What happened to our oil wealth?

For 40 years Aberdeen has been the principal base for the North Sea oil and gas industry. Indeed, it is now one of the global centres of excellence and is recognised as an upstream oil centre that ranks second only to Houston in Texas.

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One year on there's no end to the gloom

I was preparing the traditional review of the year for yesterday’s IoD Aberdeen committee Christmas dinner and looked out the notes for 2008. I realised that I could almost have got away with delivering the same messages.

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Good transport links are vital

Good transport links have been at the centre of Aberdeen’s success over the years.

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You need to know what people are saying about you

In some of my recent blogs I have talked about the growth of social media and how mass communication power is shifting from organisations with editorial control and into the hands of individuals armed with nothing more than a mobile phone.

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Offshore Europe dispels any gloom

When the organisers said that this year’s Offshore Europe was going to be the best yet, I must admit to some nagging doubts. We are, after all, in the worst recession since the Great Depression.

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Learn lessons from UK parliament and banks

This summer PoliticsHome and PR Week joined forces to unveil the first Reputation Index, tracking the reputation of 50 top political brands in the Westminster corridors of power.

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Don't cut the marketing 2

Some advice from others on surviving the recession to become a stronger brand ready for the upturn.

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Social media proves its power again

Previously in this blog I have highlighted how social media put mass communication into the hands of the individuals equipped with nothing more than a mobile phone.

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ACSEF maps out vision for the future

At yesterday’s ACSEF Economic Summit, the chairman, Tom Smith, admitted that he is fond of saying that this region has had “more visions than Joan of Arc”.

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Plans for Aberdeen's new city centre revealed

Today, the wraps come off the initial plans for the transformation of Aberdeen City Centre. The proposal would create a new six-acre civic space as a focus for the city as it aims to keep its role as one of the world’s premier energy centres.

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Securing Aberdeen's role as energy centre

At our IoD Aberdeen lunch yesterday, three business leaders involved in Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Future presented their vision for the future development of the region.
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Some clients still have social media jitters

The talk in the public relations industry at the moment is very much about social media and their role in the future of corporate communications.

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The changing world of media

We are used to the power of mass communication being vested in television, radio, newspapers and publications. Now, as the pace of the internet revolution shows no sign of slowing, we are seeing a real shift in that power.

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Running out of superlatives

Is there a danger that we are running out of superlatives to excite and enthral people? Read More...
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Your reputation is a key asset

What are the most important assets in your organisation? Your people? Your premises? Your intellectual property? What about your reputation?

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Time to focus on oil and gas

Considering the scale of the industry and its massive contribution to the UK economy, it sometimes seems that the North Sea oil and gas is being deliberately downplayed. But, it is so vital to our future that it should be promoted to the top of our national agenda.

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