myth

The flexible working myth

So this week I am staying away from social media, but looking to gauge responses on topics for staff retention and candidate attraction. Leave a comment below and share what you think about flexible working! This is a sore spot for many people the world over, flexible working, or indeed the fantasy of flexible working.…

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thorpe

3 social media essentials from the Thorpe Park experience

Back in November last year, the amazing Marketing Director at Thorpe Park, Jason Wills, joined the Social Speakeasy to tell us how he drives the success of his social activity. The insights were so valuable that I thought it was worth revisiting. And in particular highlighting three central points focused on balancing detailed planning and…

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tube

Don’t be struck down by the #tubestrike!

Social media has been bringing humour into a somewhat dismal situation as commuters take to social media, specifically Twitter, in the wake of the London tube strikes. Surprisingly the sentiment has not been quite as negative as expected. I’m sure many of you have seen signs of chaos, with endless queues of commuters attempting their…

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The Rise of the SYBAW Smart Young and Bored At Work

The Rise of the SYBAW (Smart, Young and Bored At Work)

Call them what you like, Generation Me, the Lost Generation but they remain top of the lust-list for advertisers and companies alike. This new sub-demographic spawned from Generation Y can be described as “the most sophisticated and therefore the most important media consumer that the planet has even known”, and appealing to their interests means…

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Social media from a sociological perspective

Who should own social media within a business?

It’s not like we haven’t been here before pondering this troublesome question… Social media ownership has been a much debated topic over the past few years and it remains extremely pertinent as social media marketing matures, platform demographics shift and customer behaviours evolve. Unfortunately there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach or magic solution. Social media is…

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Recruitment in 2014 mobile and content

Recruitment in 2014, mobile and content

Recruiters have taken social media by the horns and well and truly learnt its power to connect them with candidates in a totally new and exciting way. Although it is bringing much success for some, it’s not for all. 2014 will be the year that, finally, recruiters globally will fully understand the power that social…

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