Rob Dyson

260 Added | 4 Magazines | 9 Likes | 7 Following | 195 Followers | @Robmd | Head of Comms @ Whizz-Kidz | Founder member & former trustee @Charitycomms | founder Third Sector PR & Communications Network | Londoner

Instagram for brands – top tips

On Instagram’s fifth birthday, agency pro Hannah Kimuyu explains how brands can use the platform to improve engagement<p>Instagram hit the 400 million user milestone in September, which just shows to what extent the platform has powered to success in the past five years. Its accomplishments are based …

Public Relations

Writing a great communications strategy: a more effective approach - Directory of Social Change

Everyone I know who works in charity communications is busy. Most things a charity does end up on the communications desk in some form. It’s what …

BBC Academy - Journalism - BBC Impact team: Panorama story

BBC Impact team: Panorama story<p>The BBC Impact team plays a key role in making stories work for all news output. Producer Edward Main explains how he adapted a Panorama programme to make short news stories for radio, television and the BBC News website - boosting the audience by millions.<p>In today’s …

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What tactics do the world’s top brands use on Facebook?

Photo Credit: photo by HTSABO<p>Like it or not, Facebook boasts over 1.35 billion monthly active users, 1.12 billion of which are active on mobile …

The 7 deadly sins of Instagram

You know this, but it bears repeating: Your brand should be on Instagram.<p>It's not too late—as long as you know what you're doing.<p>It's disturbing to …

How mobile is shaping the future of the charity sector

<b>The rapid pace of technology-fuelled change is enough to make us all feel a bit giddy. The Internet revolution and the disruptions it’s caused in</b> …

Seven digital fundraising lessons from my London Marathon experience

<b>I’m not sure how it seems to you, but to me the London Marathon on Sunday is looming like a giant planet that has been slowly encroaching into the</b> …

How can charities use reddit to spread their message?

Reddit is the 25th most popular website in the world. And according to CharityComms’ most recent digital benchmark, it drives a surprisingly high …

Woody Harrelson

The High Cost of Hiding Your Personality at Work | Inc.com

Unless you're a dancer or a poet, chances are you go to work for the paycheck or the sense of accomplishment, not to express your true self. In fact, one study from Deloitte found fully three quarters of us cover up some part of our identity at work to try to fit in.<p>So faking it at work is both …

Psychology

Like Instagram. It'll do wonders for your charity

From a National Trust photo campaign to snaps from the Ebola frontline, Instagram can bring your supporters right up to the action<p>If you’re on Instagram you’re part of a network that’s now bigger than Twitter. With 300 million active monthly users uploading an average of 70m photos a day and …

Social Media

Unicef and Snapchat highlight plight of children affected by Boko Haram conflict in Nigeria

The campaign, which comes a year after more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted by Islamist militants from Chibok, is designed to equate the transient …

Age UK launches 'no friends' ads in response to Facebook campaign

The ads by J Walter Thompson London display the words "no friends" over images of solitary older people.<p>The campaign encourages people to donate £3 …

Julie aims for world glory under the guidance of Paralympic star

Young Bedford athlete Julie Rogers has signed to be represented by 17 Sports Management Limited – a company founded by World, European and Paralympic …

"The unthinkable happened": comedian Adam Hills reviews Nick Clegg's performance on The Last Leg

The presenter of The Last Leg, an anarchic chat show that recently played host to the Lib Dem leader, reviews his appearance.<p>Last Friday night, the …

From Whitehall to hospital ward

<b>The Department of Health (DH) is pioneering a new Connecting programme to equip its staff with a better understanding of frontline experience. Peter</b> …

Hannah Cockroft: London 2012 hero knows she needs to be a world champion before even considering Rio games

Hannah Cockroft can be classed as one of the many athletes for whom Rio is coming to represent something more than just an idyllic location on …

Jamie Murray and John Peers book place in second round after three set victory over Maximo Gonzalez and Juan Monaco

• <b>Jamie Murray and John Peers beat Maximo Gonzalez and Juan Monaco 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4</b>• <b><br>Murray hopes to win back his place in the Great Britain Davis Cup</b> …

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Jamie Murray & John Peers win Brisbane International title

<b>Britain's Jamie Murray and Australian John Peers beat Alexandr Dolgopolov and Kei Nishikori to win the Brisbane International men's doubles title.</b><p>Murray, 28, and Peers, 26, triumphed 6-3 7-6 (7-4) in just 73 minutes.<p>The duo did not drop a set on their way to the title, their fifth since forming a …

Tennis

Jay Speaks Part 3: The Collateral Damage of an Extremely Popular Podcast about Murder

Today we’re publishing the third and last in a series of exclusive interviews with Jay Wilds. He’s the key witness in the 2000 murder trial of Adnan …

Jay Speaks Part 2: ‘Hae was dead before she got to my house. Anything that makes Adnan innocent doesn’t involve me.’

The hugely popular 12-part podcast “Serial” investigated the 1999 murder of teenager Hae Min Lee and the murder conviction the following year of her …

Jay, Key Witness from ‘Serial’ Tells His Story for First Time, Part 1

On Jan. 13, 1999, Hae Min Lee, an 18-year-old high school student from Baltimore, went missing. About a month later, police uncovered her body in a …

Three challenges and a big uncertainty for the NHS in 2015

The NHS faces three major challenges in 2015.<p>The first is to prepare for the spending review that will be initiated after the election. National …

Public Relations

Hopman Cup 2015: Heat is on for Andy Murray and Heather Watson in Australia debut

Welcome to the furnace. A blazing start to the year is nothing new Down Under, but the conditions here this week at the Hopman Cup look likely to be …

Hannah Cockcroft aiming for triple world gold in 2015

<b>23.12.2014</b><p>British wheelchair racing ace is hoping to win the 100m, 200m and 800m T34 at October’s World Championships in Doha, Qatar.<p><i>Great Britain's</i> …

Hannah Cockroft named Paralympic Athlete of the Year

Hurricane Hannah has stormed to success once again this year after winning a top sporting accolade.<p>Double IPC European Championships gold medallist …