2019 will be a crucial year for social media. Platforms will have to collectively pick up the pieces from the wreckage that was 2018. And companies will need to rethink their digital strategies to effectively connect with users.
December 26, 2018
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU 🎄
We’d like to wish all our readers a very happy Christmas and a sparkling start to 2019.
As it is the season of giving, we urge you to donate generously to two charities we’re proud to support:
- Reporters Without Borders – which defends media freedom and journalists’ safety.
- The Lenaic Fund for Quality Journalism – which helps female graduates kick-start their journalism career.
We look forward to working with you in 2019 to make the world a clearer place.
December 21, 2018
December 11, 2018
Clear Europe is five this month. A time to celebrate. And reflect. To look back. But also forward.
I founded my company out of frustration with the quality of the information I got as a journalist. I was tired of press releases without news, quotes that were unquotable, turgid texts stuffed with jargon and dreary speeches that sent you to sleep.
We’ve completely revamped our social media workshops, adding new ones on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and rejigging our popular courses on Mastering Social Media, Drafting a Digital Strategy and Social Media Campaigning.
November 13, 2018
NEW SOCIAL MEDIA COURSES NOW AVAILABLE
We’ve completely revamped our social media courses to make them more practical and platform-focused.
In addition to new trainings on using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn professionally, we’ve rejigged our popular courses on Mastering Social Media and Drafting a Digital Strategy. And in the run-up to the European Parliament elections we’ve refashioned our Social Media Campaigning coaching to focus on politics and policymaking.
We hope to see you at one of our tailor-made courses soon.
TELLING THE EU’S STORY BETTER
John has been busy putting his storytelling skills to good use in Turkey and the Balkans over the past few months. Together with our social media coach Steffen Thejll-Moller, he has led a series of trainings for the European Commission on how to tell the EU’s story better by focusing on values and emotions as well as data.
So far, John and Steffen have trained project managers in Bosnia, Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia and Turkey. Montenegro, a return journey to Ankara and a wrap-up session in Brussels are planned for later in the Autumn.
The pair have earned rave reviews from the 40+ participants at each workshop. “The trainers were very energetic, positive, open and supportive,” said one. “They worked perfectly as a duo,” said another. “The trainers are real experts in their field.” Not that we’re proud or anything!
September 19, 2018
Aurelie Vo Thi
July 31, 2018
HOW TO TELL THE EU STORY
Aurelie Vo Thi
June 29, 2018
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON COMMUNICATING
“Get the people who panic out of the room,” was Amadeu Altafaj’s blunt advice on how to handle a crisis at the latest News and Booze event for NGO communicators.
As a European Commission spokesman during the financial crisis, Amadeu knows how to keep calm and carry on communicating when things go pear-shaped. So does experienced comms consultant Jo Sullivan, who advised: “You need to be at the front of the crisis with a solution.”
Other tips on how to handle a crisis were: Make sure you have an updated crisis communication strategy, accept there is a problem and talk about the solution, and stick to your core principles when messaging.