What my four-year-old taught me about voting today

This morning we had the usual medley of noise in our household as my husband and I dashed about organising ourselves, our one-year-old twin sons and four-year-old. But today's routine was slightly different as both Jon and I were taking our daughter to nursery via the polling station. It's EU [...]

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How to harmonise solo voices

The challenge of how to connect employees inside an organisation so that regardless of location, shift pattern or role, they feel part of 'one company' is a constant quest for businesses - and rightly so. There are countless articles online featuring hints and tips from comms pros sharing what ha[...]

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Tesco and O2 have a tweet-off

Banter between Tesco and O2 on Twitter 15 October 2012. Is tweet-off a phrase?! if so I’m coining it…

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Overcoming the weapons of mass distraction

London’s Social Media Week is in full swing and it has been a fantastic week so far, with lots of interesting quotes, statistics and people sharing ideas. I’ve been watching webinars live online all week or catching up afterwards, and have been really struck by the quality of the questions and [...]

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From MacLeod to the masses

This week a ‘one year on’ conference was held at the Department of Business Innovation & Skills in London to mark 12 months since the creation of the Employee Engagement Task Force, which was formed and launched with the support of David Cameron. Comms professionals, particularly those wo[...]

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Happy first birthday to Conversation

This week marks a whole year since the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) launched Conversation. The site is one of my go-to places online to read a round-up of latest PR and Comms news and blog postings and I recommend it on my Rachel's Resources page. I'm a CIPR member and last year[...]

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What do social tools mean for Human Resources? (part two)

As promised, here is the second part of my update on the HR webcast that took place this week. The infographic on this page is from an article I read via Mashable looking at social demographics and who is using today's biggest networks. I thought it would be useful to highlight to provide conte[...]

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Coming full circle using Google+

Over the past few weeks I’ve been experimenting with Google Plus and working out my own use for it. I’m always keen to try out new things and give them a fair go and whereas I didn’t get on with Quora, I’m finding Google+ to be a useful site. I was hesitant at first but now feel like I've fo[...]

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Social Media @ Work, rest and play

Click on the image to view the film on the Red Sky Vision site This afternoon a film called Social Media @ Work was released online by content creators Red Sky Vision and change consultancy Able and How. I wasn’t sure what to expect, however having watched the trailer earlier in the week, I dec[...]

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