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Ben Stroud
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Are the abuse scandals finally catching up with Twitter?
One thing I’ve noticed over the past few months is the decline in actual people using Twitter to engage and to get in touch with you. It’s particularly noticeable in the B2B space. Is the platform staring to lose it’s credibility? I believe so. The reason? ...
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Snapchat, Instagram, Marketing and the God Complex
Have you ever heard of a concept called The God Complex? Basically, at it's core it's a way of thinking that allows for blanket methodologies to be applied to whole fields and concepts. Tim Harford sums it up really well in a TED Talk that he gave on the su...
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Social Media: still not engaging? TOUGH LUCK: you no longer have a choice
We've all been there, as social media professionals. You're sat in a
meeting, and across the table there's somebody in a suit, looking you up
and down like you're a red rag and he's the bull. You finish explaining
your social media strategy for the year ...
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Really interesting story - can we leverage all of the good work that we've been doing in this country, and export some of that magic to the US? It's not big transfer news, but I really do think it's an amazing opportunity for us.
As allegedly the fastest growing brand in World football the natural place for Saints to branch into is the United States Of america and now they aim to do so.
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Six ways to take care of yourself during a social media crisis
Make no mistake about it, being stuck in the middle of a social media crisis is no joke. One misplaced comment, one ill-advised product launch, one badly-timed or insensitive message can potentially derail years of hard work on building a brand or individua...
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Interview: Southampton Focus Cast – Season 3, Episode 12 (#saintsfc special) http://wp.me/p4YilO-2g 
A big thank you must go to Doug and Evan Whitfield, who were kind enough to have me on their videocast focused around Southampton FC. It was a pleasure to be on there, and keep your eyes peeled on ...
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In defence of the Instagram algorithm
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post on change, and how it's the only constant in life, let alone social media. It seems that I didn't do a very good job of promoting it in social media circles (my bad), because people are still losing their shit abou...
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Social media word-of-mouth: you have to own it to earn it
So you've got your all of your shit together on your main social
media channels. That's great. Well done. Your Twitter looks brilliant -
it's growing. Your Facebook looks beautiful. Your Instagram and Youtube
offerings are so slick and clean that you cou...
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Change is natural in social media: be a winner and embrace it
 If you're a social media user (let's face it, if you're reading this, you are), you may have noticed #RIPtwitter trending last weekend ,
and picked up on some of the news coverage. To a certain extent, some
of the coverage was correct - Twitter has chang...
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Wow, its madness, we're already nearly up to 500 members on here! Let's keep it going. #saintsfc   #epl  
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How to be nice on social media, and why you should be
Image from Hellebardius on Flickr (CC) One of the things that I’ve always tried to get across to people when helping them get to grips with social media is how personal the medium can be. Think about it. Think about how personal your social media profile is...
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Southampton FC, Europe and Next Summer http://bit.ly/1LydbQu  #saintsfc 
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Football, technology, music.
Introduction
I like music, writing, technology and being a massive nerd.

Jobbing Social Media Manager, Southampton fan. These views are my own, obviously!

Happy, done quite a bit, living in London.

I'm not an expert, I don't believe in bullshit, and I don't really like buzzwords. My blog is somewhere I let off steam and try de-code and de-mystify some of the rubbish that you can hear flying around about Social Media.

I don't believe in making social media and technology complicated.
Bragging rights
I don't like to brag, I don't like to boast, but I'm intercontinental and I eat French toast...
Education
  • University of Surrey
    Media Production, 2000 - 2003
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Gender
Male
Birthday
September 3
Relationship
In a relationship
Work
Occupation
Social Media Manager
Employment
  • TSL Education
    Social Media Manager, present
  • GMG Radio
    Communities Editor, 2010 - 2013
  • Ministry of Sound
    Social Media/Content Coordinator, 2009 - 2010
  • Trackitdown.net
    Content Manager, 2008 - 2009
  • Muze Europe
    Editorial Assistant, 2004 - 2008
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London, England
Previously
Manchester, England - Southampton, England - Farnborough, Hamphire - Stockport, England
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Social media cheat sheet (2014) – super speedy, all you needy | The Pink...
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Super speedy, all you needy, social media cheat sheet. Everything you need to know about branding your social media channels.

England name Luke Shaw and Jermain Defoe in squad for Denmark friendly
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• Southampton left-back given chance to stake claim • Raheem Sterling rewarded for Liverpool form • Defoe to join Toronto FC on Friday

The Mindfulness Racket
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The evangelists of unplugging might just have another agenda

Southampton have José Fonte to thank for narrow victory over Hull City
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José Fonte scored the only goal, given by goalline technology, as Southampton travelled to Hull City and won 1-0 in a hotly contested match

Russell Brand: my life without drugs
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Russell Brand has not used drugs for 10 years. He has a job, a house, a cat, good friends. But temptation is never far away. He wants to hel

Charlotte Church weighs in to Miley Cyrus row
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Singer calls spat with Sinead O'Connor 'online pissing contest' and hits out at oversexualisation of female pop stars

Selfridges Regrets EDL Snub
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Selfridges says it is "very disappointed" at the actions of a member of staff who allegedly refused to serve EDL leader Tommy Robinson and a

Spooky clown mystery grips Northampton
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A spooky clown has been scaring Northampton residents in full costume and make up.

One Teaching Moment - Resources - Share My Lesson
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Sign up and take part in a worldwide teaching experiment. one moment time Teachers from across the globe will be sharing a moment from their

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Gory images fail to deter young smokers - Today's news, tomorrow's lesso...
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Graphic images of diseased lungs and heart surgery on cigarette packets have little impact on teenagers who have already taken up smoking, a

Fill the Silence
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True facts for when you find yourself in the middle of an awkward pause.

Burning Man Is The New Davos
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I spent much of the afternoon in conversation with Larry Harvey, Mayor of #BurningMan & Gen. Wesley Clark, who is here. — John Perry Barlow

George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language," 1946
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George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language," 1946. Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English languag

Gender stereotyping is unhelpful and counter-productive – whoever's doin...
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Deborah Orr: Assuming that men are not responsible for their actions harms them just as much as it harms women

Elementary school teaching in Canada - TES Connect
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École Primaire, free lesson plans for Elementary and Middle school teachers including teaching activities and strategies for Grade 1 to 8

The tes (tes) on Twitter
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The latest from The tes (@tes). Schools-related news and views from the editorial team at the TES. UK

A day in the life of ... Kala Brown - News - TES
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This teacher at a Maori-speaking school on New Zealand's South Island is proud to be the guardian of a great treasure: the language, philoso

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