FIR Interview: Therese Manus and Stine Jarmund, Norwegian Communication Association

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Attracting record attendance to an annual conference is no small feat, but is one achieved by The Norwegian Communication Association (NCA) which saw the highest number of its members take part in Communications Day, its annual conference in Oslo at the end of March. What attracted 600 NCA members to take part in Communications Day […]

Redefining today’s communicator in Norway

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When I look at the landscape of the communication profession around Europe, I see similar issues that concern communicators, most notably how strategic are communicators (and the profession itself), abiding by codes of conduct and practicing ethical behaviour, and being professional. It’s a topic in the front of my mind as I finalise plans for […]

Can marketing become an enabler for genuine engagement?

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A key underlying theme of the Social@Scale Summit in London last week was what I might call “social marketing” – the use of social media as a means unto achieving a marketing end. Organized by Sprinklr, an enterprise social media management system vendor, the by-invitation-only Social@Scale Summit on December 10 was hosted by Microsoft and […]

Twitter on the launchpad #TWTR

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Today, Twitter is on the cusp of becoming a publicly-listed company with an initial equity valuation of $18 billion, according to some analysis. At 9.30am US Eastern time, 2.30pm GMT, the sound of the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange will mark the moment when shares in Twitter – at an initial offer […]

Exuberance, imagination and style on display at #somecomms Awards

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If I’d been a keen fan of Arsenal football club, I’d have been in seventh heaven last Thursday evening. I was at the Emirates stadium – Arsenal’s home in north London – for the huge shindig that was the UK Social Media Communications Awards 2013. It was an event that attracted not far off 300 […]

A day of value and insight at #smwSMILE

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Last night, I was reviewing the videos, photos and blog posts written about Simply SMILE, the one-day conference focused on internal communication and social media that took place on September 23, 2013. It was part of Social Media Week London, with the hashtag #smwSMILE. It all reminded me what a valuable, useful and enjoyable event […]

Talking social internal communication at #smwSMILE

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Social Media Week London starts next week, on Monday September 23. Hosted by Chinwag, the week-long event – part of the global SMW event taking place in eight cities around the world – features 245 individual events spread across London, all reflecting the broad global theme “Everything Is Connected.” One of those events is Simply […]

The Age of Context comes to London in October

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If you’re a follower of trends in technologies and people’s behaviours – and that mashup between the two – an event in London next month will be of interest to you. On October 28, Robert Scoble and Shel Israel will be in London as guests of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and their […]

Bloggade 2013: the nuts and bolts of blogging and WordPress

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Have you ever wondered what goes on at a data centre, perhaps one that hosts your website or blog? If that’s a question you’ve asked before, then here’s your chance to get the answer. A tour of a state-of-the-art UK data centre in Newark is a central part of an event taking place on August […]