluent …

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Ever since we started the CIPR Social Media Panel we’ve been a pro-active bunch. I haven’t got the stats to prove it, but I’d bet the panel is the most active CIPR group. We launched the successful “Social Summer” sessions, developed Wikipedia guidance (subsequently adopted by equivalent organisations in Canada, Australia and South Africa), created …

Evaluation key to UK Government Communications Plan

Executive Director of Government Communications, Alex Aiken is a man on a mission, and I sense in a hurry. He was like a greyhound in the slips this morning as he prepared to speak at the launch of the 2013-2014 Government Communications Plan, and once on his feet, his messages were delivered at a pace.  He …

NHS communication: value for money

For the last five years I was Head of Communications for University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, an organisation of more than 8,000 members of staff and a budget of over £500 million pounds a year.  During the last year, I was chair of the Foundation Trust Communications Network. During that time, my work was dominated …