FIR Speakers and Speeches: Robert Scoble and Shel Israel in London on ‘Age of Context’ #AoCUK #CIPR

Five converging forces – mobile, social media, data, sensors and location – are reshaping our lives and will have profound effects on each of us individually, in the workplace and in our society at large during the coming decade. This central premise was at the heart of a compelling discussion that took place at Google Campus in London on October 28, 2013. The event – organized by the CIPR and sponsored by Precise – brought Shel Israel and Robert Scoble to the stage. In a lively 75-minute conversation moderated by FIR co-host Neville Hobson, the two authors of the highly-rated book, Age of Context, shared their insights and opinions with an audience of about 100 public relations practitioners and others, […]

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Scoble and Israel join up the dots #AoCUK #CIPR

About 100 people gathered in Google’s London campus last night to hear Robert Scoble and Shel Israel talk about concepts, ideas, experiences, trends and realities surrounding some of the themes and topics in their new book, Age of Context, published in September. The widely-anticipated event was organized by the CIPR and sponsored by Precise. Age of Context is the embracing term to anchor five converging forces the two authors see as profoundly changing almost every aspect of work and life in the next decade: mobile, social media, data, sensors and location. Copies of the book were to be given to every event attendee. But, as Shel explained as the discussion got underway, the packages being delivered by DHL never made […]

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The Age of Context comes to London in October

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 partner Precise to talk about the Age of Context – the title of their new book, out in November. Age of Context is an embracing term to anchor five converging forces the two authors see as profoundly changing almost every aspect of work and life in the next decade: mobile, social media, data, sensors and location. Age of Context is a follow-up to Naked Conversations […]

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Underpinning how social you want your PR

It was great to see tweets like this one from Lisa Pool as we concluded “How social do you want your PR?” at the headquarters of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) in London on January 24. The title of the evening meeting – one in the CIPR’s Social Summer series of conversation and networking events – at which some 50 or so people took part was the central question raised in an assessment of the broad digital landscape that’s in our PR view, from what was on our radar in 2012 to what we can’t avoid in 2013. The focus clearly was on the social web and tools and channels, and where they fit into our overall communications […]

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How social do you want your PR?

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 January 24, 2013. Description, etc, unchanged. Actually, I think Jan is a better time – we will start the new year by looking forward into that year. Here’s the programme description from the event description page: How Social Do You Want Your PR? One of […]

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