Planning for and Managing a Social Media Crisis

As the use of social media increases (and it does daily) we are all faced with the need to regularly scan the spectrum of social media and know what people are saying about us. This is so we engage in deeper and more meaningful dialogue that helps focus our...

Social Media And Leadership

A fascinating blog article in PR week, looks at how leaders can use social media as part of their communications. Maybe some interesting parallels for church communicators also. NHS Employers is also running a campaign aiming to drive a permissive use to social media in the NHS called #NHSEngage, which I...

Were Getting More Social!

To accompany the announcement of a news submission facility and launch of a mobile web-app, the Durham Diocese News Service DDNewsroom has just added Instagram to its list of social media services. The new Instagram profile which you can find here: http://instagram.com/ddnewsroom will carry pictures and video clips...

Keeping up with the #Trends

Social media news gathering, reporting and distribution is increasingly important in how we handle church communications, both inside our church community and increasingly out into the wider community.Trying to keep up with the latest trends in social media (as applied to news gathering and journalism) is the basis of...

Talk To Us … Talk To Your Communities

Sitting in the clergy Induction Day at Carter house today (Thursday 24th October) got me thinking. Over the last year or so we have added a number of communication tools to allow us to reach out to communities outside of the Diocesan and likewise inside also. These tools are available...

Social Media What’s Trending

“Social Media a force for NEWS as debated at #BBCSocial conference of media and communications professionals yesterday. Church communicators take note: full story here” With an expert panelists from Broadcast News, Online News Makers and conventional printed media, the debate covered topics a broad as ‘security and...