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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 simpler to use, more effective and more…

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Are you ready for VR?

Back in Q1, 2014, Mark Zuckerburg announced Facebook’s $2.5 billion acquisition of Oculus VR, signalling his intention to bring virtual reality into mainstream digital life. Two years on and Facebook have finally begun taking pre-orders for Oculus Rift. That’s right you can now place pre-orders for this highly anticipated virtual reality headset, with shipment due…

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Are media companies in danger?

New services like Facebook’s Instant Articles and Snapchat’s Discover allow publishers to host and monetise content on third-party social media platforms, without the need for users to click through to their site. Media publishers are currently uploading content on social media platforms in the hope users will click back to their site, but a new…

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8 fundamentals to an award winning paid social campaign

We were very proud to win Best Use of Social Advertising at the recent Social Media Buzz Awards recently. Fist pump. We did so on a modest budget, pipping big agencies (Ketchum, Starcom, Havas, Manning Gottlieb OMD) and big brands (Starbucks, KFC, Phillips, Unilever, Heineken) with our work for Southbank Centre launching new festival Changing…

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Need for Speed

Apps have revolutionised speed-reading through displaying single words in rapid succession. These apps are based on a method known as Rapid Serial Visual Presentation, or RSVP. It’s nothing new and has been documented in cognitive psychology since the early 1970s, but with the rise of mobile and apps, its popularity has rocketed. When you read normally,…

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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 announced the release of a new analysis…

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