Blogging was where we began, and how we built our company so we have preserved this archive to show how our thinking developed over a decade of developing the use of social technology inside organisations

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The Social Business Index is open

The Social Business Index launches to the public today. This is the first Dachis Group service based on our Social Business Intelligence as a Service (SBIaaS) platform and we think it is a big step towards providing companies with benchmarking and performance data for their social engagement efforts.

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Design strategy for the changing web

Co-authored with Davide Casali We create social tools and systems that work for users, so-called situated software that feels native to a particular context. Social software solutions informed by case studies and driven by a constant focus on the user experience. In a world of rapid technological advancement, we must acknowledge that our interaction with… read full post

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We’re hosting the next London WordPress Meetup – come along!

We’re big fans of WordPress at Headshift. A fair few of us have been building sites with it since the 1.2 days, and these days, a good portion of our work involves extending it for clients, and advising them on how to get the most from the platform. In fact, if you’re viewing this post… read full post

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Bridging the physical barrier: QR Codes, NFC & AR

QR Codes, Semacodes and other similar technologies are a very tricky topic to address, they’re also subject to quite intense waves of hype that repeat themselves every few years. The hype in this case isn’t completely unfounded, because creating the connection between the physical and digital worlds is something everyone is aiming for, and something… read full post

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Social Media Influence, Inside and Outside

We are very excited about the forthcoming Social Media Influence conference in London on June 22

Categories Best of, Corporate, Customer Participation, Enterprise, Events, Future Trends, Media and Publishing, Workforce Collaboration

Making Books and 8 hour Apps

Over the last couple of weeks myself and my colleague Rich have been working on a little side project to scratch an itch for both of us. Back in February I declared bankruptcy on a couple of dozen long format pieces from my Instapaper and quickly threw together a book of the content using Lulu. … read full post

Categories Future Trends, Media and Publishing

Purposely shaping interaction in social spaces

In the mid to late 1990’s, before I began working professionally within the social media industry – we called it the online community industry back then – I spent a number of years researching and writing about life online. My particular focus was on how individuals create an identity, form relationships and build communities in… read full post

Categories Best of, Customer Participation, Media and Publishing, Workforce Collaboration

Making boundaries deliberately porous with social tools

Many businesses have been, for some time, dabbling in the use of socialmedia, usually in marketing their products and services or monitoring andresponding to mentions of their brands. As we’ve seen time and timeagain in client engagements, these activities usually take place insilos and are disconnected from other, often parallel, businesscritical processes such as customer… read full post

Categories Best of, Corporate, Customer Participation, Enterprise, Future Trends, Media and Publishing

Clever use of iPhone app by women’s publisher

Samantha, my stylist, liked my striped shirt but suggested I tuck it in so that the tails don’t show at the bottom of my sweater vest. That was the advice I received – after waiting only about three minutes – when I tried the new Glamour Ask a Stylist App for the iPhone. Ok, I’m… read full post

Categories Customer Participation, Media and Publishing

Conference and events I’m at during March

The social media conference season is rapidly heating up and I’m lucky enough to be taking part in some great events this month. OnWednesday I was at CeBit, the World’s largest computing tradeshow, inHanover, Germany, where I participated in two panels as part of the WebCiety stream.   During the first session, Netzgesellschaft,we discussed the… read full post

Categories Events, Media and Publishing, Public and Third Sector