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How did Uber get to be worth $40 Billion?

From success to scandal, Uber are never far from the headlines. Having announced today the latest $1.2 billion dollar cash injection they have received, you can’t help but ask…How have they created a $40 billion company in 5 years? From stereotypical Silicon Valley beginnings, Uber sprung onto the scene in 2010, when it was started…

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What is Dark Social and What You Should be Doing About It

New research undertaken by RadiumOne has revealed that of all online sharing activity in the UK, only 26% is visible and traceable by marketers. A staggering 74% of all online sharing takes place in Dark Social, the term for one line content sharing that denies full web analytics and tracking. Alongside these new figures, mobile…

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5 great tools to discover fresh and relevant content

Sourcing fresh content that genuinely engages and adds value among your community is always a challenge. Making sure you discover content that is not only fresh but also on-trend and totally relevant for curating back to your social following is key to gaining positive engagement over lowering sentiment. Here are several tools and methods you…

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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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It’s About the Data, Stupid (And how to use it!)

It sounds bizarre, but it’s predicted that by 2017 the CMO will spend more on technology than the technology officer will. (Gartner.) Following on our post on the coming age of Social Intelligence, data-driven marketing is here to stay, and many marketers are finding it difficult to cope. Landing your content into the social feed…

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Fact: social media is influencing consumers

Focussing on the elements that influence and shape user preferences online, The Social Consumer Study explores how connected consumers are in today’s ‘always on’ environment. What is clear is that buyers are far more likely to invest time, money and trust in an emotional brand – something I’ve explored before. But in addition to that,…

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