I've been plugging away within the Zurich world for a little while now, pushing the social message wherever I can get a platform. For the first time, yesterday, it felt like it was actually working. Not just lip service and acceptance that what I was saying was OK, but actual real colleagues, putting it into … Continue reading Small social steps paying off!
Over the weekend, I took the dynamic duo to the Odeon's Kids AM showing of Trolls - the latest offering from the Dreamworks empire. Normally, I take advantage of the dark space and perhaps concentrate a little too much on the insides of my eyelids.... only for a short time of course... But *whispers* I really … Continue reading Five social business lessons from the Trolls movie
I've been doing a little thinking around what I want to base 2017 around and a word at haven't been able to shake, and so am embracing fully is: Reconnect. This year, I turn 39, which is a little scary and I've packed an awful lot of great things into the first half of my … Continue reading My word of 2017 – Reconnect
Happy New Year readers!Today is New Years Day 2017 and, for my sins, I've got a nine hour round trip to Manchester to contend with. So, my podcast app is updated and got plenty downloaded as I'm about to hit the road. I use driving "down time" as a chance to keep my industry knowledge updated and … Continue reading My top 10 social media podcasts
"A social business is an organisation whose culture and systems encourage networks of people to drive business value" Andrew Grill, IBM "Social media is nothing but a set of technologies that enhances our social nature" Lars Silberbauer, LEGO Group These are two quotes I use to set out my stall in my internal … Continue reading Social business v Social media
The last few weeks has definitely been "one of those weeks” - all of them. Am sure we all know what they can look like. Nothing dramatic, but as ever in the corporate space, change is ever present. Indeed, as the firm used to say, "change happens". (I still think it's a great brand slogan...) … Continue reading Resilience – nature or nurture?
Sometimes I don't want to watch the news. Tonight is one of those nights. I hope anyone who criticises any MP in the future remembers Jo Cox. Whether we like them or loathe them, they stand up for what they believe, and dedicate themselves to public service. It's sad when anyone dies, especially when they … Continue reading In thanks of public service
Things are nuts at the moment. Sound familiar? Can't believe we're already over 1/6 of the way into the year. But what a start to 2016. I feel like I've been making great strides with my mission to give permission to our colleagues to operate in the social space. I've done presentations and chats with … Continue reading Versatility rocks!
This weekend, I’ve had a sort of epiphany. It is January after all, so no better time! I read a piece on Friday night about social media and PR metrics in 2016 by the guru of all things both, Stephen Waddington. Regardless of whether you read on from here, you really should read the post! … Continue reading Metrics, goals and a January epiphany
This morning I attended a session of the Digital and Social Media Leadership Forum in which we heard all about IBM Watson - a cognitive system enabling a new partnership between people and computers. That's the official explanation - but in simple Keith-type language, it's a bunch of apps and systems that when you piece it all … Continue reading Computers taking over the world?