Social media’s part in your crisis comms plan

A lot of corporations have crisis communications plans. However many don’t yet incorporate social media platforms into their crisis planning. And that’s dangerous. First things first. What’s a crisis communications plan? It’s a plan that helps remind you of the steps to take during a crisis – which can include threats to life like a…

My social media wishlist

It’s not Christmas, it’s not even Christmas in July, but I have compiled a wishlist. It’s a wishlist for changes to some of my favourite social media platforms. I’m not asking for major changes that will shake things up. My wishes are just little tweaks that would make my experience of these platforms more enjoyable….

YouTube classics you must watch at least once in your life

Hi everyone. I’ve been having fun compiling a YouTube playlist of my favourite clips. I’ll use these in client presentations sometimes – but let’s face it, also on those days when I need a giggle. My playlist includes classics like the one below, by band Ok Go. It also includes adorable animal clips like Sneezing…

7 great ways for journalists to use social media

I recently spoke to a media outlet about some opportunities social media brings. It inspired me to write the quick list of social media ideas for journalists below: Join Facebook Pages that are relevant to your beat: emergency services, politics, not for profit, local government, the arts and so on. Get a feel for trends…

The Tweet TV Generation

When I watch TV, I have the remote control perched on one arm of my chair and my smartphone on the other. That’s because I love tweeting while watching television. (And clearly, I enjoy being in control). Tweeting while watching TV means I get to discuss the show with others, make new friendships and fill…

Facebook offers scheduled posts

For a long time, Facebook Page managers have wished for certain Facebook features that weren’t there. Today, one of them has been released. And that’s the ability to schedule a Facebook status update, so that it appears into the future. Scheduling status updates is something that social media dashboards like Hootsuite have been able to…