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Bumble Bizz and its challenge to LinkedIn

It’s 2017 and there are many wonderful things about the way the world is today versus where it was, even as recently as a few decades ago. And if you read The Better Angels of Our Nature, you start to feel really positive about mankind’s progress as a whole. One of the things that has…

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Swiping just got professional!

  Over the last few years I have read numerous articles and statuses from women who have been ‘flirted’ with when using LinkedIn, a website that’s sole purpose is for professional use only. So, to see that Bumble, synonymous with dating, is now launching Bumble Bizz – the lines between dating and professional networking are…

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Does the new LinkedIn look get the thumbs up?

Following Microsoft’s completion of the LinkedIn acquisition, dramatic changes began to roll out at the end of last week. Primarily, for its 450m users, it is a desktop revamp that leads the charge. Whilst not available yet in every country, we took a look at initial feedback and reviews of the new look LinkedIn. Ironically…

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Who scores highest on the Twitter buy-o-meter?

A goldrush of sorts is happening in the tech world amidst rumours that Twitter could be up for sale and the list of potential suitors for the channel is growing by the day. It’s hard to tell at this point who the serious contenders are. However, this hasn’t stopped the rumour-mill from churning out a…

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How much should your social advertising cost?

We presented at the B2B Summit recently, talking about paid social media. Interestingly, the question on everyone’s lips was; how much should social advertising cost? What are the benchmarks for investment and returns you can expect? Well, a Salesforce report (download) gives us some interesting paid social benchmarks for quarter one this year. In summary:…

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Microsoft to buy LinkedIn – what this means for you

Well I have to confess I did not see this one coming. Given LinkedIn’s history of building, developing and buying their own range of ‘add-on’ products, I was certain that they would release their own CRM/listening tool. The lack of API for LinkedIn has always been an issue for us data-loving, social marketers. Despite some…

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