Content summary: CDs for first-time commenters; upcoming FIR Interview; East Bay Social Media Breakfast on Feb 25; Michael Netzley interviews Edelman's Alan VanderMolen on the 2009 Trust Barometer research in Asia; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: How to reach baby boomers with social media, Humana opens up their boardroom via Twitter, two communication jobs to die for, Josh Bernoff's irrelevant email; listeners' comments discussion including Simon Young on New … [Read more...] about The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #425: February 23, 2009
A tweet from @downingstreet, the Twitter handle of the communications team in the Prime Ministerâ€™s office at 10 Downing Street, prompted me to check in at Number10.gov.uk at 11am this morning to witness a question-and-answer session with members of the Cabinet being streamed live over the web from the venue of the regional Cabinet meeting in Southampton. I watched for over an hour as a succession of senior government ministers fielded wide-ranging questions from the floor, starting with Prime … [Read more...] about Connecting government with its publics
Sometimes, being an advocate of the â€œif it ainâ€™t broke, break itâ€ school of thought â€“ the title of one of my long-time favourite business books which I bought when it was first published in the early 90s â€“ can result in the opposite of what you want to achieve. So it was with my email which has been in purgatory for all of February. If youâ€™re so inclined, you can read the gory details in earlier posts (start here and then here). But to summarize: I changed the structure of my email … [Read more...] about The hell of email
This has got to be one of the most challenging, interesting, influential and professionally-fulfilling senior communication jobs around, arguably anywhere in world right now. The British government is advertising for a Director of Digital Engagement, a new role in the Cabinet Office at the very heart of central government. Whoever secures this role will, in the words of the ad, be expected to â€œdevelop a strategy and implementation plan for extending digital engagement across Government.â€ … [Read more...] about Formidable but what a challenge!
I donâ€™t know about you but I get confused every time I watch the news on TV, hear it on the radio or read about it online. Itâ€™s that â€˜eâ€™ word â€“ the economy. Every time itâ€™s mentioned, I get more confused. Weâ€™re in trouble, right? I understand that bit: you canâ€™t move left or right without hearing someone say that we are. Therefore we must be. It stands to reason, doesn't it? If politicians say weâ€™re in trouble and the economyâ€™s in a mess and if City leaders and bankers say … [Read more...] about It’s the economy, right?