Social ghost towns – public relations beware

Good post from Antony Mayfield on the tendency of brands to create social “ghost towns” when they simply build network sites and expect a vibrant community to form.  Public Relations practitioners and marketers need to understand and participate in the online world, not simply employ flashy designers and IT experts to create a branded environment where no-one wants to visit or stay.

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Heather Yaxley PhD

Dr. Heather Yaxley is passionate about sustainable careers, reflective practice and professional development. I am a rhizomatic educator, practitioner, consultant, academic and scholar. As a qualified academic, I teach the CIPR professional qualifications with PR Academy and have experience teaching at various Universities. I run the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association (MIPAA) and my own strategic consultancy. I was awarded by PhD researching Career Strategies in Public Relations by Bournemouth University in 2017. I'm a published author, with books, chapters and academic papers to my name.