Corporate Social Networks

British Gas #AskBG

Social media news is now regularly hitting the headlines on and offline, whether it be about the latest celebrity scandal, examples of online abuse or bullying, or when a well known brand does something either utterly brilliant… or inconceivably dumb. The subject matter? British Gas, or specifically #AskBG a Twitter chat that coincided with a major price [...]

Social Business Internship

WHATEVER GAME YOU’RE IN, SOCIAL BUSINESS IS GOING TO CHANGE IT Paid Internship Opportunity with Carve Consulting LLP, a social business consultancy We are Carve, a social business consultancy that helps organisations use social technologies to improve business performance.  In today’s networked economy, organisations need to engage their customers, their employees and their community in the creation of value. We [...]

The Professional Graph

When helping organisations become Social Businesses by getting closer to their customers, employees and industry trust agents /influencers, we use a model to describe the interplay between the social, interest and professional graphs. Instinctively we all maintain different types of social relationships: family and friends (the social graph), people who care about the things we [...]

Linkedin: Content, Context, Connections

Very interesting presentation from Linkedin, looking at the power of recommendations that drive key actions on the platform (driving connection requests, job applications, group joins). Linkedin is placing an increasing emphasis on content, with connections providing a social dimension (what is relevance to me / my professional graph), and context determining when and where a [...]

Social Business: how advanced is your organisation?

Based on research from 120 or so web strategists from large corporate companies, this research from Altimeter Group has some interesting content, not least the “Maturity level” test, enabling organisations to benchmark their current position. How Corporations Should Prioritize Social Business Budgets View more documents from Jeremiah Owyang

LinkedIn Signal

LinkedIn Signal should be available for most of you today. If you haven’t already seen it, it allows you to create live, dynamic searches for topics of interest to you – just like a twitter search for #socialmedia will show live conversations around so that topic, so you can now save relevant searches via Signal. [...]

The Social Collective Conference 2010

Our very own Paul Harrison is putting the finishing touches to his presention for tomorrow’s Social Collective Conference where he will be keynoting on social opportunities for brands in 2011. Paul will be discuss the tools and thinking that will shape how brands and customers use social media in the coming year: from location-based services [...]

Can you separate online, offline, professional and private social networks

This is an enlightening presentation for anyone who is involved in social networking by Paul Adams, a UX researcher from Google. Probably most relevant for someone who’s daily actions can be fairly consistently tracked on Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter and particularly those who want to keep their personal and professional lives separate online. The Real [...]

The State of LinkedIn : Latest (impressive) Figures.

Here’s a nice graph showing LinkedIn’s ( the world’s largest professional networking tool ) state today :

3 social media models – what’s right for your company?

In a great article from Advertising Age, Kunur Patel looks at the different social media models emerging in the corporate world: 1. Centralised – social media role functions at a senior level as used by Ford 2. Distributed – everyone in the organisation has a role in social media as seen at Best Buy 3. [...]