Circular Halo in St Lucia

At lunch time today at The Body Holiday (the amazing St Lucia Spa Fitness & Wellness Vacation / Holiday destination) Andrew, Craig and I witnessed a High Sun Parhelic circle alternatively known as a Circular Halo According to wikipedia it is formed by the refraction of sunlight through cloud suspended ice crystals rather than raindrops. I had my doubts about the ice crystals as the...

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Man Utd ban players from Twitter

Manchester United banned its players from Twitter. The accounts of Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, and Darren Fletcher have already been removed as the club attempts to control the flow of news from the locker room and prevent players speaking out of turn. In September 2009, striker Wayne Rooney ranked as one of the football’s most prolific twitter-users, with 22,200 followers...

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Reputation empowerment with Employee involvement

We are ‘living’ more and more in the online world. Businesses are now aware that for them to truly interact with their target audiences they must build and maintain an online presence through social media, rather than just via online advertising. This applies to large, blue chip multinationals and ‘local’ SMEs alike, and has been addressed by many companies with varying degrees of success. With a...

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A framework for kids, parents and educators

In an age where young people are connecting with their friends online every day, access to the internet and online communications services is no longer a privilege for the few that can afford it; it is now part of every young person’s daily life. As CEO of a digital agency, and a parent myself, I’ve always been vocal about the need...

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Facebook for Celebrity Kids

Last night over dinner I was asked by a prominent friend of mine if he should let his kids go on Facebook. At first, this may not appear to be such a dilemma, but when he told me why he was concerned, it was easy to understand his reasons for being so cautious. It's an interesting dilemma. Children should be...

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Thoughts on the UK DMA’s 2009 Client Email survey.

Each email an organisation sends to its' customers forms part of that brand's reputation; not just those thought of as email marketing. What does the customer think about the email confirming a purchase? How about the emails answering questions post purchase? Do organisations even think of these as part of their brand building? Organisations know their email marketing is operationally important,...

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Naked gun cop shows why employers like The Met need to do more to educate staff on the impact of their online behaviour

What an employee posts online, even in a personal guise, can have direct implications for their employer. This is a problem that we’ve seen before, from naked policeman in public sector organisations like The Met to offensive retail staff in Currys and PC World, and it’s a problem we can expect to see time and time again unless businesses start taking a proactive approach to...

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Wiki-bullying may put you behind bars

Have a beef with someone? Why it's time to wise up on Wikipedia Wiki-bullying is at the top of the news agenda following the revelation that the Tower of London has suspended two beefeaters as part of a harassment investigation of its first female Yeoman Moira Cameron, with resulting implications for the legal system that will directly affect cases brought to court. Wiki-bullying could result in criminal...

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Maximise the UK’s £1.4bn Twitter time

I keep hearing an old refrain that I was reminded of in an article in today’s Financial Times – “Twittering Workers Cost Businesses £1.4bn.” Oh yeah. All that time spent on social media at work. Shockingly, the article found the average person spends 40 minutes a week on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook (my casual observation is that this is an understatement) and...

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Reputation Management Book Inspiration

Wide awake at 4 in the morning for the third night in a row, I knew the idea that was niggling at me wasn’t going to go away. I’d have to see it through. I was inspired to put pen to paper - that's quite a challenge for me, as the team I work with know; my dyslexia makes it a challenge to write...

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