3 things to learn from Apple buying Topsy

3 things to learn from Apple buying Topsy

This week it was announced that Apple has purchased social data analytics firm Topsy. A bit of a strange move on the surface,  but when you consider that Topsy Labs is one of few companies that have real-time access to the Twitter “firehose”, it may not be so strange. The concept of having this unprecedented…

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Give up thinking of Facebook as a free marketing channel. You need to invest in ads

Facebook jumps on the content bandwagon

Which social media site do you find is the best for breaking news? Twitter does tend to dominate this area, as it has that real-time analysis and opinion that other social networks cannot match. However, Facebook has updated its News Feed algorithm to get a piece of the action. Instead of ranking posts that you…

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Underneath the mistletoe

Underneath the mistletoe

© qthomasbower  “Big Heart of Art”.  Photo. Attribution 2.0 Generic Whilst many of us are counting down the time until we can spend a much needed respite with family and friends, overeating and overspending, there is also a significant amount of us who worry about something much more pressing. Dating. The annual onslaught of advertising and happy…

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What it takes to be truly excellent in social media

What it takes to be truly excellent in social media

Social media is an exciting, yet demanding arena of work to be in. I suppose that’s what makes it good fun. The skills and capabilities required for social media excellence are sometimes chopped up and divvied out to specialists within large agencies. For others, agency and in-house folk alike, all skills are a requisite for…

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Can Snapchat change the world

Can Snapchat change the world?

© Snapchat. Logo What is Snapchat? Snapchat is an application that allows users to take pictures or capture videos, with the option to add captions or doodles, to then send to friends. The catch is that the sender sets a time-limit before the picture or video disappears. Can Snapchat change the world? My answer is…

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Christmas shopping can be fun easy and stress free!

Christmas shopping can be fun, easy and stress free!

© Pinterest. Logo. It has become almost a British tradition that towards the end of November we start to worry about Christmas. Whether it be organising the turkey or decorating the Christmas tree, the whole ordeal can sometimes be a little overwhelming. Ultimately, the largest stress of all is trying to find that perfect gift…

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Luxury fashion brands are benefiting from social media

Luxury fashion brands are benefiting from social media

© fanfreluche_designs “Chanel fdc postage stamps”.  Photo. Attribution 2.0 Generic There has been a boom in the use of social media by the luxury fashion market over the past few years, with almost all well known brands from Balenciaga to Burberry and Tom Ford to Tory Burch adopting social as an excellent and direct form of communication…

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TripAdvisor Friend or foe

TripAdvisor: Friend or foe?

I have recently returned from a blissful week in the Mexican sunshine, lazing on white sandy beaches, drinking margaritas and of course, eating out lots *feeling smug*. Of course, like most holidaymakers, we logged onto trusty TripAdvisor to do our detective work into where we should go for the best fajitas and tacos. TripAdvisor did…

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Examining the impact of the new LinkedIn Showcase Pages

Examining the impact of the new LinkedIn Showcase Pages

With every company, there are always multiple areas to focus on and different products to promote. But how do you ensure that when promoting online on sites such as LinkedIn, your focus is evident and not just a jumbled-up mess of completely different areas? If this is a common issue facing your business, then LinkedIn…

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