Content and Context

In this digital media revolution, content has never been more important

Harnessing the power of social leadership and employee advocacy in the financial services sector

For the last 18 months, I’ve had the great privilege to work with BNP Paribas Securities Services across Asia Pacific, to inspire their talented employees to become active and engaged social leaders. I’ve worked with and for many companies, and I can say, hand on heart, this is the nicest group of professionals I have …

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100th LinkedIn blog, close to 1,000 blogs overall, a time for reflection

Today I publish my 100th LinkedIn blog, and I’m getting close to 1,000 published blogs since seriously kicking this journey off in 2009. Milestones are always a time for reflection, and so I thought it was worth sharing the great and not so great of what it’s like to lay it all out there on …

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How IBM APAC turned 500 employees into a social media and content army

I’m absolutely thrilled to share the success story of how building a social leadership culture can absolutely transform a business from the inside out. Hand on heart, it’s been the privilege of my career to work with the incredible professionals at IBM across Asia Pacific. Some of the smartest and most passionate people I’ve ever …

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Are you in content marketing? Then join ACMA

I am delighted to be the chairman of the Asia Content Marketing Association (ACMA), as we move into a new era as a professional Association. If you are interested in learning more about ACMA, check out the introductory Website, or you can also click here for the great coverage that appeared in Mumbrella Asia recently …

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I’m in marketing or communications, where should I focus my efforts?

None of us can deny that marketing and communication professionals are anything but overwhelmed by our roles today. What technology should we use? How do we shift our advertising efforts to get better results? How do I demonstrate revenue from our campaigns? Content marketing, what, why, how? Employee advocacy, how do I create a movement? …

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What is your Social Selling Index? Is it important?

Do you know what your LinkedIn Social Selling Index (SSI) is? Click on the link and it will automatically tell you the result. Super simple, I promise. Your SSI result is measured across four categories: Establish your professional brand – fill in your LinkedIn profile completely and publish articles Find the right people – connect …

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Two reasons professionals aren’t embracing social leadership

Social leadership is the opportunity of our time, and yet for some reason, companies are completely distracted chasing external influencers they can’t control to become brand advocates, instead of looking within. The best influencers and advocates any company has today are its employees. More so in the B2B space. No one knows their customers like …

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20 things you can do right now to become a truly social leader

I’ve had the great pleasure to speak with two groups of professionals this week. Firstly at Rutgers Business School Asia Pacific thanks to the invitation of its executive director, Stephanie Krishnan. Then again today at a women’s leadership workshop, which was led by the equally fabulous Zsuzsanna Tungli, Ph.D, who runs Developing Global Leaders Asia …

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Should I outsource my social media presence?

This is a question I get asked a lot and my answer is unequivocal – absolutely not! Why would you? How can anyone else be you? How could anyone be me? Not possible. This issue really matters to me, because there’s too much noise on social media. Inauthentic, disingenuous noise. Now I appreciate that many …

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What is the value of paid online views? Is it all BS?

I recently put some money down to promote my latest video on YouTube. I put money behind everything I do. It’s the only way to ensure it gets seen. Anyhoo, here it is… Incidentally, any chance you can follow my channel? It’s new, is way out of my comfort zone, and I’d just really appreciate …

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