The Budweiser Buddy Cup, bringing Facebook to your night out

  Have you ever wondered how to merge the physical and digital worlds together? Mega-brewer Budweiser has figured it out and is doing just that. Budweiser Brazil is testing a new and innovative beer glass referred to as the “Buddy Cup”, which is integrated with Facebook via a microchip embedded at the bottom of the…

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3 creative award winning Facebook campaigns

Whilst there may be a lot of talk in the social media world about Facebook losing its way and users proliferating to other platforms, it is still the big juggernaut – generating unrivaled engagement and reach for brands across the globe. The winners have recently been announced for the Facebook Studio Awards 2013, judged by a…

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Is Facebook Home a welcome future?

Since the creation of the smartphone and the advent applications, social media has been an integral part of the mobile phone experience. With that in mind talks of a Facebook mobile phone seemed to be a natural progress. Instead, Facebook made the bold decision to create Facebook Home; an innovative software that takes over your…

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Q&A: Hotpoint On Facebook Marketing, Past, Present And Future

  Hotpoint UK launched onto Facebook in October 2011 to support and amplify its iconic underwater world Aqualtis TV advertising campaign. One and a half years later the brand has a string of Facebook campaigns under its belt and a Facebook community of more than 69,000 fans. immediate future caught up with brand director, Ian…

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How to use hashtags on Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn

Hashtags have become the standard way to label social media posts, not only on Twitter but also on Google+ and increasingly on LinkedIn. Monitoring hashtags is an easy way to spot a social media trend and to respond accordingly. However, it is rather unclear what kind of hashtags tend to trend on these three major…

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Is Facebook driving away teens?

New research has shown that whilst Facebook and YouTube are still important for many teens their popularity has been falling steadily amongst this demographic over the last year. So are teens being driven away by Facebook’s new updates or are they leaving in favour of other, newer, more specialist social media platforms? Recently Facebook has…

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Facebook wants to know what you’re doing

Facebook status updates have just got more interactive due to a set of new changes where users will soon be able to express what they are watching, eating or listening to on the site. In a move that will surely bring joy to those users who love to broadcast their lives on social media, Facebook…

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Integrating social elements into brand website

We’re living in times of integrated marketing. The distinction between social, e-mail, SEO and PPC does still exist, but it has become essential that different channels work in conjunction, not competition, towards the same goal. As a consequence, brand websites should reflect this integrated approach. There is a great opportunity for businesses to engage with…

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All change for brands on Facebook

When Facebook changed all brand pages over to the new timeline design last March, it heralded a new era for companies on the site. Cover photos, milestones and featured images were in, allowing brands to showcase what they do in a creative way that never previously existed on Facebook. Fast-forward a year and everyone has…

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