I write, report, publish and teach all of the above. I ask a lot of how’d you do that? questions. I snap photos and shoot video. I usually carry with me some gadget that can perform all these tasks whenever I get the urge. And that urge comes around often.
I still advise and train companies and organizations with their digital communications strategy too. This includes media training and ensuring companies policies and procedures are updated for the Twitter age. Also, one of my big focuses is helping small NGOs and charities harness the latest digital tools to tell their story and tap the crowd for funding.
The book on Failure…
I learned long ago in the newsroom that corporate crises lead to great scoops. They also provide vital instruction. That’s the point of a book I co-authored: #FAIL: The 50 Greatest Social Media Screw-Ups and How to Avoid Being the Next One. I’ve also built it into an instructional training series.
Where else can you find my reporting? Until recently, I wrote a series of columns for The Big Money, formerly part of Slate.com. My writing has also appeared in Time, The Guardian,Wired, The Times of London, New York Magazine, ContemporArt and many other publications, including SocialMediaInfluence.com, a blog I co-launched on social business innovation.
I am fortunate. My travels often bring me into contact with fascinating, inspiring stories on the subjects I’m most passionate about: the environment, business, technology, innovation (the disruptive kind), economic justice, wine, food, art and Italy.
You can follow me on Twitter at @Bernhardwarner.