Why Yelping matters

@marcoRecorder Yelping matters. That's right. Reviewing businesses at the local level helps both customers understand how to make sensitive choices when purchasing goods, services or meals and it mutually helps businesses improve themselves. Only those businesses that apply positive constructive critiques to their work and their investments are able to survive and develop a demanding … Continue reading Why Yelping matters

To Rotate or not to rotate? A question for the EU Council Presidency on Twitter

@marcoRecorder An intersting point has been raised by Matthias Luefkens for Europe Decides about having a rotating Twitter account for the Presidency of the Council of the EU. Considering the management of these accounts, the piece does raise some interesting point. I have left my contribution in their comments section. A problem I could already … Continue reading To Rotate or not to rotate? A question for the EU Council Presidency on Twitter

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

What the “EU Tweets of the Week” teach us about the rewarding effect on social media

@marcoRecorder A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to hear Kasper Peter's presentation about the EU Tweets of the Week, a creative product by viEUws, an online media organisation providing an analysis of EU policy developments. I found it very interesting to hear what is behind this product which has gained quite some success … Continue reading What the “EU Tweets of the Week” teach us about the rewarding effect on social media

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”

My experience as a cyclist in Brussels

@marcoRecorder I come from a solid cycling tradition. In my region, Emilia Romagna, everybody cycles and most people are also fond of competitive cycling and follow the Giro d'Italia with vigor and passion. Especially in the city where I went to University, Forlì, people always say "there you can find more bikes than people." I … Continue reading My experience as a cyclist in Brussels

The streets of Brussels are dirty, really dirty

Follow @marcoRecorder "Expats who work for EU institutions in Brussels have few Belgian friends, think the city is "dirty" and plan to go home when their job ends." This is what an article on the EUObserver (by Andrew Rettman) says .This is one of the most recurring comments by expats living in Brussels. “This city … Continue reading The streets of Brussels are dirty, really dirty

Brussels expats get out of their bubble

Follow @marcoRecorder A study by the Brussels-Europe Liaison Office shows that 60% of expats living in Brussels are sorry that they know so little of the Belgian capital. People who work for international institutions almost all live and hang out in the same districts (Schumann area, Place du Luxembourg etc...) TV Brussel looks into this … Continue reading Brussels expats get out of their bubble

A few lessons from #Europcom 2013

Follow @marcoRecorder I only managed to attend one panel at this year’s Europcom. I really like this event. The topics are always very interesting and the participants' level of expertise is always quite high. I noticed that comms2point0, a regular invitee to this event, made a very good and comprehensive summary of both day one … Continue reading A few lessons from #Europcom 2013