The Gatehouse Blog: Dec 2008

Merry Christmas to you all

I am now formally winding down for a week or so to enjoy far too much rich food, Jack Daniels and bad TV. You’re now doubt doing the same – so can I take this opportunity to wish you all a fantastic festive break and a very happy new year. Enjoy!!

Merry Christmas to you all

I am now formally winding down for a week or so to enjoy far too much rich food, Jack Daniels and bad TV. You’re now doubt doing the same – so can I take this opportunity to wish you all a fantastic festive break and a very happy new year.  Enjoy!! L

Are you a communication separatist or unionist?

One of the sub-themes that has emerged at a number of conferences I’ve attended in the last few months has been that old chestnut of integration – ensuring a joined-up approach to internal and external communications, PR and reputation management. A handful of speakers I’ve seen have predicted an increase over the next few years […]

Are you a communication separatist or unionist?

One of the sub-themes that has emerged at a number of conferences I’ve attended in the last few months has been that old chestnut of integration – ensuring a joined-up approach to internal and external communications, PR and reputation management. A handful of speakers I’ve seen have predicted an increase over the next few years […]

Social network analysis – getting beyond the organisational chart

Hearing Leandro Herrero’s passionate key note session on Viral Change at the CIPR conference back in September has renewed my interest in social network analysis (SNA) or, as it’s sometimes called, organisational network mapping. The premise behind SNA is simple – that organisations don’t work as shown on the traditional organisational chart and that instead […]

Social network analysis – getting beyond the organisational chart

Hearing Leandro Herrero’s passionate key note session on Viral Change at the CIPR conference back in September has renewed my interest in social network analysis (SNA) or, as it’s sometimes called, organisational network mapping. The premise behind SNA is simple – that organisations don’t work as shown on the traditional organisational chart and that instead […]

Don't get exposed at the office party – a timely warning

The other week I was flicking through the News of the World, as you do, and was mildly amused by a two page piece focused on the [alleged] sordid antics of a handful of employees of the UK banking group HBOS. I didn’t think about it much at the time, but more damning coverage followed […]

Don't get exposed at the office party – a timely warning

The other week I was flicking through the News of the World, as you do, and was mildly amused by a two page piece focused on the [alleged] sordid antics of a handful of employees of the UK banking group HBOS. I didn’t think about it much at the time, but more damning coverage followed […]

Twitter – a great introduction and examples

When I run seminar sessions on social media I’m often asked to explain what Twitter is and how it can be used by communicators. So I was delighted to stumble upon this excellent post from Copywrite Ink in the US – a great introduction together with lots of good examples of how it is currently […]

Twitter – a great introduction and examples

When I run seminar sessions on social media I’m often asked to explain what Twitter is and how it can be used by communicators. So I was delighted to stumble upon this excellent post from Copywrite Ink in the US – a great introduction together with lots of good examples of how it is currently […]