Last week’s weekly comms news round up was pushed aside by the top media, digital and Cision UK’s own top 10 of top 10 2011 stories. So… this week we share two week’s worth of comms news curated via @CisionUK.
“Twitter is currently rolling out its latest take on every journalists’ favourite social media platform.”
“BuzzFeed the site best known for offbeat stories (“what cats want for Christmas”), gossip and viral videos has hired a star reporter from US politics site, Politico.com, with the aim of building what is being described as the “first real social news organization”.”
“Pearson, the publisher of the Financial Times, is to concentrate on business news and analysis by deciding to sell its 50% stake in FTSE International to the London Stock Exchange for £450 million.”
“Whilst the use of broad match keywords can be worthwhile in the right hands, they can be lethal to the unseasoned amateur. Be warned… Using nothing but broad match keywords will burn you.”
“Huffington Post UK has launched new culture and celebrity sections six months after the website went live.
The celebrity section is edited by Matt Bagwell, a former editor of Eleven, online editor at Smash Hits and Mykindaplace, and entertainment editor at Capital FM.”
“Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has taken a $300m stake in Twitter”.
“White Paper discusses the various stages and channels utilised by the customer in the buying cycle and how businesses can garner this opportunity by optimising each stage and channel.”
“UK consumers are set to spend £186.4m online on Christmas day this year, 12% more than last year, according to predictions from retail body IMRG.”
“TV programmes with the biggest audiences by category”.
“Social networking sites now reach 82% of the world’s internet users, i.e. 1.2 billion people around the world, according to ComScore’s new ‘It’s a Social World’ study.”
“News International will publish The Sunday Times on Christmas Day for the first time in its history, which will be available free on iPad and Android devices.”