Archive: Oct 2021

I’m writing this blog whilst in-flight, on my way to Athens, to present a keynote at Social Media Conference 17 – #SMC17gr. As with all good keynote speakers, my aim is to strike a balance between inspiration and relevant insight. All too often, shared case studies are limited…
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Facebook is mixing things up and exploring avenues to make businesses and publishers pages more interactive, with the addition of moving cover images. Well, first of all, I am just glad I am not writing a blog on the topic…
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  Earlier this week, LinkedIn announced it has hit the 500 million user mark, with users from 200 different countries. Although this is modest in comparison to the extensive growth Facebook & Snapchat see, LinkedIn is still undoubtedly one of the best professional platforms, with 10 million active…
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Daaaaaamn Facebook! Back at it again with copying Snapchat! That’s right! It had been a good week since someone got all up in Snapchat’s business, so it’s lucky Facebook stepped up with its latest announcement to keep them on their toes. This one may give the ghost a run…
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    This week’s #60secondsocial focuses in on the recent Facebook F8 Developer Conference with developers and businesses. Tune in to find out how Facebook’s taking ‘What’s on your mind?’ to a whole new level with their neural interface development, the addition of their new digital assistant ‘M’,…
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Creating a social media marketing strategy and not sure where to start?   Just what are your goals and objectives?   What is it that you want your social media to do for you?  As soon as you have worked that out, you’ll then need to do it…
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You like them or you hate them (here, we like them… a lot!). Bots have their usefulness, particularly because they are so good at repetitive tasks and let us – humans – focus on more advanced work. And the truth is, even if you’re not using them in…
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  Not content with stealing Snapchat’s thunder, it looks like Instagram’s set to take on Pinterest with its new Collections feature. Since last year, you’ve had the ability to save or bookmark any photo or video on Instagram that you want to look at…
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    Is Snapchat changing the future of retail? In this week’s #60secondsocial we’re focusing on how Snapchat are succeeding at marrying social engagement to in venue traffic, particularly with their recent geo-filter for fast food chain, Wendy’s. Find out more about the geo-filter that 80% of Snap-chatters…
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  Reporting back to senior management with low conversion rates can become the bane of one’s life. And then to top it off, you are probably working extremely hard to persuade for more budget towards your social campaigns. It’s 2017, and you shouldn’t have to battle to prove…
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Video is playing an ever important role in marketing and challenging brands to be responsive to the fast-changing environment. While businesses start to realise the importance of social video, making matters complicated for video marketers is that different social media platforms have unique features, requirements…
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I don’t know about you but I am tired of writing and especially reading, blogs with the same narrative, but here I am doing it again. Instagram has copied Snapchat… and if I had a penny for every time I have read about this topic I would have…
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Cast your mind back to the hazy days of June 2016 and you might remember that Facebook announced something very exciting at Vidcon – the ability to livestream with a friend on a split screen broadcast. Almost a year later, some different iterations along the way in the…
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What a huge week for social! This week we’re talking Facebook’s new AI-powered digital assistant, Twitter losing live streaming, and the ASA banned Instagram blogger. We also highlight the importance of an in-depth understanding of paid social, as it continues to make an impact on the…
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Years ago, when immediate future first started, we talked a lot about social being the oil in the engine. The same is still true today. Social works at its best when integrated into marketing machine: amplifying and enhancing performance both within social and across all your marketing and…
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Way back in the the halcyon days of 2014 we had high hopes about the fledgling social network Ello an ad-free alternative to the established Facebooks and Twitters of the social world, but, alas it never really took off as much as we hoped. But now the creators of…
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Do you remember how I was banging on about a pair of shoes and how Pinterest now lets you shop from pictures about a month ago? (if you don’t here is the post) Well, now, shoppable videos are coming to Facebook and Twitter but maybe not just…
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So April has arrived, and with it a day when we stop bashing ‘fake news’, and instead celebrate it, and the other witty and, in some cases, heart-stopping ways that our friends and loved ones make April Fools of us all. Not to mention, the brands that get…
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Missing your fill of paid media gossip? In this week’s #60secondsocial we’re focusing on the ongoing battle between Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, specifically where paid media is concerned. Snapchat has well and truly caught up with Twitter, but will it have a chance going against Facebook? Since Snapchat launched…
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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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