Saturday, 25 June 2011

Why take a pad and pen to a meeting?

I am often sniggered at when I go to various tech "meet-ups" by the geeks who often whip out their gadgets and furiously tap away as conversations develop, or speakers make it clear there will no hand-outs.

Little do they realise that those of us with just a smidge of creativity have an amazing opportunity to produce something never before seen and close to impossible to being copied - and yet everything they do has been done and will be copied...

Do I mind? Not in the slightest - I just smirk at their assumptions and lack of creativity.

When I talk about my creative streak, I mean the time I spent as an artist producing work that commanded £1000's, producing for exhibitions both group and solo. Can you tell I miss it?

I have a hankering, I need to make the time... and this time I fancy pen and ink:

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Sunday, 5 June 2011

Social Media Strategic Crisis Planning - Just do it!

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Over the past few years I have talked to a number of groups and individuals about how to prepare for a social media crisis (clearly avoiding it in the first place is the best preparation - and that mostly comes down to training and application...).

A guy I know has put together a great presentation of Stevie Koerner (the victim) and the Urban Outfitter disaster that recently shedded $millions off their share price and all over 4 or 5 days. Scott Douglas is a PR man (ex Journo) who not only gets social media but is teaching others how to embrace it and provide a brilliant return from its adoption; his business is Holyrood PR.

His presentation: