April 19, 2013
Here is a dilemma for you – would you accept a friend request on Facebook from your boss?
On one hand you are a professional and want to keep it that way. On the other, if you declined the request, would there be repercussions at work?
A survey by Fierce, Inc, in the US of over 800 Facebook users revealed most succumb and accept a request from a manager, despite feeling uncomfortable. (more…)
February 12, 2013
Despite years as a Big Brother(BB)-free zone, this year I found myself captivated by the programme. There is a strange appeal in watching people and judging them. I guess many of you think there is little worse than watching BB, even fewer would consider being a contestant, yet how many of you allow yourself to be scrutinised by your online public? If you have signed up to Facebook, for example, you are probably being watched. (more…)
March 16, 2012
In a recent SM100 poll, buyers were asked whether they or their department used social media to help them with their day job. The results were evenly matched.
The boom in the use of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn is a revolution in instant communication and advocates swear by its effectiveness in connecting to wider communities of shared interests. For small businesses – particularly of professionals – it has become integrated into their daily life, and most now wouldn’t be without it (despite the occasional time-consuming over-indulgence). (more…)
March 15, 2011
The idea that sending a member of the royal family along on trade missions will dazzle hosts into signing deals is rather old-fashioned.
At the time of writing, Prince Andrew’s career as a trade envoy is hanging in the balance as we wait for the tabloids to do their worst/best. (more…)