The first round in the French presidential election ended yesterday with the result that Socialist Party challenger François Hollande narrowly edged in front of incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy by the slim margin of just over 1 percent of the vote. Both men will compete in a second round run-off, due to be held on May 6; the result will determine who will be the next President of France. As you'd expect, the country was abuzz with commentary, opinion and talk of every type. Non-stop media … [Read more...] about Twitter can’t be gagged, even in France
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Content summary: Pinterest update cont'd: Pinterest is now losing users says Business Insider; Neville speaking at PRII annual conference in Dublin on April 26, Bernie Goldbach there too, FIR Tweetup Dublin on April 25; FIR Book Reviews of "Reality is Broken" and "#FAIL: The 50 Greatest Social Media Screwups" coming soon, FIR Interview with Causes.com coming soon; News That Fits: How can members of the European Parliament be credible "middle men" to citizens and not be cut out of the system … [Read more...] about The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #648: April 23, 2012
It's probably just as well that Aviva Investors talks only about its markets and its clients on its website home page, and not its employees. According to a report in the Telegraph, the HR department at the asset management firm fired all 1,300 employees on April 20 - by email, and by mistake. [...] There was a stunned silence at the London headquarters as staff across the division read the unsympathetic memo - intended for just one employee. It instructed all Aviva Investor workers to … [Read more...] about Aviva Investors, the uncaring employer
The subject of internet connectivity in hotels has received quite a bit of attention during the past few weeks. I posted about my experiences with hotel internet connectivity while in Las Vegas and in Amsterdam recently, highlighting a nice way to balance the negative side of this - in my recounted experiences, one offering free connectivity but wired only, no wifi (Luxor, Las Vegas); the other (Crowne Plaza in Amsterdam), imposing an unwelcome charge for the privilege - with a way to get all … [Read more...] about Free hotel wifi: Light at the end of the tunnel?
+McKinsey & Company has a good assessment of social media in their quarterly journal article "Demystifying social media." The chart you see here shows a visual representation of key points in the article. It's good and something I would guess will make its way into the PowerPoint decks of anyone doing a presentation to the C-Suite. But I pray its title doesn't catch on as a snappy descriptor for what social media is: "Social media enables targeted marketing responses at individual … [Read more...] about Bingo!