Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media Update

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media Update

Here’s our weekly social media news update of what’s hot and happening in Sri Lanka and across the world. Our blogs This week our team wrote about: Jobs Vs. Volkswagen. The blog looks at how a communication crisis by the government in Sri Lanka was re-framed in terms of employment and various economic opportunities Social Media Data Mining. Our blog takes a look at, and tries to answer the most important questions, that rise when it comes to data-brokers and private information mining through social networks. What Went Viral in…

Jobs vs. Volkswagen

Jobs vs. Volkswagen

We wrote a post earlier about Sri Lankan Government communication during an intense news cycle last week. Having written on the use of framing in communication, I thought it worth pointing out recent and better executed government communication. Specifically, how economic developments were framed in terms of jobs and economic opportunities. This is particularly important as a number of media and social activists, in their eagerness for “gotcha journalism“, overstated the effect of finding out that Volkswagen was not involved in the Kuliyapitiya factory. This is not to deny that posts like this generate socialmedia…

Communication is not the same as communicating

Communication is not the same as communicating

The front page of the Daily Mirror was very interesting today, with a sequence of articles on statements and press conferences by various senior government figures. By our count, we’re looking at six different people communicating in five different ways about six different topics! With a controversy over the Volkswagen but not-Volkswagen factory opening, one would expect some form of response by the government. This could have even been by dismissing the issue as a relatively minor miscommunication  and focusing on the fact that a factory was being build that would provide manufacturing jobs. However, what…

Worst social media blunders of 2016

Worst social media blunders of 2016

It’s the end of a year and from what seems to be the common status update on social media, this was a tough year for most of us. Looking at some of the social media blunders made this year, we feel that the same was true for most brands too. Here are some brand social media stories from 2016 that you may have missed! Vera Bradley’s Girly Campaign … Vera Bradley is a rather popular and well-recognized name when it comes to fashion and they decided to launch a campaign…