Twitter raves for The Hired Man

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As of 1st May I’m taking up the role of Director of Communications and Audience Services at one of our most vibrant regional theatres, the Mercury Theatre in Colchester. My time there could not have got off to a more exciting start. Last night was opening night for The Hired Man, and the Colchester debut… Read more »

So hello Vine, Twitter’s new video service. Say, haven’t we met before?

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Vine, the new six-second video service promoted by Twitter, is causing a buzz across the socialmediasphere. What has it got that its predecessors lacked? Bear with me here. There have been many attempts to update Jerome McCarthy’s ‘Four Ps’ of marketing – product, price, promotion and place.  The Seven C’s compass model is a particular favourite,… Read more »

The Incredible Lord Credo

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Last weekend the Twitter user Lord Credo, the self-proclaimed Westminster insider, former Downing Street press officer, even right-hand man to David Cameron, deleted his Twitter account. So far, so dull. The creator of the account had been outed as an imposter by Suffolk blogger Peter Ede in this blog post. Credo also stood accused of theft,… Read more »

Putting Croydon Minster on the web

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Croydon Minster are a lovely community, and it’s always fun to work with those who are passionate about the organisation they belong to and support, so I was pleased to launch with their support earlier this month. Video I particularly enjoyed filming the two-hour long Minster Making service, though condensing it down to a… Read more »

Installing MySource Matrix on Amazon EC2

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This is a rough but hopefully comprehensive guide to getting the enterprise open source Content Management System Mysource Matrix up and running on an Amazon EC2 Cloud virtual computer instance. The bulk of this guide consists of a  list of commands to be executed in order. Comments appear in red. It may turn out that… Read more »

What #Trafigura can teach political parties and others

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It comes round so regularly you could set an incredibly slow clock by it – the question “will the next election be the Internet election?” It’s impossible to answer that question without first defining what an “Internet election” is. Traditionally to my mind there have been two possible definitions: An election where a stasticically significant… Read more »