How social do you want your PR?

Updated on December 4, 2012 That’s the title of a discussion session I’ll be leading in London on Thursday December 6 January 24, 2013 as part of the CIPR’s Social Summer series of meetings, designed to encourage an informal and relaxed atmosphere with interesting conversation and networking opportunities. [Update Dec 4:] It looks like Christmas festivities have had an influence on the event for the original date of December 6. As a result, the CIPR has rescheduled it for Thursday…

How to meet entrepreneurs, gain local insights and avoid accommodation costs

Updated on January 26, 2014 Guest post by entrepreneur Fred Caballero, co-founder, StartupStay.com. Entrepreneurs are hard-working, focused people and, many times, they find themselves on a pretty lonely journey. When my partner and I set up our first company in Dublin in 2008, naturally we had 1,000 more questions than when we started our latest one. While travelling, we thought it would be phenomenal to meet other local entrepreneurs and learn more about “business,” exchange ideas and, of course, get…

Gangnam Style heads towards a billion views

Updated on December 21, 2012 840,131,442 views since July. Wonder how soon Gangnam Style will hit a billion views. AdAge reckons Dec 11. Watch the video at YouTube: http://youtu.be/9bZkp7q19f0?hd=1 Google+: View post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell. If you’ve not really heard of Gangnam Style other than that it’s a music video, here’s a bit of background from its Wikipedia entry: “Gangnam Style” […] is a K-pop single by the South Korean music artist PSY.…

350 million tweets a day and more Twitter superlatives

As a communication channel, Twitter is very much part of the mainstream. Indeed, it’s hard to go anywhere on the social web – whether to a story on a news website, an individual blog, a company’s news centre – without encountering a method by which you can easily share and amplify online what you find via Twitter and many other tools and channels: just click or tap the little button. Just how much Twitter is part of the mainstream today…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #679: November 26, 2012

Intro: It’s Cyber Monday in the US; Quick News: Amazon offers Amazon Pages for Brands, being ‘authentic’ when you recommend a product on Twitter, RSS isn’t dead: it’s how Red Bull will show up on FlipBoard, spying on rivals’ technology and mood: F1’s Fernando Alonso’s insight on social media; Ragan promo; News That Fits: Taking 3D printing seriously: GE and jet engines, Defense Distributed and guns; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on the investor relations challenge facing Olam International and…

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