Tag Archives: ipadio

Twestival – a focus on Belfast

21 Mar

Developing a social media communications strategy

10 Feb

I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who attended my workshop at Melcrum’s Social Media Conference (#MelcrumSMC) yesterday. I really enjoyed sharing social communication thoughts as well as hearing about some of the successes and issues you’re experiencing with developing your social media approach at work.

As promised, I wanted to share the slides I used as quickly as possible. As mentioned, I’d be very happy to continue any conversations on here, twitter, linked in – or of course over the phone or in person. Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

I’ll continue to share thoughts as I tweet and blog my way through today’s conference presentations. So, back soon…

Melcrum Social Media Conference is finally here

8 Feb

Melcrum Social Media Conference – Ismayeel Syed interview

27 Jan

With just two weeks to go, here’s the final ipadio interview I’ve done with all the speakers for Melcrum’s Social Media Conference. The interviews include; James Bennett, Melcrum’s Head of Content, on the benefits of attending the conference; Euan Semple, our keynote speaker for the event; Pete Stevenson, Creative Director at The Edge, on employee generated videos; Lee Bryant, Co-founder of Headshift, on integrating social media into intranet communications; Louise McGregor from ING Group on introducing social media guidelines; Helen Farrar from Virgin Media on using social media to give employees a voice and, yesterday, Geoff Timblick from Vodafone on using a variety of social media platforms to get people talking.
Today, I spoke to Ish Syed who’s a Senior Technical Authority from Aviva World. Ish talks about how they’ve taken social media to a whole new level by using audio and video broadcasts as well as employee generated content. During the interview, as well as sharing advice on producing a detailed business case, he gives some useful tips and tricks when asking employees to get involved in producing their own content.
Once again, we had some great questions coming in from Twitter, which Ish answers during the interview. A big thanks to @GLABChung and @oddsocks07 for sending them in.

Melcrum Social Media Conference – Geoff Timblick interview

26 Jan

Only two weeks until Melcrum’s Social Media Conference and here’s my penultimate speaker interview. So far, I’ve interviewed; James Bennett, Melcrum’s Head of Content, on the benefits of attending the conference; Euan Semple, our keynote speaker for the event; Pete Stevenson, Creative Director at The Edge, on employee generated videos; Lee Bryant, Co-founder of Headshift, on integrating social media into intranet communications; Louise McGregor from ING Group on introducing social media guidelines and Helen Farrar on using social media to give employees a voice.
Today, I spoke to Geoff Timblick, Vodafone’s Group Internal Comms Manager for New Media. Geoff talks about the variety of social media platforms they’ve developed at Vodafone to get their people talking. And he gives an insight into some of the valuable tips and tricks he’ll be sharing with all delegates attending the conference. I love Geoff’s reference to the Field of Dreams quote absolutely not applying “build it and they [he] will come” but it being more like “don’t build it and they’ll do it anyway”!
We had some great questions coming in from Twitter and LinkedIn, which Geoff answers during the interview. A big thanks to @mike737373, @Lkmcn1, @panchilanzas and Victoria on LinkedIn for sending them in.

Tomorrow afternoon, I’ll be interviewing Ishmayeel Syed from Aviva Group on how they’re using video at Aviva.
If you’ve got any questions for Ish or any of the other speakers, do drop me a comment on this blog or tweet me. Thanks

Melcrum Social Media Conference – Helen Farrar interview

20 Jan

Here’s the next in my series of interviews for Melcrum’s Social Media Conference. So far, I’ve interviewed James Bennett, Melcrum’s Head of Content, on the benefits of attending the conference, Euan Semple, our keynote speaker for the event, Pete Stevenson, Creative Director at The Edge, on employee generated videos, Lee Bryant, Co-founder of Headshift, on integrating social media into intranet communications and Louise McGregor from ING Group on introducing social media guidelines.

Today, I spoke to Helen Farrar from Virgin Media about how they’re using social media to give employees a voice. Helen talks through how they’ve achieved this by maximising their open and honest Virgin culture to help employees feel more comfortable about social communication.
We had some great questions coming in from Twitter, which Helen answers during the interview. A big thanks to @GLABChung, @C4Crevealed and @darrenwhitelaw for sending them in.

On Monday at 2pm, I’ll be interviewing Ishmayeel Syed from Aviva Group on how they’re using video at Aviva.

If you’ve got any questions for Helen or any of the other speakers, do drop me a comment on this blog or tweet me. Thanks

Melcrum Social Media Conference – Louise McGregor interview

19 Jan

It’s now only three weeks until Melcrum’s Social Media Conference, and I’m continuing with my series of interviews with all the speakers and workshop leaders. So far, I’ve interviewed James Bennett, Melcrum’s Head of Content, on the benefits of attending the conference, Euan Semple, our keynote speaker for the event, Pete Stevenson, Creative Director at The Edge, on employee generated videos and Lee Bryant, Co-founder of Headshift, on integrating social media into intranet communications.
Today, I spoke to Louise McGregor from ING Group – Louise manages ING’s web expert centre and has extensive experience in implementing social media guidelines.
In this interview, Louise talks through some of the things they’re doing in addition to introducing guidelines, such as educating their employees. She also touches on some of the risks they face and how to mitigate these.
We had some great questions coming in from Twitter, which Louise answers during the interview. A big thanks to @JON1 and @mklein818 for sending them in.

Tomorrow, at 2pm, I’ll be interviewing Helen Farrar from Virgin Media on how they’re using social media to give employees a voice.

If you’ve got any questions for Helen or any of the other speakers, do drop me a comment on this blog or tweet me. Thanks