#use #hashtags #wisely

I get my social media streams funneled into my brain through five screens. Content comes in swiftly at a nice steady rate of about a tweet/post/second. Do not worry. If your content is remotely interesting, challenging, funny, edgy, groundbreaking or special… I will notice. I have a decent, well-equipped army of filters, aggregators, spam detectors …

Shakespeare on Social media

I recently bought a splendid 200 year old dusty leather bound edition of William Shakespeare. Nicely in time for the cold winter evenings. I can already see myself in my beloved Corbusier long chair, sipping some old Saint Estephe (a Château Phélan Ségur will do), listening to some  jazz… and reading those mighty old verses. …

Rainmaker

Guy Kawasaki pointed me to a brand new profession Chief Listener. Forget the fuzzy sweater, the inviting divan or the steaming pot of tea near the cozy fireplace. A Chief Listener listens online, looking if the brand that pays him/her gets mentioned somewhere. Lately online titles crack me up. Browsing through twitter biographies I find …

While in Rome, do like the Romans…

It’s almost funny. I met a distinguished communication specialist, -expensive suit, nicely groomed grey hair- rambling at a cocktail party a week ago. He gave his attentive audience some remarkable quotes… one of them being that “digital communication is a nice to have these days”. Nice to have. That is what he is counseling his …

TWEET UP WITH US!

This is a small reminder of our tweet up that will take place on Wednesday, June 23! During the teet up you will meet with the Porter Novelli digital experts including: Gary Stockman, Porter Novelli CEO John Havens, VP, Social Media at Porter Novelli and the author of the book, Tactical Transparency: How Leaders Can …

I could not care less if you get Social Media or not :-)

It must be a plague, or a disease. In any case it seems contagious. And freaking annoying. For some reason way too many people tell me they’re not into Social Media. They do not get it, do not need it, were never on it, will surely quit it soon. It makes their lives miserable; it …

“I AM RUNNING FOR KACPER” – A PROJECT THAT INSPIRES

Together with our Polish partner, Headlines Porter Novelli, we are supporting a wonderful project called “I am running for Kacper” initiated by a dad of a 1.5 year old boy, Kacper, who was born with an undeveloped left arm and no left hand. Dariusz Szwast, Kacper’s dad, is planning to run 750km (465 miles) across …

RADIO INTERVIEW: Belgian Politicians and Social Media

Here is me talking on Studio Brussel about Belgian politicians and their social media behavior 🙂 To listen, click on the image below (Dutch only, sorry guys!).

Sttt. Your kid is developing its skills…

I can feel your pain. Your teenager is a total weirdo, with wrong hair, beginning acne, white earbuds plugged in securely in its pointy ears. “It” eats no meat, and gazes all day to a computer screen while texting friends. No worries. You’re fine. The fruit of your love is not turning into a lonely socially …

Hiring Cyber Rambo…

Since people follow me in (in? through? on?) Social Media, life becomes increasingly complicated. O yes, facing multiple ethical dilemmas here. I do like interaction, sharing and even cynical or ironical snowball fights.  But would it be wrong to employ an expert hit-man to deal with all of the lunatics on social networks? I hear …