Social Media: Let-s (Not) Have A Debate

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The Internet is all things to all people – for better or worse: playground of psychotic beheaders, assorted fetishists, pop fans, predators and groomers, politicians and phishers, wannabes, bargain hunters, genealogists, purveyors of bland company PR puff  – and your Gran; who wants to know what the nagging pest is that’s sucking the sap on her… Read more.

Some Of The Characters You@ll Meet On LinkedIn

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The Big Blanket:  Ego Tweets – all of ‘em.  I’m social media – Me.  No sense of irony; no sense of humour; no sense of time and place.  Buying coffee; on the train; conferences; bars; in a meeting and hey it’s raining… Well I never! The Company Blanket:  The Big Game Hunter.  The HR stalker.  Just… Read more.

Am I A Brand?

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Do you see yourself as a brand?  A neatly packaged product tailored for public consumption.  An objectified individual subject to the same processes of definition, simplification, promotion, enhancement, projection and – if necessary – damage limitation as applied to anything from a new shampoo to a more complex financial product. Oh how we laughed when… Read more.

Andrex Strikes A Bum Note

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Not content with showing us their puppies Andrex is getting down to the nitty-gritty of dietary fibre and how the nation wipes.  The latest attempt to inveigle brand awareness into the last few nooks and crannies of everyday life that remain untouched is ultimately a non-(t)issue of false hysteria. The numbest of bum steers. Showing… Read more.

The Heart Of Darkness And Hot Desks…

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Scene Three… The reviews are in and they’re mixed.  Alright, alright; I failed miserably to inject any tension…  I admit it, there’s precious little blogarhythm.  I’ve given it the best I’ve got: writer’s block, imaginary Polish builders; a pizza that refuses to go honourably and a shiny suit – weddings and funerals only – that… Read more.