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Social Media Business Strategy? Send a Letter to Santa

December 7, 2011


This weekend I decided to find an alternative Christmas movie to kick start some festive cheer. The result of which is my conclusion that Santa must have had a hand in the creation of Social Media platforms. Why? because Santa Claus had the same idea in 1947. For one reason or another, The Miracle on […]

All-weather jobs

July 8, 2011


What is the worst job in the UK when it rains? Inspired by the glum weather today and this man’s efforts outside my window to trim hedges whilst soaked to the skin, I would like to share my own experience. A few summers ago I worked for a charity as a ‘Face-to-Face’ fundraiser. This is […]

Mexican drug cartels: what are they? And what do they do?

May 27, 2011


Most of the drugs that are sold in the US are imported via Mexico. Mexican president Felipe Calderon started tackling the drug cartel problem in his country after coming to power in 2006. But the US isn’t helping Mexico with its war on drugs. Therefore Mexican cartel bosses keep supplying the world with illegal drugs. […]

Social Media Summit verdict: Touch screens are a blessing

May 23, 2011


There weren’t many agreements made between contributors at the BBC’s Social Media Summit (SMS) but all who did attend can be thankful for the noiseless calm of touch screen phones and tablet computers. Sat amongst the crowd in a cramped, sweaty room you could easily have gotten the impression that the whole event was nail […]

Now we’ve calmed down a little – here’s some post-Royal Wedding analysis

May 3, 2011


Now that we (the UK) have calmed down a little following the excitement and furore surrounding the Royal Wedding, look back at the coverage given to the event by many in the media and tell me we haven’t stepped back in time 100 years. I do not mean in a good way – I’ve got […]

A meerkat’s view of the Royal Wedding at London Zoo

May 2, 2011


Where do flash mobs start? Q&A with Morph-man organiser

April 6, 2011


The London 2011 Pillow Fight attracted twice the number of people as the previous year. But what organisation does it take for a ‘flash mob’ to come together? I put questions to Morph-man aka the co-organiser and participant of International Pillow Fight Day in London and flash mobs in and around London every year. You […]