Archive: Oct 2021

There were some really interesting insights from IBM’s 2012 global CEO study which were released this week… When CEOs were asked for their predictions for the next 3-5 years they foresee a 61% decrease in traditional media being used as a customer interaction method, whilst collectively predicting a 256% increase…
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As we’re nearing the end of 2012, it is vital to review the year behind us before we can start planning ahead. What have been the most significant trends, brands and developments in social media and content marketing? Here’s a few highlights from the best of the best – enjoy!…
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Alan Turing came up with a test for assessing the intelligence of a computer back in the 1950s. A human being and a computer are engaged in natural dialogue and asked the same questions by another human judge. If that judge is unable to distinguish the computer apart from the…
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There’s often a lot of buzz around the latest, greatest Facebook creative campaigns. However, little noise is made about brands or companies who get Facebook content right on a day to day basis. Those who are strategic in their content creation of every post; referring back to the principles of Facebook Edgerank,…
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Most companies seek ROI when running a big social media campaign. But can charities do the same? This year it seems, Movember is proving that not only can a charity movement have a wide social reach but it can actually convert those Facebook ‘likes’ into real charitable action. The Movember…
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John Lewis have pulled out all the stops with their Christmas advert this year. Presumably trying to top last year’s heart warming offering. They have extended their campaign across social media platforms. The advert was first unveiled on Facebook before its prime time spot later that day…
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Social media is a dynamic universe. Seemingly insignificant platforms become market leaders in a matter of months, and web giants that appear indestructible fall in no time. Such a rapidly changing market requires attentive monitoring, and access to accurate statistics is essential. People at DreamGrow have published…
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Specific Media and Justin Timberlake are desperately trying to breathe life back into the social media platform. The new owners have massive plans for the site as a 29-page investment pitch for MySpace’s parent company, Interactive Media Holdings revealed. The leaked document shows that the company’s plan is to reincarnate MySpace…
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I’ve been doing a lot of recruiting over the last nine months. For those of you in the same boat, you will know it’s a time consuming and challenging task. Finding people with deep digital experience rather than just a veneer is tough. I spend a lot of time writing…
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Recently I’ve been having a lot of conversations with people about their social media monitoring pain points and challenges. Everyone knows and has been told many times about the opportunities offered by scanning the social media space for golden nuggets of information about your brand or company. And yes, it’s…
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Earlier this year Econsultancy surveyed e-commerce and e-business professionals to understand if and how they were using mobile as part of their multichannel experience. The survey revealed that 74% of companies had developed a mobile optimised website, 29% had developed a tablet-optimised website; and nearly half were…
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Given that 66% of UK professionals are now on LinkedIn, the platform offers considerable B2B marketing opportunities to companies. There are numerous ways firms can benefit from LinkedIn, one of which is participation in group discussions. Good questions provoke lively exchange of views and promote the public…
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Love these to bits, always great encouragement for B2B marketers. Especially when they are about 6 foot long! B2B social media is handled by the PR department in the main, most do it to create awareness and the shock that more use Facebook (80%) than Twitter (78%) Have a little…
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The joyful season is nearing and brands are definitely trying to get us into the Christmas mood. They are doing all they can to boost sales through creative marketing and the use of interesting social media campaigns. Fashion outlet ASOS has launched an interactive campaign. Users will be able to…
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We were delighted to read the news this morning that David Cameron and his team at number 10 are trialing an application which will pull real-time data from social media and other sources to aid with decision making. The application will give the PM an at-a-glance view of how the…
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Unless you have a social newsroom churning away in the background, keeping your site and social estates replenished with fresh content is no mean feat. And with real-time social media platforms such as Twitter churning out a record 32 million tweets in the space of 24 hours during US Election…
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Over the last 2 years there has been a noticeable shift in our client base at immediate future. No longer are we just working alongside PR or marketing folk – something that is nicely expressed in the infographic below. Social isn’t simply an extension of a marketing campaign.  It’s become integral…
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The US presidential race will be decided on Tuesday 6th of November 2012 when either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama will be handed the keys to the White House for the next four years.  At present, the race is too close to call and opinion polls have them neck and…
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Last week Hurricane Sandy left much of the east coast of America in tatters. Whilst the hurricane swept across New York and other states, social media was to be one of the most powerful platforms in which aid was offered. Social media served as a useful tool for family and…
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Twitter provides great opportunities for businesses to establish effective and engaging communication with their customers. But how should companies go about doing it? Here are some useful principles to follow. 1. Problem acknowledgement and quick apology Customers value honest communication.  The quicker you apologise and acknowledge the problem, the better.
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This survey of 740 respondents from the LinkedIn B2B Technology Marketing community looks at the trends in content marketing for 2012. Here are some key tweetable pull outs from the report… 84% of marketers  say that content production is going to rise in the next 12 months!…
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