If Elected, What Emmanuel Macron Might Learn From Donald Trump’s First 100 Days

If Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump are very different in personality, background and politics, I do believe that there are some important similarities between the two men. Let me be absolutely clear, Macron is no Trump. Trump is a genuine populist and maverick. … Continue reading

Social media personality is vital for politics — the same reason why it’s important for business leaders

In order to get their ideas through parliament and, more broadly, to survive, politicians need to “market” their ideas. In democracies, they are voted in by their constituents and then need to keep a regular pulse on their stakeholders — those who helped vote … Continue reading

President Hollande – There’s a Hole in your Trustworthiness

The latest scandal in France with President Hollande, regarding his First Lady-cum-Second-Girlfriend-cum-Three’s a Party, has brought to the forefront the divide between personal and professional life. In France, the refrain is frequent: what’s personal is private. It’s considered the French … Continue reading

Guest Post On Brian Solis’ Blog: The Age Of Transparency (in France)

For those of you not on my mailing list (please do sign up here if you enjoy my blog’s content), I recently had a guest article published on Brian Solis’ blog.*  This article, which analyzes the digital campaigns of the two … Continue reading

Sarkozy and Hollande: Two great examples of how not to “do” Twitter

I spent a good deal of time ploughing through the social media campaigns of the two French presidential candidates for 2012, Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande. The bottom line was that their social media campaigns did nothing to change the outcome. … Continue reading

The unfair weather knell of democratic politics

We are in changing times (once again) and I must say that the picture reminds me of the grey and rainy may day (ie. help!) we are having in London (au Secours #RadioLondres), on this Monday, May 7, 2012. As … Continue reading