What we learned from #Talkdigital

@marcoRecorder By @marcoRecorder and @CommunalSpoon Between May and June 2014 we hosted #Talkdigital: a writing competition which gave us the opportunity to listen to our followers, fans and website-users. We wanted to hear from people who connect online with the Institutions. What do they think of how the EU communicates digitally? What changes would be … Continue reading What we learned from #Talkdigital

A few lessons from the European Digital Advocacy Summit

@marcoRecorder Digital advocacy is assuming an increasingly important role in Brussels. What’s working to engage European policymakers? Can social media platforms help you find other advocates? Which tools work best? These were some of the questions addressed at the latest European Digital Advocacy Summit in Brussels, organised by the Public Affairs Council. At the event, … Continue reading A few lessons from the European Digital Advocacy Summit

UPDATE – #Talkdigital blogging competition: you could be a speaker at EuroPCom 2014!

@marcoRecorder The recent European elections have been an excellent opportunity to reflect on the direction we want the EU to take. So we have a question for you – how do you think the EU could better communicate with citizens digitally? If you could suggest one big thing about European digital communication what would that … Continue reading UPDATE – #Talkdigital blogging competition: you could be a speaker at EuroPCom 2014!

A response to Kosmopolito’s “The inconvenient truth about social media and #ep2014”

@marcoRecorder Kosmopolito is one of the best bloggers in the eurobubble. He recently wrote The inconvenient truth about social media and #ep2014 which I find a very good and punchy piece on one of the main events of 2014 in Europe. Although I disagree to some extent, I think it is laudable that experts in … Continue reading A response to Kosmopolito’s “The inconvenient truth about social media and #ep2014”

#Talkdigital blogging competition: have your say on European digital communication!

@marcoRecorder The next European elections will take place all around the European Union between 22-25 May and it's a good time for us all to reflect on the direction we want the EU to take. So we have a question for you – how do you think the EU could better communicate with citizens digitally? … Continue reading #Talkdigital blogging competition: have your say on European digital communication!

Blogging or Goggling? This is the problem

@marcoRecorder One of my favourite discussions brought up by the famous communication expert Mike Elgan is about using Google Plus as a pure blogging platform. Defining true blogging gets harder and harder simply because the 4 most used social media represent an example of blogging too. Demian Farnworth from Copyblogger explains his disagreement with Elgan … Continue reading Blogging or Goggling? This is the problem

Is labelling yourself a “Twitterer” an excuse not to have a blog?

Follow @marcoRecorder Today I feel like asking you readers what you think about this. I see more and more people labelling themselves as "twitterers" or "twitteratis", meaning a sort of "Twitter bloggers" or "bloggers using only Twitter." On a related matter, there have been lately loads of debates about blogging and using Google Plus as … Continue reading Is labelling yourself a “Twitterer” an excuse not to have a blog?

About me, about what, about personal about pages?

Follow @marcoRecorder Oh God...Every time I look at my blog, I can't stop crying about my about page. Whenever I look at my site stats I know that the about page is the most visited page. Damnit, I am a communication expert, I have huge experience with analytics, I can totally see that coming but … Continue reading About me, about what, about personal about pages?

The space of blogging in the #socmed sphere: how to make the best out of it?

Follow @marcoRecorder Blogs have been around since the late 90s.  Given their evolution both in terms of technology and the space they occupy in the online world, it's an interesting moment for anyone working in digital communications to take some time to evaluate. What is the role, the impact and the usefulness of blogging as … Continue reading The space of blogging in the #socmed sphere: how to make the best out of it?