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#MontyThePenguin taking social media by storm

John Lewis ads over the past few years have always been a hotly anticipated affair, and for many marks the countdown to Christmas. The department store is renowned for creating highly evocative commercials which tell moving stories around the magic of Christmas and going the extra mile for our loved ones. Last year we saw Bear…

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Nestle’s #lastrolo campaign – a missed opportunity?

Nestle relaunched the Rolo online brand earlier in October with the classic strapline ‘Do you love anyone enough to give them your last Rolo?’ via a series of five videos, and the immediate reaction has been largely positive. They’ve racked up over 180,000 views on YouTube in just over two weeks, which is testament to…

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The Curation Economy – Abundance to Poignancy

  As digital content marketers we are in the throes of two concurrent data revolutions. That of Big Data and secondly, the contextualization of big data. You won’t win customers with Data solely – but when you use that data to contextualize your content you will. What does that mean – it signifies that we…

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Facebook, Ello and the new social media war?

With a reported 31,000 sign-ups per hour on Thursday 26th and a current growth rate of double that every day, Ello, a brand new social networking site has already made huge waves in the tech world. The question to ask now is – is this is biggest new hype or the biggest new thing? What…

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Instagram Ads expanding to the UK

Fashion brands are almost always amongst the best in class when it comes to maximising the power of rich and visual content across their digital channels, particularly pioneering activity on visual social networks such as Vine, Pinterest and Instagram. With highly creative, engaging imagery and video content at their fingertips – it would be a…

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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 about “planning my big day” and links to wedding dress boards) having never really…

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The future’s bright, the future’s augmented

  Print media is widely seen as a dying medium with the lack of targeting and personalisation seen in comparison to digital advertising. US print media has seen a spend dip from $35.8bn in 2011 to a projected $32.2bn in 2014, whereas US digital media has seen an increase of $32bn in 2011 to $47.6bn in…

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