Communications

March Social Media Roundup

Communications,Consumer,Digital,Social Media

Getting a blue tick may be closer than you think… Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey revealed in a Periscope stream last month that the company is working to expand its blue verification checkmark to all users. He said, “The intention is to open up verification to everyone, and to do it in a way that’s scalable,…

New wave of privatisation of French State’s sale of non-strategic assets? A matter of symbols

Communications

Sale or privatisation operations rely as much on symbolism as on economics and finance, and so communication will play an essential role.

The Challenge of the Political Earworm

Communications

The Trump administration has surprised everyone withits ability to undermine its own message. This is exemplified no better than the birth of the phrase that may prove to be the political earworm of Trumps’ tenure in the White House.

“Why don’t we just make it up?”

Communications

A key plank of many a public relations programme is activity which comes under the ‘news generation’ banner.

Willett help or Willett hinder?

Communications

“A baying mob of imbeciles”. “Fat, stupid, greedy, classless, bastards”. “Pudgy, basement-dwelling irritants”. The infamous rant of Pete Willett about US golf fans published in National Club Golfer magazine in the lead-up to the Ryder Cup uses slightly more colourful language to that which we are used to in corporate communications.

Is anybody out there?

Communications

An interesting conversation took place in the office this week about blogs. We were wondering whether they have been usurped by social media such as Instagram and Snapchat.

Living in the era of the Filter Bubble

Communications

One definition of living in a bubble is that you never leave your comfort zone. Getting out of your particular bubble is uncomfortable and explains why…

The world in your pocket

Communications

It’s a camera. A diary. A sat nav. A word processor. A games console. A wallet. A train ticket. A television. A boarding pass. A newspaper. A map. A video recorder. A calendar. A social media forum. A means to hail a cab. Oh, and a phone.