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Social advertising: the global challenge

Social advertising: the global challenge

Say, you want to advertise your kickstarted, redwood-embossed suitcase made from a titanium-weave shell that’s reinforced with Kevlar, because why would it not be? It’s the next step in suitcase technology, with a built-in sound system and paper shredder. To top it off, it looks pretty swanky. You’re aiming…
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How to nail your video advertising

How to nail your video advertising

  Video content is kind of a big deal when it comes to social media marketing, or any marketing come to think of it, but you probably already knew that, didn’t you? So how do you make the most of your killer video on social? Here are a few…
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Twitter has got its (Advertising) swagger back

Twitter has got its (Advertising) swagger back

  The past few years have been a roller-coaster ride for Twitter. Success stories broadcasting their flotation and rise to $69 a share (in January 2014) were followed by column inches informing us of declining revenues, their share price crashing to $14 (in May 2016), ensuing staff cutbacks and…
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Here’s why you should use Pinterest for seasonal advertising

Here’s why you should use Pinterest for seasonal advertising

It’s no secret that Pinterest users curate boards to plan birthday parties, weddings, Christmas, Halloween and every other occasion. Choosing a holiday destination, buying seasonal clothes, party planning. This is exactly why consumer brands should be using Pinterest for seasonal advertising. Pinterest is a place for beautiful images…
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Is instagrammability the new advertising?

Is instagrammability the new advertising?

In our ‘blink-and-you’ve-missed-it’ digital world, social media is leading the way in which most of us receive information. Instagram’s influence continues to grow. The platform topped 700 million monthly active users earlier this year and Instagram Stories reached 250 million daily active users just over a month ago. As…
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The Future of In-Video Advertising on Social

The Future of In-Video Advertising on Social

The paid advertising landscape is changing and this time it’s all about video. Two big announcements have rocked the video world… Facebook is introducing mid-roll video ads Youtube is scrapping 30 sec pre-roll video ads in favour of 6 sec – 20 sec. It’s clear to see that…
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Advertising to Developing Countries is ‘Lite’ Work

Advertising to Developing Countries is ‘Lite’ Work

  It’s no secret that Mark Zuckerberg is trying his hardest to tap into developing world markets. In 2015 Mark hosted a town hall, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to talk about Facebook’s ‘Internet.org’ program now named Free Basics. A year on from that meeting and India regulators…
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Why you should be using video advertising in social media

Why you should be using video advertising in social media

It wasn’t too long ago that TV advertising was blasted as a dying marketing tool (tell that to the media organisers of the US Super Bowl who charged up to $5 million for a 30 second ad this year!). There are just under 700 channels on an average cable…
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The rise and rise of Facebook advertising

The rise and rise of Facebook advertising

      It’s no secret that Facebook is killing it when it comes to the roll-out and monetisation of video on its platform. The platform’s second quarter earnings, which were published last month, revealed that more than 1.1 billion people are currently using the…
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How much should your social advertising cost?

How much should your social advertising cost?

We presented at the B2B Summit recently, talking about paid social media. Interestingly, the question on everyone’s lips was; how much should social advertising cost? What are the benchmarks for investment and returns you can expect? Well, a Salesforce report (download) gives us some interesting…
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Snapchat gearing up to open the advertising flood gates?

Snapchat gearing up to open the advertising flood gates?

With over 100 million daily active users on the platform and well reputed penetration into the ‘millennial’ audience, Snapchat is on the rise… However, once platforms are well established as “cool” they have to make some moves that will render themselves seriously uncool to their user base,…
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Why data is a key element to social advertising

Why data is a key element to social advertising

With the 82% rise in ad-blocking software, marketers are increasingly re-allocating resources away from digital display ads and drawing their attention to social. If you do have a slice of marketing budget assigned to social advertising, the rewards may very well be…
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How paid is cannibalising ATL advertising

How paid is cannibalising ATL advertising

If you’re not already ‘paying to play’, you should be. Get your targeting right, and your customer engagement rates can be as high as 20%. It is compelling data like this that is helping to evidence the success of paid social versus above the line (ATL) advertising.
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Facebook VS Google – Who will reign victorious in Online Advertising?

Facebook VS Google – Who will reign victorious in Online Advertising?

Facebook’s presence is becoming ever more omnipotent, as Sir Martin Sorrell stated how Google’s dominant position in online advertising is threatened by the social networking giant. This may not be surprising to some, as Facebook beat YouTube in terms of desktop video views for the first…
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5 ways to take your advertising on LinkedIn to the next level

5 ways to take your advertising on LinkedIn to the next level

We use the LinkedIn paid platform for clients on a daily basis. Despite its rather dated layout and reasonably thin set of features (when compared with the big boys like Google and Facebook), there is no doubt, for me, that LinkedIn still very much has the…
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Has Facebook app advertising met its match?

Has Facebook app advertising met its match?

Facebook App install advertisements are slowly becoming an old familiar in your app based news feed, carefully honed by Facebook’s famous targeting tools. Personally I can vouch for their effectiveness of targeting (unlike the time I got an email from Pinterest…
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Is Tumblr mature enough for advertising?

Is Tumblr mature enough for advertising?

The simple and versatile platform that combines a coherent interface with simple functionality. With an endless variety of customisable templates the platform has been a vast canvas for the more visually driven blogger to be truly creative.  At face value Tumblr has the reputation of being mostly populated with junk…
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Facebook advertising – how au fait are you really?

Facebook advertising – how au fait are you really?

Having a firm grasp of Facebook advertising mechanics is a must when it comes to social media marketing. Any creative campaign can be turbocharged by way of Facebook ads, assuming they are managed effectively and optimised in real-time. But Facebook doesn’t always make it easy for marketeers to get started,…
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Latest Social Advertising Developments

Latest Social Advertising Developments

We have had mixed news recently around online advertising, with some sites focusing more heavily on their advertising offering, whilst other businesses are popping up to block ads from customers devices… So you know what’s been happening recently, take a look at the latest developments here: Simplified Facebook Advertising…
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Facebook advertising – is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Facebook advertising – is it all it’s cracked up to be?

It seems like everyone is at it nowadays – Facebook advertising is more or less a standard element of many brands’ social media activity. But how often are marketers taking a step back to ponder WHY exactly they are running advertising campaigns? What do they hope to achieve? Over…
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Advertising and consumers – the break up

Advertising and consumers – the break up

Superb video from Geert Desager. Simple, effective, story telling at its best… The Break Up Uploaded by geertdesager © geertdesager, The Break Up, Video  …
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Top 3 Reasons Why Brands Are Getting Serious About Gaming

Top 3 Reasons Why Brands Are Getting Serious About Gaming

Why are brands getting serious about gaming? It's all about advertising, engagement, and trends.
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B2B for social: getting ahead with lead generation

B2B for social: getting ahead with lead generation

The B2B buyer journey is becoming more complex than ever before. Multiple stakeholders and buyer influencers are at the heart of any purchasing process for businesses – and for B2B social, the breadth of audience that can be influenced is growing. The challenge for those looking to sell over social…
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The role of Social Media in the B2C Purchasing Journey

The role of Social Media in the B2C Purchasing Journey

Social media has already become an influential virtual space, that is incorporated into the purchase funnel and plays a vital role in advertising your brand. We look at what role Social Media plays in this Purchasing Journey for B2C customers.
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Culture Codes

Culture Codes

Meta hosted a pretty great and insightful webinar last week, Culture Codes: How Platform Native Advertising Builds Brands with Humanity and I wanted to take a moment to go through it a little bit and share some of my thoughts.
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TikTok accounts Marketers should follow

TikTok accounts Marketers should follow

TikTok is becoming the new gold for Marketing, find out 5 accounts Marketers should follow.
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TV shows that all Marketers should watch

TV shows that all Marketers should watch

We have a look at some shows all marketers should watch to be better at our work.
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IDs for Days

IDs for Days

Hulu lets independent artists and studios go wild with their logos for truly outstanding idents.
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Create impactful content on TikTok

Create impactful content on TikTok

TikTok is an entertainment platform powered by communities that drive culture and commerce.  This platform’s mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime entertainment force that is changing the way content and media are created and discovered from a creative perspective.  It’s no wonder that 66% of…
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5 Tips on How to Set Social Media Marketing Budget

5 Tips on How to Set Social Media Marketing Budget

Have you ever thought about why some companies have success advertising on social platforms and some don’t? What is the first step to improving the effectiveness of social media advertising? In today’s blog, we discuss how to set a realistic social media marketing budget and how this can help you…
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Dishing the dirt on data (RECAP)

Dishing the dirt on data (RECAP)

In today’s blog we’re looking back at the iOS 14 update and its effects on Facebook ads. Stick with us as we take you deeper into the subject, exploring the impacts, changes and how you can handle it. Apple released an iOS 14 update for advertisers (IDFA), which…
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5 Steps to Driving Your Social Media Engagement

5 Steps to Driving Your Social Media Engagement

The importance of social media is difficult to overestimate- In the UK alone, social media ad spending is projected to reach £5.2 billion in 2021 and increase to £6.5b by 2025. Effective use of social media can not only increase brand awareness but can also boost conversions and…
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IF leads the conversation on D&I in marketing

IF leads the conversation on D&I in marketing

Katy Howell discusses the state of diversity in advertising and marketing agencies
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Our Katy named Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech

Our Katy named Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech

Our Katy named Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech
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Festo consults immediate future for social media B2B strategy

Festo consults immediate future for social media B2B strategy

Festo consults immediate future for social media B2B strategy
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Episode 69 : Serious Social – Bring the social boom

Episode 69 : Serious Social – Bring the social boom

Ep 69: Serious Social – Bringing the social boom  2021 is coming to an end and it’s time to get your brand’s social media ready for next year. In this episode of Serious Social, Colin Jacobs, Belle Lawrence and Katy Howell review this year’s successes and forecast 2022’s triumphs, dissecting…
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China, the social innovator and trendsetter

China, the social innovator and trendsetter

Everyone loves social media, and China is no exception. With over 931 million active monthly users, it is the largest social media market in the world! However, in China, social is nothing like what you and I are used to. The platforms are different, with advertising, algorithms, and influencers…
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Hey TikTok, what’s been going on?

Hey TikTok, what’s been going on?

As you may have noticed, all the social media channels are in constant competition to become the platform with the most active users. Or to be the first to launch some new functionality on the market that, if successful, will be copied by other companies. In September 2021,…
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Episode 68 : Serious Social – China – The social Innovator, opportunity and trendsetter

Episode 68 : Serious Social – China – The social Innovator, opportunity and trendsetter

Ep 68: Serious Social – China: The social Innovator, opportunity and trendsetter China is home to the world’s largest social media market, with over 931 million users. In this week’s Serious Social episode, Katy Howell is joined by Domenica Di Lieto to discuss social media in China,…
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Sanex: Celebrating skin on social

Sanex: Celebrating skin on social

By engaging with Sanex’s target audiences and offering exclusive creatives, the campaign achieved an increase in brand share from 4.3% to 8.5%
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A Smart Social Team

A Smart Social Team

Curious, challenging, creative, resourceful, and sparkling with a passion. Take a look at our very smiley faces.
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Social Snapshot – 18.08.21

Social Snapshot – 18.08.21

It’s that time of the week again – time for your social snapshot! We’ve got a round-up for all of the latest happenings on social media. So, sit back, grab a coffee, and get up to speed   Instagram introduces new ways to protect users from abuse…
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Don’t get caught-out by last minute Paid Media buying

Don’t get caught-out by last minute Paid Media buying

The summer month of August has always been a key month in the Ad calendar. The famous P9 period sees Back to School campaigns appear, closely followed by menu changes in pubs and restaurants, as they flip from lighter evenings to darker nights. At the same time, we start…
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How to write an effective Facebook ad

How to write an effective Facebook ad

Having a hard time writing Facebook ad copy?   The truth is that Facebook Ad copy is essential if we want our ads to convert. A lot of the time we write the first thing that comes to mind. But, if we want to write the best Facebook…
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Tips to TikTok success

Tips to TikTok success

As of the beginning of July 2021, TikTok has had over 2.6 billion downloads worldwide and sees almost 700 million monthly active users (many IFers included!) So, it’s a no brainer that brands want to jump on the bandwagon. But, like every social media platform, sometimes it works and…
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Why isn’t your social strategy converting?

Why isn’t your social strategy converting?

If you are starting in the world of social media, you may have already heard that before converting, you must set up a presence. However, it’s possible your social strategy isn’t working properly, which means the investment does not translate into the desired results.
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iOS14 and Facebook Ads – what you need to know

iOS14 and Facebook Ads – what you need to know

Apple has recently released an update, iOS14, which is causing quite the stir with Facebook. If you’re an Apple user, then over the last few months, whenever you update or load a new app, you’ll have a popup notification asking if you are happy to share…
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Episode 63: Serious Social – Dishing the dirt on data

Episode 63: Serious Social – Dishing the dirt on data

Ep 63: Serious Social – Dishing the dirt on data  How much do you know about the Apple push for privacy through iOS14 and the effects it’s having on Facebook ads? If the answer is “not enough”, then this podcast is for you! Tune in to…
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The Death of Instagram likes

The Death of Instagram likes

No brand is a stranger to the realm of social media likes, but it seems like 2021 will be the year to kick them to the curb. While introduced to help relieve social pressure and improve mental health for its users, it’s difficult to ignore how this impacts…
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Our top 15 list of best practices for Facebook

Our top 15 list of best practices for Facebook

It may not be the new kid on the block, but please, no ageism here! The Facebook platform is still VERY important to the digital ecosystem, in fact, it’s top 3 according to Comscore. So we’re here to give you the checklist of your…
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Episode 60: Serious Social – What the F? Best practice for Facebook marketing

Episode 60: Serious Social – What the F? Best practice for Facebook marketing

Ep 60: Serious Social – What the F? Best practice for Facebook marketing In this week’s Serious Social Live, Belle Lawrence covers off all mistakes you can avoid making with Facebook marketing, from not setting up a Business Manager, to getting locked out of your account!…
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Inclusion and diversity are here to stay

Inclusion and diversity are here to stay

Welcome to the new 20s, where not taking action or being silent are no longer options for organisations. The importance of inclusion and diversity is here to stay. There is no room for brands to sit back and act passively. Why? Well… consumers are becoming more demanding and…
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Episode 54: Serious Social – Stop whispering into the void

Episode 54: Serious Social – Stop whispering into the void

  Ep 54: Serious Social – Stop whispering into the void The way brands interact with their audiences on social media has noticeably changed. Consumers are demanding more and will no longer put up with a lack of response or engagement from brands. Whether you’re scaling…
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Rules of engagement for social

Rules of engagement for social

If you need some practical tips about community engagement on social, you’ve come to the right place! Audiences, whether in B2B or B2C are very unforgiving when it comes to how brands engage with them – more than ever, we want brands to be fast, human, clear and…
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Episode 53 – Serious Social: The customer journey on social resembles a Jumanji map

Episode 53 – Serious Social: The customer journey on social resembles a Jumanji map

  Ep 53: Serious Social – The customer journey on social resembles a Jumanji map Yes, we think your social customer journey is like the map in Jumanji, welcome to the jungle. In this episode of Serious Social, Katy Howell makes no apology for drawing parallels…
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Episode 52: Serious Social – Culture Eats Social for Breakfast

Episode 52: Serious Social – Culture Eats Social for Breakfast

  Ep 52: Serious Social – Culture Eats Social for Breakfast Social has turned what was once opaque to clear glass. as employees’ tweet and snap and Tik Tok their view of your business. It means your leadership is centre stage, your practices under scrutiny and…
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Episode 50: Serious Social – Unlocking Paid Media Excellence

Episode 50: Serious Social – Unlocking Paid Media Excellence

  Ep 50: Serious Social – Unlocking Paid Media Excellence In this week’s Serious Social Live, Colin Jacobs will be getting into the nitty-gritty of paid social media. Tune in to discover how everything from customer journeys, touch points and algorithms, will help you smash your…
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Social Snapshot – 10.03.2021

Social Snapshot – 10.03.2021

Another week, another Social Snapshot! Sometimes it can be hard to stay up to date with the ever-changing world of social media! Stick with us as we take you through our weekly roundup of everything you need to know…   Twitter’s restricting ad replies The news we’re welcoming with…
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A single Social Media advert does not deliver meaningful demand generation

A single Social Media advert does not deliver meaningful demand generation

With the new financial year upon us, stakeholders are busy checking and ratifying plans and budgets for FY21/22. With the annual merry-go-round of financial and marketing planning shenanigans comes a new focus on demand generation. After all, organisations have endured a year no one expected. Surviving was rightly considered…
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Episode 47: Serious Social –  Is your brand in the club yet?

Episode 47: Serious Social – Is your brand in the club yet?

  Ep 47: Serious Social – Is your brand in the club yet? Right now, Clubhouse is the talk of the town – quite literally. But should brands be on there? Join Katy Howell in this week’s Serious Social as she explores the value Clubhouse can…
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The inevitable rise of AR

The inevitable rise of AR

59 million people used Snapchat’s AR tools during the recent Super Bowl in the United States, the platform reported this week. When you take into account that Snapchat has 92 million users in the US, that’s a whole lot of activity. At the top of…
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Social Snapshot – 10.02.21

Social Snapshot – 10.02.21

It’s that time of the week again – time for your social snapshot! We’ve got a round-up for all of the latest happenings on social media. So grab a coffee and get up to speed   Instagram’s really pushing Reels A few weeks ago, Instagram released a ‘how…
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Episode 44: Serious Social – Priorities for paid social

Episode 44: Serious Social – Priorities for paid social

  Ep 44: Serious Social – Priorities for paid social A lot happened in 2020, and the same is true for the paid media landscape. In this week’s Serious Social, Belle Lawrence will be looking at the latest news and updates to help you navigate your…
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2020 social media year in review

2020 social media year in review

Many of us will be happy to see the end of 2020, but it’s still important to reflect on the happenings in social media from the last twelve months. Facebook year in review Unsurprisingly, a major theme for Facebook/Instagram this year was Covid-19. The Instagram Stay Home sticker…
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2021 ad format successes

2021 ad format successes

We’ve predicted four standout Social Media Ad format performers for 2021, but there are six you should probably add to your go-to library. And no, this is not another of those time-wasting summaries or predictions that proliferate social media at this time of year. We’ve been doing our homework…
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Episode 39: Serious Social – Predicting 2021’s smash hit social ad formats

Episode 39: Serious Social – Predicting 2021’s smash hit social ad formats

Ep 38: Serious Social – Predicting 2021’s smash hit ad formats We’re not averse to making bold predictions at immediate future. As we look ahead to 2021 we’re forecasting what creative trends will lead to social success and identifying the formats marketers should and shouldn’t be…
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Scaling D2C with social media rocket fuel

Scaling D2C with social media rocket fuel

Let’s face it Covid restrictions have transformed trends, behaviours and shaped the way we live our everyday lives. And when it comes to shopping, things are very different from what they were seven months ago. Ever-changing consumer habits have forced many companies to re-think their retail and distribution models,…
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Episode 34: Serious Social – Battle of the Brands

Episode 34: Serious Social – Battle of the Brands

  Ep 34: Serious Social – Battle of the Brands Over 200 brands shared their insights with us… join Belle Lawrence and Katy Howell in this episode of Serious Social, where they’ll be sharing results from our very own benchmark tool, breaking down the comparisons and…
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Social Snapshot – 28.10.20

Social Snapshot – 28.10.20

Q3 spend results, a new ‘Neighbourhoods’ feature and an extended time limit on live streams for Instagram – let’s dig right into this week’s Social Snapshot:   Instagram extends time limits on live streams to 4 hours Annoyed you can’t archive your livestreams? Wish you could stream for…
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Why social?

Why social?

In this day and age, almost everybody and every business are on social media. For us individuals, it’s a great way to keep in touch with family and friends, and occasionally show off something we’re proud of. But for businesses, it’s an important aspect that should be included in your…
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Episode 29: Serious Social – with Milly Youngman

Episode 29: Serious Social – with Milly Youngman

  Ep 29: Serious Social – with Milly Youngman In this episode of Serious Social, Katy Howell is joined by Milly Youngman, social media manager across multiple Travelopia brands, to discuss how Milly spins many social media plates whilst maintaining a strategic approach in the challenging…
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Episode 28: Serious Social – Why do keep reinventing the wheel?

Episode 28: Serious Social – Why do keep reinventing the wheel?

  Ep 28: Serious Social – Why do we keep reinventing the wheel? In this episode of serious social, Katy Howell and CJ get right under the skin of the misinformation shared about social media marketing. You’ll hear how the past is the key to unlocking…
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There are no shortcuts to achieving sustained marketing success!

There are no shortcuts to achieving sustained marketing success!

If anyone tells you otherwise, I would strongly question their credentials and motive. For years we’ve seen flash in the pan speakers pedal false philosophies portraying a vision of quickfire success by adopting a simple tactic. At times that involved people positioning social media as the great hope –…
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Ep 25: The Now, Next and Normal

Ep 25: The Now, Next and Normal

  Ep 25: The Now, Next and Normal The now, next and normal of social marketing is not just another webinar. It’s a punchy and pragmatic look at how you can prosper as networks shift and behaviours change. You’ll leave the session with actionable direction and…
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Social Snapshot 09.09.20

Social Snapshot 09.09.20

For this week’s social snapshot, we’re bringing you the top social news that’s on our radar (and feeds). It’s been a big news week, with lots of features, programs and insights guides. So, let’s jump straight in! Some users are now able to view Instagram Stories on Facebook…
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Brand: “Where, and how, should we be spending our Social Media budget?”

Brand: “Where, and how, should we be spending our Social Media budget?”

It’s a frequently asked question framed at us by boardrooms and marketing directors. More often than not it comes from the senior-most person in an organisation. People who wish to sense-check what the brand is doing on social and validate past spend versus future investment. We’re frequently asked to…
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Selling for B2B

The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Selling for B2B

72% of B2B marketers use social media advertising or promoted posts, so it’s no secret that paid social media is vital to generating sales and delivering ROI. But with the influx of users and increase in social advertising, how do marketers set themselves apart to ensure…
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Start your Christmas marketing now

Start your Christmas marketing now

Sounds mad doesn’t it? Who’d of thought that now is the time to start your Christmas campaigns. Usually you are finalising plans in July for Q4, but not advertising. Things are indeed strange. A look at the social conversations and latest insight from Facebook and Pinterest makes it…
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Don’t let the ads get you down

Don’t let the ads get you down

When it comes to social media marketing, Facebook is always the go-to platform for many marketers – especially when you find out Facebook users sign into the platform an average of 13.8 times a day. And with a platform that hosts multiple tools to help you set up and…
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Episode 16: Enhancing brand trust with social

Episode 16: Enhancing brand trust with social

  Ep 16: Serious Social – Enhancing brand trust with social Social marketing will not make you trusted if you are not already on that path. But it will accelerate and enhance brand trust. Your strategy is to get your audiences to know you, like you and…
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Social noise is not a reason to not market yourself

Social noise is not a reason to not market yourself

In recent weeks there has been a reoccurring question framed at us, “if social is noisy what’s the point in publishing content? Covid-19 has sent it crazy, hasn’t it?”. It’s an obvious answer, but, ‘you need to be at the races – you need to be in It,…
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Episode 13: Katy Howell in the Downtown Den with Simon Danczuk

Episode 13: Katy Howell in the Downtown Den with Simon Danczuk

  Episode 13: Katy Howell in the Downtown Den with Simon Danczuks How can social media play a part in growing your business, especially in times of crisis? Katy joined Simon from Downtown, to discuss everything from reach to personality. If you’re after more know-how…
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It’s ok to slow down

It’s ok to slow down

  In recent months, the workplace has shifted more than we’ve ever experienced. Some have found this shift towards remote working productive, while others have found it unmotivating; no employee experience is the same and we’re all scrambling to adjust to the new normal. And while information is…
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Fire-up customer neurons with emotional content

Fire-up customer neurons with emotional content

The mood on social is changing. The Covid-19 support ads have run their course. And your audiences are looking for something more meaningful as we move into recovery. They want to hear from brands with empathy and emotional connections. And brands want to trigger responses that will see…
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Episode 9: It’s time to get social emotional

Episode 9: It’s time to get social emotional

  Ep 9: Serious Social – It’s time to get social emotional Why and how to be distinctive, empathetic and in tune. Away with the clichés, sad music and mentions of challenging times. Brands need to demonstrate EQ in their social content – Katy Howell explains…
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Social Snapshot – 06.05.20

Social Snapshot – 06.05.20

As we’re all suffering lockdown fatigue, the social platforms are pushing on with new features to beat the isolation. A look at Q1 earnings, explains why there is a dash to create even more compelling reasons to stay on social. After all, there are more people spending more…
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Episode 7: Getting your paid social on-point

Episode 7: Getting your paid social on-point

Ep 7: Serious Social – Getting your paid social on-point New to paid social, or looking to brush up – we’ve got some top tips and insight for you. If you’re after more know-how to break the social boring, subscribe now.
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Quick tips to kick-start paid social

Quick tips to kick-start paid social

As the online population grows, so does the pool of consumers – some with time, and money on their hands. In recent weeks, e-commerce businesses in sectors like crafting, beauty and home accessories – as well as gifting – have started to boom. If you’re starting out in…
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Episode 5: How to ready your brand for post-lockdown opportunities

Episode 5: How to ready your brand for post-lockdown opportunities

Ep 5: Serious Social – How to ready your brand for post-lockdown opportunities Don’t wait for lockdown to lift and then start your brand planning – you’ll lose valuable H2 ground. Managing Director Colin Jacobs urges brands to conduct their brand planning now.  This episode was recorded…
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Ep 4: Serious Social – Has our sense of community changed?

Ep 4: Serious Social – Has our sense of community changed?

Ep 4: Serious Social – Has our sense of community changed? Social media is replacing some of the physical proximity we’re missing, brands have the chance to be a part of this right now. In this episode, Associate Director Belle Lawrence considers how the current climate…
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Leave a light on

Leave a light on

While the streets are quiet and the shops are shut, the bars and cinemas are closed – and so are the theatres. But in the theatre, when they are “dark” (there’s no live production), there’s a tradition to leave a “ghost light” centre stage. Partly for the safety…
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The modern event: an inescapable interest

The modern event: an inescapable interest

The UK events industry is worth £42.3 billion – and it’s still growing. Gone are the days of cold calls, handshakes and flyers. Today’s event marketers are reaching you when you’re walking, talking, surfing or just casually browsing your favourite job listings site. When you…
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General Election 2019 and the role of social media

General Election 2019 and the role of social media

As the UK gears up for an election on 12th December, there is no doubt you will have noticed that your social media accounts are being flooded with screenshots of political tweets alongside other posts, ads and conversations. Social media is now a BIG media platform for the…
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Authenticity matters

Authenticity matters

If the last week few weeks in the world of social media x politics have taught us anything, it’s that the public does “give a toss” about the cut and thrust of social – even if this politician doesn’t think so. In October 2019, Twitter…
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Social Snapshot – 16.10.19

Social Snapshot – 16.10.19

  Well, the nights are drawing in and it’s getting colder and darker. But it’s never a dull day in the world of social media! We are always warmed up by the new developments and news stories that appear in our feeds which we bring to you in…
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Social Snapshot – 09.10.19

Social Snapshot – 09.10.19

Another week has passed and my, what a week it has been! We love staying up to date with the latest happenings in social, and we’re sure you do too. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best articles from the past week we just have to shout about…  …
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Help! What is TikTok and should we be using it?

Help! What is TikTok and should we be using it?

  So you may (or may not) have heard about TikTok, and part of that depends on your age or the age of the people in your life! TikTok is one of the fastest-growing social media platforms in the world. It allows users to express themselves in a…
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Why employee advocacy should be part of your marketing plans

Why employee advocacy should be part of your marketing plans

Meet employee advocacy, the first cousin to influencer marketing. Your employees are generally the best advocates you have. They can be a credible and creative way to build brand recognition and instill trust in your business as well as generating word of mouth. And let’s be really honest, where…
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Advertisers in the Bake Off recipe

Advertisers in the Bake Off recipe

Episode 2 *spoiler alert* don’t read unless you’ve watched! Since its move to Channel 4, Bake Off has offered advertisers the opportunity to be part of this cake obsessed community for 8 weeks of autumn. After the initial move to a commercial station (which came with some negativity), advertises…
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