Social Business

Values Matter But To Be Real They Must Be Lived

John Tizard | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK
John Tizard

Values matter. They can drive behaviours and performance in businesses, co-operatives, social enterprises, charities, community groups, the public sector and indeed individuals. They differentiate between and tell us much about both organisations and individuals.

Eva Longoria Thinks Business Can Only Be Sustainable If They Do Some Good In The World

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK

Actress, producer, director, activist: Eva Longoria has a lot of strings to her bow. But the 41-year-old Latino-American is first and foremost a busin...

Will the Lack of Trust in Charities Make Them Too Afraid to Innovate

Cliff Prior | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Cliff Prior

I'm not for a moment saying we shouldn't think and plan and act at our absolute best. But there is little point in our existence unless we can achieve change for people we are here for. The biggest risk of all is failing the people who need us. Let's urge charities on, let's give them the room to breathe, and our support to take courage.

The Easiest Way To Help The Environment Is To Give Up Meat, Says Lily Cole

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK

A few years ago, you could barely walk down the street without passing the striking face of Lily Cole plastered across billboards and shop windows. No...

Why We Should Offer Jobs to Refugees Instead of Letting Them Die in the Mediterranean Sea

Klaus Schwertner | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK
Klaus Schwertner

Our solution is called magdas HOTEL. I know that we can't stop the dying of thousands of refugees in the Mediterranean just by open up one hotel, but we can show a different approach in dealing with questions of migration.

Don't Ruin Facebook Rooms With Branded Chat Rooms

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

Brands and their respective agencies keep talking about influencer targeting and marketing and getting things done for free; music to directors and investors ears. But this is the biggest mistake they've been making for years. If you are going to get things done for free; be prepared to face bad reputation and loss of revenue in the years to come.

Oxjam Music Festival Boosted by Rise in Social Businesses

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Leeanne Boulton

Last year over quarter of a million pounds was raised from 60 plus regional Takeovers throughout the UK and this year the target is £400,000. Since 2006, Oxjam has raised more than £2.3million for Oxfam.

The Truth About Foreign Aid

Holly Alsop | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Holly Alsop

The aid and development sectors work hard to promote and maintain an air of importance and legitimacy, but there are some hard truths that we need to face if the industry is to grow and address the huge challenges we, as a global community, continue to come up against - climate change and the increased frequency of natural disasters, unhindered economic growth causing environmental and social deterioration and the rise of political fundamentalism, just to name a few.

Social Business and Philanthropy - Is There Room for Both?

Michael Harris | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Michael Harris

In Johannesburg, Unilever's CEO Paul Polman summed up our predicament neatly to a room of 1,250 young leaders from across the globe: "Never before has a generation faced such devastating problems," but crucially in the same breath "never before has the same generation had the tools to fix them."

Six Years Ago...

Dr Charlie Alcock | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK
Dr Charlie Alcock

Figures show that one in three young people who offend have an unmet mental health need at the time of offence. If someone is wielding a knife, it's highly unlikely that anyone will ask if they are depressed. This could be exactly what they are feeling, however, it's just that it's presented in an atypical way.

The B-Team a Turning Point for Business? Not Without the 'Boom'!

Marko Kasic | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK
Marko Kasic

I sincerely hope the B-Team lets the Millennial Generation lead them and that it doesn't turn into procession of corporate compunction by born again incumbent leaders. The world doesn't need apologies; it needs a new perspective that defines success. It needs a 'Boom'.

Stop Thinking 'Social Media', Start Thinking 'Social Business'

Grant Leboff | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Tech
Grant Leboff

The population has been empowered. Our thoughts and ideas are no longer restricted to telling a few friends and colleagues. Many of us have a voice and want to use it. Moreover, there is now a whole generation entering the workforce who have grown up always having a voice.

Social Media is About Back to Basics

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

We've always had one form of technology in our life, from fishing in 3,000 years ago to satellite technology today. This is all about our power of cre...

Social Media Story

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

Social Media has been around forever, just in many different formats. Since biblical times we have seen examples of the "power to connect and engage" with each other, in the same way this is displayed through social media.

Charlie Thomas

Can Capitalism Ever Be Responsible? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

On the day where business leaders are gathering at the Confederation of British Industry for its annual conference, Ernst and Young has told Huff Post...

Social Media is Plain and Simple

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

Social Media is about people, about your audience; Social Media is not about buzz words. Action speaks louder in Social Media. So it is not about your number of followers on Twitter or number of Likes on your Facebook page; it is about showing your brand's human side and let your customers know that you care about them.

To be a True 21st Century Business You Must First Find Meaning

Ross Breadmore | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK
Ross Breadmore

They say business is changing. We tweet, build online communities and 'like' things on Facebook. The CEO even has a blog, albeit ghost written by some comms guy on the bottom floor.

VIVA LA REVOLUTION DIGITAL! And Why Middle-Age Digital Revolutionaries will Inherit the Org.

Justin Small | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Tech
Justin Small

As you may or may not know, we are currently at the 'end of the beginning' of the Third Industrial Revolution (as some call it). Otherwise known as the Digital Revolution. I don't know about you, but at my age, I am kind of surprised to find myself part of a revolution! Flattered perhaps. And there's nothing like a revolution to get that old body out of bed on a Monday morning.

Why Brands Need to Take Social Media Seriously

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

Thanks to Social Media, voice of customers are just begun to be heard - but not by brands but by other Social Media users (to leave brands with no choice other than genuinely get involved). Now it's the time to wait and see how Carphone Warehouse and HTC are going to resolve this issue.

Social Business Isn't Just About the Flirting

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK
Louisa Leontiades

There's been a buzz of activity around the fact that we at Investment Impact are a social business lately.

Social Newsroom is the Next Big Change

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

Change is inevitable. Talking about change and not making it happen has been a common practice in the world of Social Media and modern communications....

How to Establish Social Media ROI

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

It's been quite a while businesses and organisations believed Social Media is a new and did number of experiments; some failed but some earned brand loyalty. Typically those failed in their Social Media vision failed to acknowledge listening to their customer and engage with them.

Social Media in Light of Common Sense

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

Social Media is slightly less complicated than rocket science, but with no doubt it is a phenomenon which changed the way people communicate with one another.

Ask McDonalds How Not to Do Social Media and PR

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

No matter how good PR brands create for their current objectives, but their past history play an incredibly important role in how people would accept ...

Does Your Organisation Have A 'Head Of Glasses'?

Grant Leboff | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK
Grant Leboff

I was on a three hour train journey the other day. The staff were perfectly friendly but the way they worked was quite farcical. First, someone came...