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A lawyers' guide to social media

An in-depth look at Twitter

Beginner's guide to social media advertising

8 essential social media tools

23 tools to create images for social media

Social resharing strategies

A day in the life of a social media manager

The perfect Facebook page

71 ways to write a social media update

Guide to Twitter cards

30 little-known features of popular social media sites

10 cool tools

59 free twitter tools

The internet in real time

Social media policy - A big list

61 best social media tools for small business

Digital engagement cookbook

Why presentations suck

How a comms team could look in 2014

CIPR guide to social media monitoring

10 reasons why councils should embrace Facebook

7 creative Twitter campaigns

Google analytics quick guide

11 tips for more effective online surveys

10 skills the PR pro of 2022 must have

What does it mean to be human in social media?

Digital content standards guide

how to do twitter

twitter sizes and dimensions cheat sheet

50 top tools for social media monitoring

Introducing Yammer to your org

10 reasons to quit your job in 2013

105 Twitter apps for comms people

18 free tools for pr and comms people

the public leader's dilemma: how to become a social organisation

the 3 w's of twitter

social media infographic flowchart

creating digital content for comms

social media integration survey results

28 brilliant social media resources from the University of Warwick

the public are much more reasonable than the media

glasto for geeks

the next web of open, linked data (youtube)

what's an unconference?

top twitter analytics tools

taking your slide deck to the next level

u.s. army social media handbook is here

cipr supports prsa 'pr defined' initiative

how to improve local government communications

econsultancy state of social media report 2011

research: twitter drives more traffic to press releases than facebook

how to respond to criticism online

using digital channels effectively

12 Commandments for Local Government News

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Wednesday
Nov262014

a pile of useful stats for scottish comms people 

This week we spoke in Scotland to an audience of public sector communications people. Here are some stats as to why it's a really good place to be working in comms and PR right now.

by Dan Slee

If you are in Scotland and working in public sector communications you are the envy if your peers from across the UK. 

Why?

For a start, you stage large scale elections where large numbers of people turn out to vote without the shadow of hanging chads.

But you also have more people in Scotland consuming the media TV, radio, web, social media than anywhere else in the UK.

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Saturday
Nov222014

the comms2point0 unawards: the story so far

The inaugural comms2point0 UnAwards take place in December in Birmingham. Here's a quick update on the story so far, and details of how you can get involved...

by Darren Caveney

First off, we wanted to repeat our huge and genuine thank you to everyone who has shown interest, entered awards, talked so positively and shared the love for the inaugural comms2point0 UnAwards.

We are very, very grateful.

As a result, it means that you have created the most popular comms industry awards in the UK this year*

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Tuesday
Nov182014

one rogue reporter screening 

Heard the one about the tabloid reporter who had had enough? And then quit? And then made a film doorstepping newspaper editors to give them a taste of their own medicine? Rich Peppiatt is that man and there is a special screening in Birmingham.

By Alan Taman

One Rogue Reporter is the result: a 90-minute film which mercilessly and hilariously uses that irony to raise crucial questions about the graceless fall of the Red-Tops. About press freedom, privacy, and ethics in journalism. Questions which every journalist who claims to have a conscience (ie, is human) should be asking. As should every PR, because what happens in journalism echoes for (some would say is generated because of) PR.

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Tuesday
Nov182014

some crowdsourced social media guidance we helped shape

When I left local government six months ago I said that this was to do more in local government and the public sector.

by Dan Slee

Every week being full-time on comms2point0 has been quite literally an adventure. One of the adventures was to write social media guidance for part of the public sector that is struggling with it. Health and Wellbeing Boards are where the NHS, charities and councils come together to make billions of pounds of spending decisions.

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Saturday
Nov152014

unawards update: shortlist announced tuesday at 11.59pm 

We thought the unawards would throw up some good stuff. We just didn't guess just how much good stuff. 

by Dan Slee, Darren Caveney and Emma Rodgers

If we were American we would be saying right now that the lovely wonderful comms2point0 community are 'awesome.'

We may also be busy high fiving people and 'whooping' very loudly.

But then again the three of us have drunk an awful lot of coffee since the deadline to the comms2pint0 unawards passed on November 12.

Let's just say we were taken aback at the entries. There was the small total of 202 landing into our inboxes. That's 202. TWO HUNDRED AND TWO. We've spent around 50 hours reading, logging, grading and shortlisting.

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