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Farewell to Pebble: A Twitter clone is shutting down

Farewell to Pebble: A Twitter clone is shutting down

No company is immune to the challenges of the fast-paced tech world. As we approach the one-year milestone of Elon Musk’s transformation of Twitter into “X,” it’s time to reflect on the evolving landscape of social media and its impact on alternative platforms. The crowded field of Twitter-like platforms will…
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Twitter Recruiting

Twitter Recruiting

Well well well, what do we have here?! Looks like Twitter is making moves to allow verified organisations to post job openings in app! As shared by user Nima Owji; BREAKING: #Twitter is working on a…
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Twitter’s U-turn

Twitter’s U-turn

Twitter's blue checkmark was feeling a bit like a yo-yo lately, first disappearing and leaving us feeling blue, then making a comeback with a sassy "I'm back, baby!" attitude. We're not sure what Twitter was thinking with their U-turn, but at least now we can all feel a little more verified in this crazy online world.
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Say Farewell To Twitter

Say Farewell To Twitter

This is not a drill Hold onto your hats – it looks like Twitter, inc is about to go the way of the dodo bird. That’s right, you heard it here first: Twitter “no longer exists” after merging with Elon Musk’s X Corp. So far, this looks…
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Oops!… Musk Did It Again 🎶 Twitter’s disastrous attempt to ban posting links to other social networks.

Oops!… Musk Did It Again 🎶 Twitter’s disastrous attempt to ban posting links to other social networks.

Twitter will begin to ban its users from posting links to other social networks
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What’s happening to Twitter?

What’s happening to Twitter?

What is happening on Twitter? Catch up with what is happening on the platform.
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Episode 74: Serious Social – Should Brands Dump Twitter?

Episode 74: Serious Social – Should Brands Dump Twitter?

Whilst the Twitter chaos is taking up all the headlines, the big question for businesses is whether they should dump Twitter, or hang in there. There is much to debate, such as ….. 🙀 Does Musk’s behaviour and the increase in hate speech and trolls cause a risk to your brand…
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Twitter’s turmoil turning tons away?

Twitter’s turmoil turning tons away?

For now, maybe. But we don’t really need to remind you of what’s happening at twitter – there are daily developments – and at the time of writing this, there may yet be another that’s cropped up. The question is, how long does this last? The media frenzy is driving…
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We’re concerned about Twitter’s conduct and associating out brand

We’re concerned about Twitter’s conduct and associating out brand

Continued chaos at Twitter? Conjecture or cause for brand concern – and should we be pausing content? FInd out more in this blog.
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Twitter Tweaks Typos

Twitter Tweaks Typos

Twitter recently announced the new Edit Tweet feature. However, there's a catch.
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Real Talk from Twitter

Real Talk from Twitter

When creating strategies for specific platforms, we marketers will always ask the same questions; which audience is on that platform? What content do they want to see? And what are their expectations? To help us, Twitter has released a new report “#RealTalk” that explores how brands can…
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Twitter means business

Twitter means business

As part of its analyst day overview, earlier this year, Twitter released a series of potential new features they hope will boost numbers and aggressively grow their user base over the next three years. Including various new subscription-based features, which will enable creators to monetize their Twitter following:…
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Rising Twitter Topics 2021

Rising Twitter Topics 2021

With so much change, disruption, and discussion around what’s next all around the world, it can be difficult to stay in touch with what really matters at the moment. For a brand on social, if you aren’t on top of key trends, how people are feeling and why…
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What is your brand voice on Twitter?

What is your brand voice on Twitter?

Going into 2021, companies might be looking at rejigging how they approach their audience on social media. It’s a tumultuous time, with many looking to their favourite businesses for signs they are adapting and changing their way of working to meet the needs of both their customers and…
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Christmas is saved with Twitter’s Holiday Hub

Christmas is saved with Twitter’s Holiday Hub

We know it’s technically still too early to talk about Christmas, but in the world of marketing, Christmas usually starts in July – and this year it was even earlier! (See Katy Howell’s Christmas in July Serious Social for all the facts and figures about…
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Twitter Lists and how to use them

Twitter Lists and how to use them

In the world of social media marketing, Twitter Lists are important. Brands, businesses, and marketers alike use Lists for various reasons. They can be public or private and can provide you with lots of relevant information that ultimately helps you be the best you can…
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Twitter replies: putting a limit on your conversation

Twitter replies: putting a limit on your conversation

Twitter is rolling out new settings that will allow all users to control who can reply to Tweets. It’s a feature they tested earlier in the year, but now we’ll all be able to start limiting who replies to our content. So, what does this actually mean? We…
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Talking to Twitter

Talking to Twitter

One of the latest releases from Twitter is the Audio Tweet! Now, I must admit I am a sceptic with this function – I’m not sure that, when social media is so visual, an audio-only format will be useful or used. However, sound is important in branding (tune…
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“Fleets” by Twitter

“Fleets” by Twitter

Here we go, another “stories” mode on a different social media platform!  This time, Twitter are testing the waters with something called “Fleets”, which they are assuring us is not totally like IG Stories;   I know what you're thinking: “THIS SOUNDS…
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Twitter on the up

Twitter on the up

Twitter is growing – are you missing out? Their Q4 performance report states that they have added 21% more monetizable daily active users to the platform – this takes them to 152million. What does monetizable mean? It’s a user count of how many accounts…
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Twitter will continue to go live with your mistakes

Twitter will continue to go live with your mistakes

While there have been whispers of a Twitter editing feature, CEO Jack Dorsey has shut down rumours this week in an interview with Wired saying “please stop bothering us about this, please.” Since its founding in 2006, Twitter users have been desperate for an editing featuring.
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New narrowcasting options from Twitter

New narrowcasting options from Twitter

More controls for conversation on Twitter – is this a positive change to reduce trolling or the beginning of closed communities on the platform? One of the latest announcements from Twitter was made during an appearance by Suzanne Xie, Twitter’s director of product management, at CES (Consumer Electronics Show)…
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Twitter Providing the Option to Hide Replies

Twitter Providing the Option to Hide Replies

  Sometimes people reply to your Tweets about things you don’t want to see. And sometimes you just don’t want any replies to be seen at all. So, to help, Twitter has been testing out a new feature that lets you do just that. After launching an initial…
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Twitter’s upping its paid game

Twitter’s upping its paid game

Over the past few weeks we have seen multiple announcements from Twitter; filtering direct messages, swipeable lists, and 6-second video ad bidding. Now, the platform has announced its testing a new, larger image carousel format for advertisers and it seems they’re really trying to up their paid game. After…
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GBBO: All eyes are on Twitter

GBBO: All eyes are on Twitter

Episode 1 *spoiler alert* don’t read unless you’ve watched! Even before season 10 of Bake Off started, social was alive with intense anticipation. By 7.45, according to Brandwatch data, there were over 24 thousand posts on Twitter from 7,898 authors – suggesting that enthusiasm for the show had people…
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New Reply Icons on Twitter?

New Reply Icons on Twitter?

Over the months Twitter has been testing out new ways of clarifying users replies, be it highlighting replies from an original poster or identifying responses from connections etc.   These features have been rolled out on their beta test app “Twttr”, this included colour coding to signify replies,…
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June: The Month for Twitter Updates

June: The Month for Twitter Updates

No matter how major or minuscule the update, here at immediate future, we just love to hear about them! And, we love to figure out how we can use the new features to develop our and our clients’ social strategies too. June certainly didn’t disappoint, Twitter especially, with…
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Are you always sending DMs? Test out Twitter’s new feature.

Are you always sending DMs? Test out Twitter’s new feature.

Week in week out, all the major platforms are constantly tweaking, updating and testing in a bid to increase engagement and make users more active. These updates aren’t always ground-breaking, but they’re slowly implemented to improve usage based on how users interact, and ultimately to make the experience…
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Twitters take on F8 2019

Twitters take on F8 2019

As the platform updates were announced, the attendees of F8 2019 just had to share their excitement! Ironically, they all took to Twitter to share what they found out at the Facebook conference  so, we’ve compiled a few Tweets for your viewing pleasure.   Some are skeptical over the…
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User moderation set to be an important part of Twitter’s future

User moderation set to be an important part of Twitter’s future

Twitter has been blamed for all manner of society’s ills. At a recent TED conference, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was challenged on why the changes being made to combat abuse and misinformation on the platform, haven’t been more rapid. Interviewer Chris Anderson likens Dorsey to the captain of…
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Twitter gets chattier and Facebook cuts out FOMO

Twitter gets chattier and Facebook cuts out FOMO

It goes without saying, (but I’m going to say it anyway) social media is a place for conversation. It’s a place for brands to start conversations and join them too. Marketers will be pleased to learn of a couple of updates to Twitter and Facebook that make it easier…
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Happiness is a clean timeline? You can now de-clutter your twitter!    #Twitter #MarieKondo

Happiness is a clean timeline? You can now de-clutter your twitter! #Twitter #MarieKondo

    It’s clear that we are in an age where a trend will start from someone or a small community, it then gets shared online and before you know it, it is shared over social reaching millions of people who are then altering their lifestyle to this trend.
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Twitter’s #BrandBowl Awards

Twitter’s #BrandBowl Awards

  We’re sure you’ve spoken about it plenty already, but let’s talk some more about the SuperBowl. One of America’s biggest sporting events, and also a time for companies to promote themselves on a monumental scale! The half-time ad break costs an average of $4million per ad (I know,…
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Thousands of users will test new Twitter features publicly

Thousands of users will test new Twitter features publicly

Twitter has announced that it’s set to launch a new program to let its users shape how conversations look and feel on the platform. This builds from trials at the end of last year with “ice breaker” tweets, aimed at increasing engagement on the platform…
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Did you forget about Twitter this year?

Did you forget about Twitter this year?

Often seen as one of the “old school” social media platforms, we just wanted to check in with you to find out if you’ve kept up with what’s great about Twitter and how to use it best. If you haven’t… perhaps we’ve just solved one of your social…
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The best Twitter moments of 2018!   #ItsHappened

The best Twitter moments of 2018! #ItsHappened

      I’m not even going to reiterate to you how fast this year has gone by! But, as the year comes to an end, I thought I would share with you some of the most tweeted topics and trends from Twitter’s annual #ThisHappenedReport.
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Take a few Moments on Twitter

Take a few Moments on Twitter

Twitter used to be the place for short, snappy messages. It still is, to some degree, but in the industry landscape where storytelling is everything, it’s getting more and more difficult to tell story, or even parts of your story in one Tweet. Twitter Moments allow you to create…
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Twitter asks the audience

Twitter asks the audience

When it comes to social media updates, far too often the platforms will change something that sends its users into disarray. Just look at the Snapchat layout or the chronological order of our Instagram feeds! In the case of Twitter, however, they want to implement some changes, but it’s…
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Know your platform – top tips for nailing social on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Know your platform – top tips for nailing social on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

  Approximately 2 billion people use social media. Figures are expected to grow as mobile device usage and mobile social networks gain more traction. With customers using social media 24/7, and on such a variety of platforms, what was best practise last week might not work today.
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Twitter ads – the why, the objectives and the tracking

Twitter ads – the why, the objectives and the tracking

Twitter Ads offers a world of paid media opportunities. There’s so much to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. But, it’s vitally important that you clarify this before you even think about touching the platform’s Ads proposition! Twitter recently offered a few tips to…
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The all new Ads Transparency Center on Twitter

The all new Ads Transparency Center on Twitter

    Having promised the world that they would improve the visibility for all ads running, Twitter has announced the launch of their Ads Transparency Center. This feature allows anyone to view more information about the ads that are being served to them, especially the political ads, such…
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Twitter Media has arrived

Twitter Media has arrived

Twitter has launched Twitter Media, a place for media publishers and organisations to get the most out of the platform. The new site showcases helpful resources which explain how to use Twitter’s many features and case studies to illustrate the…
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What you need to know: Twitter’s Q1 Earnings

What you need to know: Twitter’s Q1 Earnings

In this week’s Serious Social, we’re bringing you a roundup of Twitter’s Q1 results, released on the 25th of April. It was a successful quarter for Twitter and results were better than expected. They were pleased with their revenue growth acceleration, profitability and audience growth, but what contributed to…
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Twitter’s ad proposition success story

Twitter’s ad proposition success story

  You’ll wanna jump back onto Twitter when you hear this. Twitter has dramatically changed its ad proposition in the last 18 months and it’s been a great success. For their platform, for our agency, and it can be a success for you too! In this week’s Serious Social…
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5 Ways to Maximise Your Brand’s Twitter Presence

5 Ways to Maximise Your Brand’s Twitter Presence

With the jump in Twitter’s share prices earlier this year, it seems that the social giant is going from strength to strength. Considering the playground of pundits and the cerebrally astute, how do brands cut through the rants and opinions and make the most of this…
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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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Twitter Posts a Profit for the First Time

Twitter Posts a Profit for the First Time

According to reports, Twitter Inc. has shown the most profit since it’s market launch in 2013. The platform’s prioritisation of video, as well as a new software algorithm, have both contributed to increased time spent on Twitter by users while also encouraging…
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Time to seize the Twitter Sponsored Moments?

Time to seize the Twitter Sponsored Moments?

It may seem as though the initial moment passed without much fanfare in October 2015 when Twitter Moments rolled out. It was then released to influencers and creators in August 2016 then the wider public in Sep 16, but… didn’t really set the world alight.
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Can Twitter become brands’ new favourite platform?

Can Twitter become brands’ new favourite platform?

It’s been quiet at the water cooler recently, what with having to wait FOREVER for GoT to return. But, even if you’re not a business, the recent Facebook news means Zuckerberg’s plans have got everybody talking. January as a slow news month? Not anymore. Facebook’s…
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Twitter and LinkedIn are getting new video ad formats

Twitter and LinkedIn are getting new video ad formats

With the near constant innovation we see from Facebook’s ad offering, it’s easy to forget that other social media platforms release new products from time-to-time. This week there have been two announcements that have got us excited, and they’re both about video. LinkedIn First up LinkedIn is FINALLY…
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Twitter enables 280 character limit & so can you

Twitter enables 280 character limit & so can you

On Tuesday Twitter joyfully announced the rollout of a shiny new 280 character limit in nearly all languages. (Sorry Japan, China & Korea). Although initially the wonders of double tweet space were only available to a select few (Sorry Ellen) the internet was quick to point out that…
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Twitter tests Twitter lite – but is it too late?

Twitter tests Twitter lite – but is it too late?

Developing countries don’t have the same access to Internet facilities as we have in the West. The high cost of data on mobile plans and poor infrastructures mean that it is harder for people living in developing countries to access social media networks. To remedy this, Facebook has…
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Twitter tests secret tweetstorm feature

Twitter tests secret tweetstorm feature

Twitter is testing a secret tweetstorm feature making it easier for users to publish content faster on mobile. It currently takes serious skills to chain a conversation of tweets together in a cohesive tweetstorm, ultimately exposing the flaw in Twitter’s user experience. Publishers are unable to unleash their…
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Twitter gets a makeover in latest update

Twitter gets a makeover in latest update

I guess it’s been a long time coming, but Twitter has had a bit of a facelift. Its latest update, rolling out to iOS, Android and web users, is mostly cosmetic and cuts out the clutter of the old interface. The redesign comes after Twitter’s…
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Express yourself! Say more with Twitter’s latest tweak

Express yourself! Say more with Twitter’s latest tweak

Express yourselves! Say more with Twitter’s latest tweak We can all agree that saying everything we need to within the character limit on Twitter can become quite tedious and at times extremely frustrating! Yet somehow, being the super-species we are, we have adapted and now excelled at this.
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Twitter shares the love with 2.5 billion tweets a year

Twitter shares the love with 2.5 billion tweets a year

Love is in the air today, as couples celebrate the day of love. Twitter marks the special occasion with its new Valentine’s day stickers, enabling people to share the love in a fun way. The social media channel will also release Valentine’s day emojis, each time a user…
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Twitter now lets you add a Periscope link to your profile

Twitter now lets you add a Periscope link to your profile

Periscope announces a new partnership with its mother company Twitter. Starting this week, you have the option to provide a link to your Periscope profile on your Twitter page. The quick fix for avid Periscope broadcasters would be to provide your profile link within the website field on your…
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Who scores highest on the Twitter buy-o-meter?

Who scores highest on the Twitter buy-o-meter?

A goldrush of sorts is happening in the tech world amidst rumours that Twitter could be up for sale and the list of potential suitors for the channel is growing by the day. It’s hard to tell at this point who the serious contenders are. However, this hasn’t…
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Twitter’s Instant Unlock Card drives brand conversations

Twitter’s Instant Unlock Card drives brand conversations

Marketers can now measure the success of a campaign by tracking how many people are talking and engaging with a brand’s social activity. The Twitter Ads dashboard will display the engagement metrics and the earned media metrics generated by the campaign’s success. Struggling to encourage your fans,…
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Brands get sticky on Twitter

Brands get sticky on Twitter

Following hot on the heels of Twitter’s announcement that the platform was introducing #Stickers as “…a fun new way to add creativity to your photos and connect them to the world on Twitter”, the platform has now invited brands to join the party with “Promoted Stickers”.
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Twitter Updates Composer and Introduces Stickers

Twitter Updates Composer and Introduces Stickers

Twitter have introduced a couple of new developments in the past month, one fairly minor interface change and one entirely new function called Stickers. If you use the Twitter iOS app you may have noticed some changes taking place with the basic layout,…
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Twitter invites non-users to ‘see what’s happening’

Twitter invites non-users to ‘see what’s happening’

Twitter’s new marketing campaign opens its doors to non-users clearing the misconceptions they have with the brand and its purpose. CMO Leslie Berland announces the new campaign saying that it’s content and ads will spread awareness of what Twitter has to offer and invite non-users to…
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The new ubiquity of Twitter Blue Ticks

The new ubiquity of Twitter Blue Ticks

Aaahh, the coveted Twitter Blue Tick. Once a symbol of status and prestige, the Blue Tick signified that you had made it in social. The Twitter Gods had deemed your account worthy of the highest validation. To put it into perspective, of the 310 million…
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You walk the walk so why not talk the Twitter talk?

You walk the walk so why not talk the Twitter talk?

Sharing your thoughts and expertise can go along way with driving conversation and proving you’re a valuable Twitter contact. Twitter chats may seem like the last thing on your to do list but it’s worth the time and tweets. Answering industry leading conversations and networking with like-minded professionals…
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What does Twitter’s new character limit mean for brands?

What does Twitter’s new character limit mean for brands?

Looks like the social media heavens have finally heard our prayers. Twitter is making a major shift in how it counts characters in tweets, giving us more freedom to post longer messages. Posting a photo and shortened link leaves you with 93 characters to play with. The combination…
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Three Tips to Tweak Twitter ads for Maximum Traction in B2B

Three Tips to Tweak Twitter ads for Maximum Traction in B2B

We’ve said it before, but nurturing a social media account is a lot like having a baby. They require constant attention in order to thrive and achieve greatness. Take your eyes off the prize and you run the risk of your precious campaign tugging the tablecloth…
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Professional Persona Targeting on Twitter

Professional Persona Targeting on Twitter

Times have changed, that’s a fact – and you can take that to the bank! I remember a time, a simpler time – when Facebook was all fields, 3-way calls reigned supreme and if you wanted to reach an audience with an advertising message all you had to…
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Twitter DM Update: Join The Dark Side

Twitter DM Update: Join The Dark Side

  Private messaging has been on the rise for a while. With the continuous growth and success of apps like Snapchat or WhatsApp (that recently added end-to-end encryption), it’s no surprise others have been trying to play catch-up. One of the platforms that is trying to…
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Twitter made some changes to paid…and they are pretty cool

Twitter made some changes to paid…and they are pretty cool

This week has seen Twitter get all Facebook-y (yes that is a word) whilst making some nice strides with their paid advertising engine. There are three significant changes that have all gone live this week; Universal code, new custom audiences and an ‘objective-based’ interface – making the platform…
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Twitter is a troubled 10, but brands shouldn’t worry about that

Twitter is a troubled 10, but brands shouldn’t worry about that

Lunchtime. 21st March 2006. Jack Dorsey sends the first ever tweet: “just setting up my twttr” And now the company claims to have reached 320m monthly active users include celebrities, politicians and quite a number of trolls too.   Twitter Monthly Active Users…
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The unfortunate impact of the new Twitter timeline

The unfortunate impact of the new Twitter timeline

You may or may not have noticed, but your Twitter timeline has changed – it will no longer automatically show Tweets in chronological order. We know Twitter users don’t like change, and with a raft of changes announced in the past few months and weeks, including the furore around…
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Get the inside scoop on Twitter’s plans for 2016

Get the inside scoop on Twitter’s plans for 2016

A colleague and I recently had the pleasure of joining the fab team at Twitter HQ for their ‘Plan for 2016’ agency talk. It was an informative session, involving a large handful of top UK social media agencies revealing extensive insight into how 2015 played out, and upcoming plans and features for the platform in 2016 (follow all the highlights on Twitter via #planfor2016). immediate…
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Is Twitter doomed?

Is Twitter doomed?

Firstly, I want to start by saying….I hope this is not the beginning of the end! I, for one, love Twitter and hope it is here to stay. However, it is hard to ignore the ongoing share drops, negative news coverage and acquisition rumours. As the mainstream press…
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Twitter’s ‘brand enthusiast gallery’ is cause for enthusiasm

Twitter’s ‘brand enthusiast gallery’ is cause for enthusiasm

Of all of the consumer tech and social media news coming out of #CES2016 last week, I wasn’t expecting news of a new Twitter ad product to be one of the most talked about. But with its ‘brand enthusiast gallery’ (purely a working title, I…
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Twitter to dump its 140 character restriction?

Twitter to dump its 140 character restriction?

The limit of 140 characters on Twitter is destined to disappear, and may potentially be extended to an incredibly lengthy 10,000 characters, as reported by Re/code. “So what does that equate to in words?!” you may cry. That’s probably the length of a 2,000 word…
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Twitter Fights Against Abuse

Twitter Fights Against Abuse

As 2015 ended, the good folk at Twitter HQ updated their policy, adding new rules and procedures to combat abusive behaviour and hateful conduct on the platform. The latest update, announced in a blog on December 30th, sees the introduction of the following passage…
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A big hello to Twitter Moments UK

A big hello to Twitter Moments UK

After an initial roll-out in the US, Twitter finally launches Moments in Europe, starting with the UK… yippee! One aim of Twitter’s curated news tab is to make the platform an easier place to navigate; to catch up on breaking news and hot topics within your region –…
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How Twitter can make you a better writer (and editor)

How Twitter can make you a better writer (and editor)

When I joined the content team at IF just over a year ago, I came in with the mantra that creative writing made me a better copywriter, and copy writing made me a better creative writer. Despite the obvious differences between the two styles, I strongly believe that they…
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Twitter’s heart – like it, or love it? (There’s no other option)

Twitter’s heart – like it, or love it? (There’s no other option)

Earlier this month, Twitter changed its popular Favourite function from that little yellow star to a red heart, at the same time renaming it to Like. As we know, Twitter users generally do not initially like change, but embrace it in the end. But this particular change has far…
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Twitter: the new golden child in B2B lead generation?

Twitter: the new golden child in B2B lead generation?

When it comes to implementing Twitter as part of your B2B marketing and lead generation efforts, it can be easy to presume that the platform is best used for more ‘fluffy’ types of activity. These may be nurturing customer engagement or using it as a broadcast channel to push…
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The battle for real-time – Facebook vs Twitter

The battle for real-time – Facebook vs Twitter

Facebook announced its latest move to try out manoeuvre Twitter in the battle for real-time conversation. The range of second screen tools launched to engage TV viewers as they tune into live shows. Hashtag voting, polling for live events, photo and video submissions as well as custom icons…
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Analysing your Twitter ads for success

Analysing your Twitter ads for success

Which campaign worked best – and which was most cost-effective? An issue which must be deliberated when running ad campaigns to prove ROI. In an effort to provide answers to this key question and to entice marketers to spend more of their marketing budget on Twitter, the platform…
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Beyond broadcasting – how TV show Hunted is embracing the social side of Twitter

Beyond broadcasting – how TV show Hunted is embracing the social side of Twitter

Are you a fan of Hunted, the Channel 4 fugitive chasing reality tv show? It’s been great, hasn’t it? The mind games, the use of technology, and that thrill of the chase. What’s also been great has been their use of Twitter. The social media platform famed for hosting…
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Twitter ads, now available in more territories than ever before

Twitter ads, now available in more territories than ever before

From Iceland to India, Twitter ads are open for business, and the global reach of its network of 100,000 active advertisers is about to get a whole lot larger! Although late in the game compared to other social networking giants, the event marks a substantial…
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Twitter hatches messenger platform

Twitter hatches messenger platform

The micro-blogging site Twitter recently dropped its 140-character limit from direct messages, in what less-is-more puritan fans saw as infidelity to its one-liner ethos. Already struggling as a loss-making social media platform, with fears for its sustainability, Twitter has braved the raised eyebrows and thinks it is onto…
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Should Google buy Twitter?

Should Google buy Twitter?

  Now, there’s a question! The issue of one of three giants buying Twitter has started gaining some serious traction over the last few weeks. Those giants are, of course, Apple, Facebook and Google. Although there is a viable case for Apple to buy the flagging social network,…
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Future-proofing Twitter

Future-proofing Twitter

Twitter has been getting a lot of column inches recently for all the wrong reasons. For starters, though it launched officially in 2006, the company has yet to turn a profit. In 2014 it reported a pre-tax loss of £372m, despite raking in £908m…
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True Relevance – The Basics of Data Driven Twitter Targeting

True Relevance – The Basics of Data Driven Twitter Targeting

As more marketers are taking innovative steps toward reaching their target audiences on digital channels, it is becoming even more important for the messages they are pushing to be as relevant as possible. The most effective way to gain relevance like this is to use the digital data at…
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Maybe Twitter did decide the UK election after all

Maybe Twitter did decide the UK election after all

There might have been a disjoint between Twitter and real life in terms of public opinion around the recent General Election (see last week’s blog), but Twitter offered a fascinating journal of what the politicians were thinking in the final days of the month-long campaign. It was supposed…
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Twitter Pushes Revenues Growth from Big Data Analytics

Twitter Pushes Revenues Growth from Big Data Analytics

On Friday night, Twitter announced it is ditching third-party agreements for reselling firehose data. To date, businesses have used Twitter firehose APIs to stream real-time tweets and all related metadata. Friday’s announcement won’t have come as a shock to some, having seen how swiftly Twitter moved to help…
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UK Election: Twitter wot won it for…?

UK Election: Twitter wot won it for…?

Past UK elections were won by a mix of political manifesto pledges and party leader personalities. But the common platform used to communicate those since the 1950s was television or tabloid newspapers. The Sun newspaper bullishly proclaimed after the 1992 election that “It’s The Sun wot won it”.
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Twitter versus a competitive Meerkat

Twitter versus a competitive Meerkat

“Exciting times for live video streaming” isn’t a term we expected to say this side of 2015 but the rate of new apps being introduced that are able to bridge the functionality gap, (Pan Pan, Nutshell, Hopper, Tworlds) has seen a big increase in the last few months. A gap that certain mainstream social…
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Is Twitter going through an identity crisis?

Is Twitter going through an identity crisis?

Over the past few days, a number of announcements have come out of Twitter HQ about new features – both for users and marketers. The option to privately message more than one user at once has been a glaring omission from Twitter for years. But with the announcement…
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What will Twitter’s new ad strategy mean for advertisers?

What will Twitter’s new ad strategy mean for advertisers?

Twitter is planning to expand its advertising offering by selling media within third-party apps and sites. This will allow the platform to be utilised to market to people that don’t currently use it but may see a tweet online in embedded streams or publisher apps. Examples of publishers…
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Search gets social: From Facebook to Twitter, search is trending

Search gets social: From Facebook to Twitter, search is trending

This week it seems social is all about search. Led of course by Facebook’s news that it is rolling out its graph search on iOS as a keyword search. Well it is launching in America for now, but coming soon to other countries both on mobile and desktop (and…
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Twitter gear up for the festive season with ‘Offers’

Twitter gear up for the festive season with ‘Offers’

After the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we are all gearing up towards one thing: Christmas. As more people go online to buy and research products, Twitter have got involved with a social commerce launch of their own. That’s right – after giving merchants the ability…
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Why Twitter data is so much more than real-time trend spotting

Why Twitter data is so much more than real-time trend spotting

Moves are afoot, and money is being spent, to dig a whole lot deeper into the Twitter conversations. Earlier this year Twitter gave researchers data grants to back-test hypotheses with large quantities of historical data. It is also funding (to the tune of $10m) an MIT programme to…
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S-Commerce hits new level with the introduction of Twitter’s Buy button

S-Commerce hits new level with the introduction of Twitter’s Buy button

You will soon be able to purchase items from Twitter, as the micro-blogging service announced this week that they are featuring a ‘Buy’ button on tweets. This is a big step for Twitter as they enter the realm of e-commerce, and the new button will sit inside a tweet and…
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Twitter and the bug bounty hunters

Twitter and the bug bounty hunters

Unless you live under a rock, you will by now have read about the scandal over the unfortunate (some may argue not so unfortunate!) release of those explicit celebrity pictures leaked all over the internet – ostensibly taken by infiltrating the iCloud accounts of the rich and famous.
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