Green Shoots of Recovery and REAL Thought Leadership

There has been a lot of talk over the past few months about ‘the green shots of recovery’ that are emerging, as the recession apparently begins to ease. This doesn’t just have to be limited to the housing market and the commercial side of business – it can also apply to REAL Thought Leadership.
REAL thought leadership is based upon the idea that Reach, Engagement, Authority and Longevity are the key to being the best in your field.

UK’s most powerful companies are Twitter shy

With Twitter expected to serve its 10 billionth tweet on Friday, 5 March, research has found that just a fraction of the FTSE 100 have got on board with Twitter. Just 16 of the UK’s top 100 companies are using the social networking site to chat with customers. The sidelining of Twitter as an informal communication channel could well be costing them dearly – 20 per cent of ‘tweets’ contain a reference to a product or brand, according to metrics released last week*.

Apple iPad prices & release dates revealed

There are a number of reputable website reports that the entry-level iPad, the new touch-screen, tablet-style computer from Apple, which has Wi-Fi and 16GB of flash memory, will cost £389. The 32GB version will cost £439, while the 64GB version will cost £489. These rumoured UK prices are significantly more expensive than Apple’s US iPad prices – there, the entry-level model costs $499 (£326), the 32GB version costs $599 (£392) and the 64GB model is $699 (£457).