Blog Tip #1 – The Why? Measurement, motivation and me

It may surprise you to learn that as a ‘more occasionally than I would like’ blogger and lets face it ‘occasionally lapsed’ blogger (according to my chum Robert Rose)  I am asked for advice about blogging, but this week I was. I’ve read so many tips about blogging over the years, some I’ve learned from..

Klout; your score is 100 MILLION

Like just about anyone and everyone who writes about social media, I am going to jump in with a point of view on the reports that Klout will be acquired for $100m by Lithium. I’ve written about Klout before, back in 2011 in this post “They don’t want your name, just your number” and my..

Social Media; The new “it’s not what you know”?

A lot is written about the risks your social media presence can have on your current or future career, the ill advised Facebook photo, a slightly ranty tweet or a staring role on YouTube – that uneasy feeling that big brother Google is indexing a big data catalogue of all of our lives. Yes, yes..

If You Love Your Content, Set it Free!

I’m sitting on my deck, the sun is out, I have a cup of tea resting on the broad arm of my adirondack chair. After a cheery wave to my neighbour, with my favoured mobile device in hand, I am indulging myself in a long overdue catch-up with my RSS feeds on a fine Saturday morning. Contented..

Email as a Mobile Engagement Strategy?

I have found this great app for my iPhone. It’s a great newsreader, it pushes essential blog posts so I can catch up even when disconnected, it connects me to Twitter and Facebook, I can collaborate with my colleagues, I can submit blog posts, jot down notes that get stored in the cloud and can..

If You Get Social Media Engagement; Say My Name..

Last week I had a splendid experience flying British Airways. I am shallow enough to admit that on this occasion “splendid experience” does indeed include an upgrade, but it doesn’t always with BA. I am also not naive enough to know that my nice treatment is not down to my smile, but the commercial reality..

Personality goes a long way….

In this post I would like to explore personality in content marketing and the digital customer experience, but I am going to start with my kettle. Moving into a new house from the UK, we found ourselves needing a new kettle. Not much in that, I’m English, I drink tea, so I am bound to..

Is the C in CXM actually Credibility?

I don’t often talk directly about my day to day work here on this blog, but I’ve just come back from a management team meeting and as we discussed our messaging and our own customer engagement journey, I found myself using a simple word time and time again and it was credibility. This then got..

That Great Blog You Used to Write

This week I was at Gilbane Boston and as I gorged on the bountiful smorgasbord of ‘key takeaways’, inspirational quotes and great conversation at this CMS industry love-in – I was disarmed by possibly the quote of my week. As I sought out my buddies Robert Rose and Scott Liewehr for mentioning me and my blog..