The Engagement Battle: Facebook vs. Twitter

  For brands using social media, engagement is what it’s all about. Great engagement not only ensures that your content is being seen by your fans and followers, it creates a dedicated community that will lead to more brand advocates who are happy to tell everyone how great you are. Which social network is the…

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Some Juicy Google+ Stats & Facts

It’s been over a year since its launch and yet many marketers still don’t quite know what to make of the latest social network, Google+. It’s usually described as the platform for techy geeks (like us!) who have registered a profile and are now expectantly waiting to see whether the network will take off or plateau… The…

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Pinterest Marketing Cheat Sheet

Pinterest, the pinboard-style sharing platform offers exciting opportunities for brands to connect with their customers in an innovative, emotional way by tapping into their passions. For some, such as fashion retail brands, it couldn’t be easier – customers will lap up rich, visual content (especially when it’s a designer handbag!) However, Pinterest’s scope is wide (I love…

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Do dormant social users add brand value?

Findings from BT’s study earlier this year may have pointed towards females being the social media obsessives; but the latest data from Global Web Index into social platforms indicates it’s more of a man’s game. Almost every platform skews male, with the highest male ratio on LinkedIn (65%), followed by Google+ (64%), Twitter (62%) and…

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Should UK brands be ready to adopt Pinterest?

Shortly after my last post on Pinterest this insightful infographic circulated giving further evidence that the platform could really become a big player in 2012 – check out “is Pinterest the next social commerce game changer“ After making such a huge splash in the US last year (with over 31 million visits) it is only a…

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SOPA and PIPA – the web’s four letter words

  You may notice that the internet is slightly quieter than you are used to tomorrow.  This is due to numerous internet giants protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA). Opponents to the bills state that if passed into law, they will stifle innovation and undermine free speech through unreasonable…

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Slideshare and the rise of B2B social media

There is no doubt that the growth of Slideshare has got B2B marketers excited about using social media again. It has become the world’s largest content sharing community. Combine this with the reach of Twitter and LinkedIn and the platform has become a vital part of the best B2B social media strategies. The site has…

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UK growth in use of B2B social media drives success

41% of UK businesses (up from 33% last year) are winning new customers through social media – this is according to a global survey of 17,000 businesses by Regus Group The infographic outlines global social media adoption by businesses. Interestingly, it is China and India that lead the way. But, when it comes to the…

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