It’s a week of social media, statistics and send-offs for Insurance Times’s assistant editor, digital

The Insurance Times brand team spend the morning trialling some exciting new technology - watch this space! Traffic on our website spikes when we report that rivals of up-for-sale Groupama UK are looking to nab business from its broker book.

Spend a few hours learning about the latest developments in social media - including new platform Google+. Later, the team gets together for the send-off of deputy editor David Blackman, who has joined fellow Newsquest Specialist Media titles Pensions Insight and Engaged Investor as editor.

Another month has passed and it’s time to report on how we’ve performed online. The signs are encouraging as the stats reveal a huge year-on-year increase in visitors to the Insurance Times website. The team discusses the A&A Group’s private equity-backed management buy-out, which has been in the pipeline for some time.

Lunch with a top insurance executive in the City, where we discuss the big issues in the market including claims surrounding the sunken Costa Concordia cruise ship. Insurers are still busy counting the costs, including RSA, which is believed to have one the largest exposures to the ship’s hull at around 11%. How will this affect results?

A busy press day before heading up to Ipswich with my colleague Saxon East, where we watch the mighty West Ham in action courtesy of AXA Personal Lines’ Hammers-mad chief executive Steve Hardy. Come on you Irons!