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B2B Social Media: do’s and don’ts

I invited Adrian Cordiner (who founded DigitalRhinos) to write a post about B2B social media for us today.

Do’s and don’ts of social media for B2B companies


For business to business marketing campaigns, you really want to get it right the first time. How you engage with your audience online shows how much or how little you actually understand your audience. Social media for B2B takes analysis and strategy, and like everything else in marketing, … Read the rest

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Digital Stories: Unlocking Online Video’s Narrative Power

I invited Joseph O’Brien—a writer with an interest in media and technology—to write a post for us about online video and storytelling.

Once upon a time…more like Once upon a click: video narratives are increasingly the medium in which people choose to tell their brand stories. The power of narrative storytelling transcends different media, but storytelling and video particularly thrive in the digital marketplace. The power of online video as endlessly interactive and Read the rest

Brand


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Coca-Cola Contour Bottle Turns 100 This Year

This year, Coca-Cola’s iconic contour bottle celebrates its 100th anniversary. Back in 1915, the Root Glass Company developed the bottle design after the Coca-Cola Company asked a number of manufacturers to develop a design that would make it more distinctive. Specifically, the company asked manufacturers to create a design that wasn’t just distinctive—it had to be so distinctive that it could be recognized only by touch and still recognized visually even after it … Read the rest

Introduction to Corporate Eye


Paul talks about benchmarking, how some companies focus on the wrong things, and our approach, which provides tangible strategies that go beyond best practice for the things that matter to you.

Transcript

4:32 minutes

 

Careers


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Recruitment Marketing: Discovering Talent


I invited Ron Stewart, who runs the Jobs4Group, to write a post for us today on recruitment marketing.

What is Recruitment Marketing And How Can It Help Your Business?

Have you ever posted job offers on social media or set up a campaign to attract candidates to your business? If so, then you may have inadvertently tried your hand at recruitment marketing. When a company is looking to sell a job vacancy to the public, … Read the rest

Corporate governance


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Corporate Reputation: Speaking Up

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”
Thomas Burke

Nobody plans to become a whistleblower.

But sometimes someone finds out that something unethical, immoral, illegal or inappropriate is happening in their workplace or industry sector, and feels that they must report it.

This is a difficult and stressful activity particularly if they need to report something being done by a colleague or employer. Whistleblowers risk losing … Read the rest

Corporate social responsibility


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Promoting CSR & Employee Volunteer Programs

I invited Hattie James to write a post for us about employee volunteer programmes. Hattie has experience in building an employee volunteer program, and is interested in how they can help with recruiting as well as corporate social responsibility.

Over to you, Hattie!

The concept of social responsibility is key for corporations. For many organizations, it can make or break public relations, profits, even the company’s existence. Today, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is just as … Read the rest

 

Investor


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Making the case for investment

The Tale of the Big Why

I’d like to start this blog entry with a request for money. What’s that? You want to know why I want money. Well, I’m looking for investors in my business. What’s that again? You want me to make an investment case. No problem. If you just head over to my company website, you’ll find… hold on a moment.

It’s unlikely that anyone would play down the significance of the … Read the rest

Media


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Online Newsroom Essentials: Press Releases

Ever remember handing out a bulging folder packed with all your company’s details, press releases, and bios, called a ‘press kit’? Well the good news is, no-one has to lug around those heavy folders any more.

The Digital Switchover

Since the digital age is upon us, press kits as we know them have changed immensely, moving into an online format now known as a ‘newsroom’. The beauty of this new format is that, not only … Read the rest

All stakeholders


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Are you referendum-ready?

Based in the UK?

Exactly how will your company be affected by the result of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU—whichever way it goes?

This is going to be a big issue over the next year or so, depending on when the date of the vote is set to be. It may even be this summer, according to comment over the weekend, which means less time to prepare than you might think… … Read the rest

 

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