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Should social media be allowed at work? February 2, 2017

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With employees ‘wasting’ up to a third of their day being distracted with things like social media, office chat, going online in work hours, I was asked to comment this week in Times supplement, Raconteur on whether social media should be allowed at work. What do you think?

We don’t limit what our teams can and cannot do when it comes to social media, web surfing or office chat. We think they should be grown up enough to know how to manage their time and distractions without a rule book. In the service industry, our work hours and projects are rarely predictable so there has to be ebb and flow to balance the demands we will ask of our teams to deliver projects.

We use social media a lot for our clients so there is a natural need to spend time being involved to understand the changes, the content and what competitors are doing. The one thing we do ask is that in meetings, phones are not on the table as the clarion call of the notification bombardment is overwhelmingly distracting and you need to present and attentive to ensure meetings are effective and timely.

 

 

 

Soundbites from MediaPost OMMA London Panel: Channels, channels and more channels. April 12, 2014

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I was invited to be a panellist at Mediapost’s OMMA London conference on 2 April. The panel was Channels, Channels and More Channels with a large focus on mobile and video content. Although you’re welcome to watch the 45 minutes in full here, I’ve done a little deck of the soundbites from me just for fun.

 

 

Pheed me January 2, 2013

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I’ve been hearing a lot about Pheed of late so thought I’d better check it outPheed is aimed at making your social media life a lot easier and simpler. Rather than having Twitter for texts, Instagram for photos, Viddy for videos, Soundcloud for sound, etc., Pheed allows you to do all of the above, in one simple and easy-to-use platform. I’ve not Phed the Pheed* yet myself but I’ve snooped around and I like it. I especially like the built-in subscription to channels to monetize from the off. Not that anyone would pay for my shizzle but for brands and the trend to becoming content creators, owners and distributors, this could be one to watch. 

*I’m sure there will be other Ph related terms much as there was much Twonking about with Twitterisms. Would love your Pheedback on what you think. See what I did there?

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(Thanks to Chrysta for the heads up. I have not been paid for this blog post.)

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