The end of a tw-era

OK, it’s time to draw a line under my Twitter venture. While I’ve enjoyed my stint as @itspaulkirby and learned a lot from it, it’s time to revert back to @paulkirby.

By way of explanation I’ve had a Twitter account @paulkirby since Jan 2009 and it’s fair to say I dabbled with it at first so […]

By |19th April 2011|Social media, Twitter|0 Comments

Celebrating my unofficial knighthood

I was genuinely moved when I got a brilliant testimonial out of the blue on Saturday morning.

By way of explanation, Apollo Blinds sends a Business of the Week email every Saturday morning to its network of franchisees to praise that week’s top performers. As well as the plaudits, each week’s winner gets a bottle of champagne.

This […]

By |28th March 2011|Email, Social media|0 Comments

What George Michael has taught us about social media

George Michael is the latest celeb to send the media into a frenzy because of his musings on Twitter.
Since his watercooler moment appearance on Comic Relief (go on, I know you wanna watch it again) he has tantalised with his tweets about a going back on the road after vowing never to do it again.

In […]

By |22nd March 2011|Facebook, Social media, Twitter|0 Comments

Buy George, 6% of shoppers purchase via social media

New marketing research has found that six per cent of shoppers have made purchases through social media campaigns and nine per cent now actively following brands online.

Researcher Shoppercentric found that the main reasons why shoppers connect with brands on social media platforms is:
– finding out something new (32%)
– for brands to connect with them (23%)
– […]

By |2nd March 2011|Facebook, Smart marketing, Social media, Twitter, YouTube|0 Comments

Can someone tell me the point of being a fake?

As a Wolves fan, imagine my delight when, out of the blue, I got a message saying that Molineux and England legend Steve Bull was following me on Twitter.
I spat out a mouthful of tea in shock and dropped everything to go onto Twitter and follow him back at @Stevie_Bull. I then read some of his tweets. And […]

By |25th February 2011|Social media, Twitter|0 Comments

Social media policies are no substitute for common sense

I agree with the National Association of Head Teachers’ (NAHT) stance in calling for strict guidelines on the use of social media sites such as Facebook by rookie teachers. After all, it’s only the same as any other organisation ensuring they have robust HR policies in place to deal with it.

But something about the NAHT’s announcement […]

By |14th February 2011|Facebook, Social media|0 Comments

Ballistic Bannatyne Dragon down Twitter?

If I was in Duncan Bannatyne’s shoes I think I’d be equally peed off with some scathing online reviews – but I don’t think using Twitter the way he has to fight fire with fire is the answer.

The TV Dragon reacted angrily to some very unkind remarks about one of his hotels on the review […]

By |27th January 2011|Social media, Twitter, Uncategorized|0 Comments

WAG scores Twitter own goal

Only yesterday I blogged about football players getting into hot water about comments on Twitter – and now it seems WAGs are getting in on the act.

In the latest episode of Twitter gaffs, Tottenham Hotspur midfielder David Bentley’s wife has been tweeting a tirade of expletives aimed at Spurs’ boss Harry Redknapp.

Kimberly Bentley vented her […]

By |5th January 2011|Social media, Twitter|0 Comments