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Street Art and Entertainment – Montreal 2014

Whilst in Montreal presenting at a recent symposium on Social Networks, Social Media and the Economics of Food I had the opportunity to enjoy the annual summer arts and entertainment event.

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FoodRisC – EU Research into Social Media – presentation

At the recent SNACKEX conference organised by the European Snacks Association we were asked to talk about Brand Management in the Social Media Age.

Our talk covered two main topics – using social media and an update on the FoodRisC project and some of its findings on the use of social media during a food contamination crisis.

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Brand Management in the Social Media Age – presentation

We were asked to present at SNACKEX by the organisers – the European Snacks Association. Our topic was Brand Management in the Social Media Age.

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Managing a Crisis in the Social Media Era

Social Networks and Social Media can be powerful tools if you want to get your message out cost effectively and fast.

The inter-connected nature of networks means information can shared on the internet very quickly. Organisations can find that it is great way to have a product or a special offer mentioned and promoted by the online community.

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Social media has grown rapidly over the last few years.  Not only has the number of social media platforms increased significantly but so have the numbers of people using them.   The increased availability and speed of broadband, the growth

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Frito-Lay and Food Defense – Learning the Lessons

Frito-Lay made a really interesting presentation at the recent Tyco Food Defense Strategic Conference in the USA. The lessons they have learnt over the last 10 or so years are valuable for other food organisations especially to meet the requirements of the new US Food Safety Modernization Act.

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Food Defense Conference – update on FSMA by US FDA

We were recently asked to present at the annual Tyco Food Defense Strategy Exchange conference in the US. Our topic was about company and product brand reputation management and their defense in a crisis in the social media era. It used input from our work on the pan-EU research project –

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Our 3 year research (2010 – 2013) as part of the EU FoodRisC project ( and published papers on the impact of social media on crisis communications has continued to attract interest.

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