up for the cup: february's top posts

And the final whistle has blown and the post of the month has been declared. But which contributor is like the Arsenal-beating Stoke City with a broad smile on its face? And which other links made the charts?

by Dan Slee

There is nothing quite like a heated debate to spark a heated debate and this month certainly proved top be the case.

There was a wide spread of posts making a bid for the highly-coveted post of the month by securing the most traffic. The winner gets a silver trophy and a copy of essential social media book Share This Too thanks to the kind people at the CIPR. 

1st But top of the lot was serial winner Emma Rodgers of Staffordshire County Council for her post in the wake of the LGComms Nottingham event which asked if comms people are serial blockers. Well worth reading if you've missed it. You can read it here: http://bit.ly/1bZ5mzh

2nd is a blast from LGComms Academy last year and a sure sign that things are heating up for this year's event. It's Dan Slee on the fringe event which asked if traditional comms is dead. You can read it here: http://bit.ly/1luxBOI

3rd is a debut blogger Michael Underwood whose frank assessment of the mistakes made when a Twitter hashtag backfired are essential reading. Top marks for honesty and some good lessons to share. You can read it here: http://bit.ly/1eo5JDf

4th is an excellent post on how social media can play havoc with business continuity by Northward Housing's Steve Finegan. You can read it here: http://bit.ly/1eVCAQc

5th is Tony Moran from MOD on how a long drive to open up his corner of the department to social media is paying off with a blog, Twitter and LinkedIn. You can read it here: http://bit.ly/1bcCDwj

Dan Slee is co-founder of comms2point0.

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