Speeddating your stakeholders: good or bad…

I see Bobballs gets a name check on Sam McBride’s story about a Stratagem (declaring an interest, they are the chief sponsors of the Slugger Awards) supported speed networking lobby session for the Alliance party… The controversy seems to lie in the fact that the Stratagem sponsorship of an event 14th October… In the past I’ve done or been invited to do speaking events for nothing more than travel expenses… I’ve got one coming up in London in October, but I would not have called it sponsorship… Anyway, Bobballs’ guest poster has a whole slew of questions about the probity of the event…

UPDATE: Stratagem have made it clear to Slugger that they are not organising the event…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty