how much should we talk politics at work?

How much political discussion should we allow at work?

Basecamp is a technology company based in the United States. One of its senior leaders has sparked controversy by calling on his team to stop talking about political and ‘societal issues’ on company time and through the company’s communication channels. That’s led to a row with several members of the team deciding to leave the company. Colin Kelly from Comsteria shares his thoughts on political discussion at work and explains the notion of employees wearing Read more…

5 Smartphone Video Mistakes

Live – 5 Common Smartphone Video Mistakes

Normally we’re live with the Smartphone Video Show from 1pm every Friday but this week we’ve had to switch things around and broadcast on a Monday. Emma took us through 5 of the most common smartphone video mistakes and showed how to avoid them, we also discussed a great new app and a financial services business changing its name. Or maybe that should be chngng ts nm. You can watch the full show below.

What Happens In A Media Training Workshop?

What Happens In A Media Training Session?

Every year, Comsteria’s Colin Kelly delivers media relations training sessions to participants from a wide range of business, from all sorts of sectors. But what do we do? Who is it for? How does it help? In this short video, Colin explains what a typical media relations training session might include and how it can benefit you and your organisation. There’s much more than just being able to handle tough questions on Newsnight! We see Read more…

iPhone 12 Microphone Review

Should I Upgrade My iPhone Camera?

Emma Baker has produced a comparison video, demonstrating the microphones on the iPhone 12 and iPhone X. She also highlights the benefits of an external lavalier microphone, such as the iRig Lavalier Mic. and the Boya BY-M1 Lac Mic. Both microphones are testing in a loud environment to see how good the iPhone 12’s zoom audio is at cutting out background noise and homing in on your voice. But is the upgrade worth it when Read more…

Colin Kelly's Digital Minute

Free Daily Tech News – Colin Kelly’s Digital Minute

Content is king but keeping up to date with everything you need to know can be a challenge. Comsteria is delighted to launch a new daily audio feature, available on our Comsteria Podcast but also on some of the country’s best radio stations. Colin Kelly’s Digital Minute is your essential tech, social media and gadget update and publishes a new episode by 7am every weekday. It’s aimed at consumers and business owners and will keep Read more…

Comsteria recommends Canva for smartphone video production

Canva is a Smartphone Video Essential

If you watch Comsteria’s Smartphone Video Show every Friday lunchtime from 1pm, you’ll know how much we love Canva. It’s one of the most powerful design tools we’ve come across and offers outstanding value for money. For many users, the free features will be more than enough, helping them create stunning looking visuals at high speed, with a really smart, easy to use interface and workflow. It works in your browser but in our opinion Read more…

Smartphone Video Show

Comsteria’s Smartphone Video Show – Live Every Friday

Join Colin Kelly and Emma Baker from Comsteria live every Friday lunchtime on YouTube, Facebook, Twitch and Twitter for the Smartphone Video Show. From 1pm each Friday you can get the latest news, tips and advice from all things smartphone in a live show, dedicated to small business owners and communications professionals. You can ask questions through the live chat and receive instant answers to any smartphone video queries you might have. There will be Read more…

Smartphone Video Training Webinar

Smartphone Video Training Webinar

Tickets are available now for Emma Baker’s Smartphone Video Production webinar on Thursday 22 April. The session will run from 0930-1330 and will be delivered via Zoom. Participant numbers will be capped at a maximum of 8, to ensure you get plenty of opportunities to ask questions and received personalised, tailored advice on your smartphone video set up. Emma will take you through her tried and tested framework to plan, edit and shoot high impact, Read more…

Start Your Own Podcast – Live Webinar

Podcasting is at the heart of what we do here at Comsteria. With our roots in radio broadcasting, it’s natural that we’d enjoy publishing our own regular podcast as well as helping organisations and brands of all shapes and sizes with theirs. Now, on Wednesday 28 April 2021, you can Join Colin Kelly for a live, 3 hour podcasting workshop. This session is aimed at beginners and those who recently started a podcast. You’ll learn Read more…

Burger King kitchen tweet

Don’t Hire A Smart Arse

You’ve seen the Burger King ‘kitchen’ tweet. They’ve finally done the right thing and deleted it, after persisting far longer than they should have. ‘But you have to read the context..there’s more to it..don’t you understand…we’re on your side!’ was the mantra while they actually argued one on one with many women asking them to take it down. On International Women’s Day. Then you get the ‘social media/PR gurus’ popping up saying ‘well it’s got Read more…