It’s a great feeling when you get to give something back. For the last three years Crisp has been supporting the work of international diabetes charity, JDRF - now the world’s leading charitable funder of Type 1 Diabetes research. JDRF’s fundraising goes directly into research to cure, treat and prevent the autoimmune condition and provide information for children, adults and parents living with it, at all stages from diagnosis and beyond.
Southern Rail, seemingly one of the UK’s most troubled rail companies, has a rather active social media presence – but not necessarily a positive one. This week they put 15-year-old, Eddie, a work experience student, in charge of the company’s Twitter feed for a day.
Customers these days demand that their favorite brands respond to their questions and engage in a real conversation with them on social media. This demand, while sometimes challenging, can provide a huge opportunity for global brands to connect with their customers on a personal level.
In the fall-out from the horrific ISIS attack on Manchester Arena on Monday, the UK terror threat has been raised to its highest level of ‘critical’ as authorities fear that more attacks are imminent. Whilst MI5 is working round the clock to keep us safe from this, terrorist supporters are celebrating their victory and spreading extremist views in any way they can, especially on social media.
In the wake of Facebook’s moderator training manuals being seen by The Guardian newspaper on Sunday, the world has been questioning if Facebook should decide what is and isn’t acceptable online; why videos of violent deaths are not always being deleted; and why photos of child abuse are only marked as ‘disturbing’.