CIPR Digital Impact Conference – 24 May

17 05 2010

There is a great digital PR conference lined up at the CIPR in London next week which I’m thrilled to be taking part in.   It takes place next Monday 24th May at the CIPR HQ in Russell Square, WC1.

Understanding and using digital channels should be part of what all of in public relations do, every day.  This one-day conference provides an opportunity to discuss ideas, hear the thoughts of some of the industry’s leading practitioners in digital PR and will show practical examples of how companies have successfully embraced social media.

The eminent list of speakers is as follows:

Paul Armstrong – Director of Social Media, Kindred

Drew Benvie – Managing Director, 33 Digital

Daljit Bhurji – Managing Director, Diffusion

Amanda Brown – Head of PR, First Direct

Rob Brown – Managing Director, Staniforth

Steve Earl – Managing Director, Speed Communications

Russell Goldsmith – Digital Media Director, markettiers4dc

Katy Howell – Managing Director, Immediate Future

Marshall Manson – Director of Digital Strategy, Edelman

Kieron Matthews – Director of Marketing, Internet Advertising, Bureau

Julio Romo – Communications and Social Media Consultant, twofourseven

Philip Sheldrake – Chartered Engineer, Founder and Partner of Influence Crowd.

There are still a few places so if you think you might be interested don’t hesitate and book now.

Vince Cable, PR and the Smokefree Rooms

9 05 2010

I’ve posted before about the #invincecable campaign to highlight the superior qualifications to be Chancellor of the Exchequer held by one Vincent Cable Esquire.  The campaign has had various elements including a crowdflutter that almost halved the odds on Vince being the next Chancellor before William Hill suspended betting altogether.  There has been a twitter brainstorm and today is “Blog Vince Day”. Now that there is hung parliament and in a week when the PR on most people’s lips is Proportional Representation, it is vital to remind people that the current economic conditions require the best man for the job, and not the best man to suit other political ambitions and agreements hatched in Smokefree rooms.

Make your voice heard blog, post comments tweet or email your new MPs to demand that Vince Cable be made chancellor.  It is his birthday after all.

ManageTwitter is Dead Long Live ManageFlitter

5 05 2010

Last week I posted about the threatened demise of the best application for managing twitter follow lists, the excellent ManageTwitter.  Well after a cease and desist order it has gone…sort of.  A search for Manage Twitter will bring up a remarkably similar site called ManageFlitter, brought to you by the makers of ManageTwitter.  Apparently one of the things that the masters of the microblog didn’t like was the infringement of their trade mark.

A few other things are different too.  There is no longer a tab that allows you to bulk unfollow users whose accounts may be dormant or who don’t follow you back.  This can still be done but you have to select individual check boxes or drag and select multiple icons.   The application isn’t quite as versatile as it used to be but hopefully the changes will have satisfied the head honchos in San Francisco as this is the most useful tool around for managing your account without spending hours checking the activity of individual followers.

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