"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?
Earlier this week, I spoke at the Getting Results from Social Media and PR conference at a great facility at One America Square in the centre of London. The panel I was on was about "How to Secure Senior Stakeholder Buy-In With Comprehensive, Practical Tools & Methods To Measure & Prove The Value Of Your … Continue reading Let’s talk about results!
Public speaking - easy isn’t it?? Over the next few weeks I have a number of speaking engagements lined up. I've done loads of speaking (in rugby meetings) or media interviews but never actually about what I do or how we do it at Zurich. But, I'm hoping the basics are there, but as ever, … Continue reading Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking…
Unashamedly, today's Blogtober Blog is brought to you by Proud Daddy Inc. Today was Seth's first rugby festival in the U7s team he's in. They've never played properly before outside of their training on a Sunday morning, but today is (hopefully) the first of many. Coming the morning after the night before (a slightly smug … Continue reading Proud Daddy blog – #Blogtober 4
Given we're still near the start of Blogtober, Ive been thinking about the sorts of things I could/should blog about this month. I saw an infographic and blogpost a while back on Social Media Examiner giving some tips on blog post ideas and thought it’d be a good one to repost in summary. The sorts … Continue reading Blog ideas – ideal for Blogtober