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Twitter Love isn't a marketing strategy - CEO lessons from a year in social media

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They say that CEOs and social media is like watching your parents dance! So it was with some trepidation that I renewed my career as a blogger a year ago. I thought I’d report back a year on.

They say that CEOs and social media is like watching your parents dance!  So it was with some trepidation that I renewed my career as a blogger a year ago.  I thought I’d report back a ye

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Ethos & culture at Sift

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Sift is a strong believer in parties, with its summer sports events, out of work teams and drinks at the end of the week; but the Sift ethos is much more. At the latest quarterly company meeting, I presented my thoughts on the Sift ethos, which I’m giving a wider airing here.

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Four years of Drupal at Sift

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I've been meaning to write something about Sift and Drupal for a while, but James Skinner, MD of SiftGroups got there first, so this is 95% his piece, with just a few tweaks from me.

I've been meaning to write something about Sift and Drupal for a while, but James Skinner, MD of SiftGroups got there first, so this is 95

The Apprentice – a business remake!

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The Apprentice is the closest thing we’ve got to engaging business TV, but it could be so much better. Here’s how it could be more relevant, more interesting, more educational and more engaging.

The Apprentice is the closest thing we’ve got to engaging business TV, but it could be so much better.  Here’s how it could be more relevant, more interesting, more educational and more engagi

The challenge of building AccountingWEB into a global digital publishing brand

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Whilst preparing my slides for the Specialist Media Conference last month, I reflected on the differing fortunes of the three AccountingWEB country brands that we created over ten years ago, which started from the same premise, but now look, feel and behave very differently.

Whilst preparing my slides for the Specialist Media Conference last month (where I presented a case study on Accoun

How should government best support entrepreneurial small business

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Some thoughts following my involvement in three recent government minister visits to Bristol

I’ve participated in three government minister visits to Bristol recently.  Last month it was a breakfast seminar run by Business West for a few local businesses to meet Alan Lewis the Conserv

Networking lessons from 15 years at Sift

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Over the years, many of Sift’s clients and business relationships have come from my personal networking. This post summarises my networking approach.

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Online publishing is community publishing

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Ben Heald argues that publishers will have to properly involve the community in all decisions; otherwise, they’ll risk losing its patronage!

In a blog post on The Media Briefing

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An elected mayor for Bristol?

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Jaya Chakrabarti has been encouraging me to come out with my support for the campaign for an elected major for Bristol for a while, so here goes . . .

Like many regional cities, Bristol has come a long way since the 80s when I was a student here.  It’s not just all the development around the harbour and Queen’s Square though, but generally t

Taking the pulse of the UK publishing industry at Media Briefing’s Paywall Strategies conference

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My thoughts after a fascinating day last Thursday at Media Briefing's conference on paywall strategies.

Last Thursday, I attended the first conference from Rory Brown and Neil Thackray’s new business Media Briefing on paywall strate

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