Caught in a web of social media

The best made plans…

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Well, it’s been a rollercoaster ride over the past few weeks – with everything going according to plan and not according to plan at the same time!

As you may, by now, know, I have decided to leave the law and now have to say ‘non-practising solicitor’ a lot more than I ever had to say ‘solicitor’.  It may seem like an odd decision but to me, it wasn’t.  Before I entered law, I worked in politics (as distinct from being a politician) and did a lot of media, PR and marketing work.  Also, I have, since my parents bought our first computer (a Sinclair ZX81) and hooked it up to a small black and white telly may years ago, had a great interest in tech too.

Over the past few years, I’ve had more and more involvement in various campaigns including, more recently, ones like #sHamleys and behind the scenes during the General Election, have spent more and more time giving talks and training on social media and then, a few weeks ago, Klout added me to their list of Top UK social media influencers.  So, it felt a bit as if things had gone full circle and I was loving being back involved in PR.

I have been lucky enough to work with some brilliant clients and some brilliant lawyers in my time as a solicitor.  And I hope to work with them some more in the future on new projects.

But now is the time for a new challenge.

As well as heading up PR and Social Media at A D Holmes & Co in Topsham, I have also set up a PR and Digital Comms agency called Social:haus (actually it’s Social:haus Limited – just to keep the compliance fiends happy!).  The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity, putting into place everything from tech kit to strategies to plans to advertising to working with a great developer and a million and one other things as well as getting out and talking to new clients.

Oh and there’s a big online event coming up – details on the Social:haus site and follow @socialhaus over on the Twitter.

I had hoped to blog about this before now but it just hasn’t happened!  As soon as I come up for air, I will tell you more – and I’m also looking forward to getting my camera out as spring breaks across the Exe estuary. And there will be more audio too…

In the meantime, if you’re feeling the Comic Relief love, feel free to take a look at my #TwitRelief page over on eBay – ask a question, make a bid, spread the word, whatever you fancy! :)

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Written by James

March 16th, 2011 at 10:44 am