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#ByeBye @Replies?

Rumours are circulating the net of Twitter’s planned revamp and eventual elimination of the platform’s most prominent symbols, the #tag and @reply.  With conjecture that testing is well underway, we take a look at what the change could spell for brands. Testing and updates to the functionality of our favourite social networks come as no…

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tumblr

Is Tumblr mature enough for advertising?

The simple and versatile platform that combines a coherent interface with simple functionality. With an endless variety of customisable templates the platform has been a vast canvas for the more visually driven blogger to be truly creative.  At face value Tumblr has the reputation of being mostly populated with junk gifs and recycled ‘memes’. Scratch…

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jelly

Are brands ready for Jelly?

Before Destiny’s Child ‘Bootylicious’ starts playing in your head… stop! I’m referring to a different sort of Jelly – the question-and-answer app launched in 2014 by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone which has already become the 76th most downloaded app in the UK. What is Jelly? Jelly is a social media app which is founded on the…

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recruiter

Being a recruiter, means being a marketer

To be an excellent recruiter, you must be an excellent marketer. Although the stereotypes in personal attributes to these two careers seem poles apart, the link between them is getting stronger. It is no longer about job boards or who you know (although that does play a part). It is about intelligently sourcing candidates, being…

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thorpe

3 social media essentials from the Thorpe Park experience

Back in November last year, the amazing Marketing Director at Thorpe Park, Jason Wills, joined the Social Speakeasy to tell us how he drives the success of his social activity. The insights were so valuable that I thought it was worth revisiting. And in particular highlighting three central points focused on balancing detailed planning and…

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lego

Brands using social media to cash in on Sochi 2014

2012 Summer Olympics in London, affectionately coined as the ‘Twitter Olympics’, saw the use of social media as a tool to bridge the gap between athletes and their fans. Social has garnered a new kind of enthusiasm around the Olympic Games, changing the way we consume and talk about the competition. The games have really come…

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The Rise of the SYBAW Smart Young and Bored At Work

The Rise of the SYBAW (Smart, Young and Bored At Work)

Call them what you like, Generation Me, the Lost Generation but they remain top of the lust-list for advertisers and companies alike. This new sub-demographic spawned from Generation Y can be described as “the most sophisticated and therefore the most important media consumer that the planet has even known”, and appealing to their interests means…

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Facebook advertising – how au fait are you really

Facebook advertising – how au fait are you really?

Having a firm grasp of Facebook advertising mechanics is a must when it comes to social media marketing. Any creative campaign can be turbocharged by way of Facebook ads, assuming they are managed effectively and optimised in real-time. But Facebook doesn’t always make it easy for marketeers to get started, especially since they regularly make…

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