OK. I'm back blogging again. Apologies for the haitus. Twas caused by busy, busy work and too much homelife going on.
So I have a few thoughts on s0me issues around public engagement and social media which I aim to write up soonest, in the meantime I wanted to float this idea:
Well, is there? I didn;t renew my membership earleir this year but after discussions with a good few digtial PR types was convinced that there are a number of areas where an organisation of social media and digital PR and communications types would be very useful, e.g. taking the marketing and ad agencies on through thought-leadership; developing and sharing best practice communally (a la Will McInnes' Measurement Camp); knwoeldge sharing, networking, drinking, etc.
But this thought led naturally to the next…. in a social/digital age do we need (a) formal organisation to organise? My opinion: no.
So I propose re-joining the CIPR and establishing a OpenCIPR grassroots version. This is something David Wilcox and others did with the RSA. And if they can do it with the RSA we can do it with the CIPR.
But I need to know a) that this isn't a stupid idea and b) others are willing to get involved.
Please leave your views in the comments. kthxbai