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June on Social Media

June saw public focus shift to the results of the snap general election, London attacks and tragedy at Grenfell Tower.

The PM Theresa May’s #Reshuffle, the #QueensSpeech and the #Conservative-DUPcoalition announcement all trended as hashtags throughout the month, as the public digested the results of the snap general election held on 8 June.

The formation of the new government has continued to dominate both the news cycle and social media as the UK government commences talks with EU leaders.

Social media is often a place of unity following tragedy. This was seen at the London Bridge attack, Finsbury Park attack and Grenfell Tower tragedy.

The news cycle is now likely to be dominated by the results of the investigation into what happened at Grenfell Tower.

David Racadio explores the challenges facing the building contractor, Rydon; a company at the beginning of a long running story in his analysis of June’s low recall of business news stories.

June’s timely #volunteersweek was a reminder of the kindness of volunteers; many people rushed to help the victims of the tragedy with donations.

The public made the most of the sunny weather – as evidenced in the trending hashtags #heatwaveuk and #NationalSunglassesDay.

Revellers later let their hair down at Glastonbury 2018 – which was one of the most searched for terms on Google this month.

Laurence Stellings

Laurence is a corporate reputation expert who is primarily focused on helping clients to develop and implement evidence-based strategies to best communicate their messages, manage their reputations and understand their key audiences.

Many well-established corporate clients such as Asda, Google, Sky, and RBS, as well as public bodies like the BBC and The Charity Commission and several political parties and campaigns have benefited from Laurence’s strategic counsel and expertise in a wide range of research techniques including stakeholder audits, key driver and segmentation analysis, political polling, and deliberative events.

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