So it has been far far too long since I have written a blog… but a lot has happened! I have got married (and been on honeymoon), been to another 4 weddings & 2 funerals, had a new patio and driveway laid, had two job changes and finished my leadership course!!
But I have decided with my NEW role, I am resurrecting my blog, changing the URL to my new name, and vowing to post at least once a week.
The new role is a dream job for me – European Social Media Strategist! I will be working alongside Mika Jaakonaho and continuing to work for Justina Gilbert – in her new role as Head of European Digital and Social Media Strategy (congratulations Justina!). There are also three digital specialists on our team, so hoping to learn a lot from them.
This is a brand new team in IBM, and I am really excited about how the role is shaping up – which I officially start on the 1st April. However, as part of my old role, and due to my love of social media, I have been asked to go to CeBIT in Hannover for a week from the 16th. I will be social reporter and tweeting from IBM Social Business UKI – all around the fantastic new IBM Verse – centred around the theme of A New Way to Work – here’s a YouTube video explaining more. So please check back that week as I aim to send a blog each day (hopefully using my new iPad mini 3 in gold that I have just ordered!).
I am looking forward to being involved in key social media projects at IBM, as well as working with people in the European countries that I cover, and hearing about all they are doing in Social!
I am also hoping to go to as many Social Media Leadership Forum events as possible – I have been to a few now and they are absolutely fantastic – both thought provoking & inspiring when listening to what others are doing in social! I sadly missed this mornings due to being unwell :(.
I am going to keep up my “in other news” – so please see below!
And check back next week – I WILL have blogged!! In the meantime you can follow me on Twitter at @RSwindell.
In other news
I am really enjoying the Six Nations – mainly because I can combine two things I love – rugby and social, by tweeting about the IBM Try Tracker!! Englands loss last weekend was a shame, but I am not sure we would have deserved a win! Here is a picture of me using the Try Tracker, and one of me enjoying a healthy snack before the game on Valentines day (still trying to fight the flab by being a Weight Watcher!). Get involved on England match days using #IBMTryTracker.