Live Brand Social: A relationship for the long-term

In the last Live Brand Social post we touched on how, together, live experiences and social create a 48% more successful event. Being active on social before, during and after a live event gives you the greatest opportunity to extend the relationship:  In our report, 61% of participants find out about a live experience from…

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Forget one-size-fits-all: It’s time to get personal

I’ll admit it. In the early days of my first PR job I flung my press releases far and wide, hammering as many contacts as possible in the hope that somewhere, somehow, the story would stick. Did it work? No. Did I receive seething emails from journalists informing me that slinky men’s swimming tangas were…

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Live Brand Social: Ready, aim, fire!

When it comes to social media, one key to success is to focus on the activities that give you the widest reach, as efficiently as possible. You need to know that your message is being heard and more importantly that it is being heard by the right people. It is about targeting your efforts in…

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Live brand social: get on the right wavelength

Did you skim stones at the beach when you were younger? It’s a favourite summer pastime for plenty of kids but it isn’t so far from the marketing mix that many adults find themselves swimming through these days. How so? Skimming stones has a short lifespan when it comes to entertainment value. The same can…

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Live brand social: a melting pot of creative marketing

  There’s a reason that people like chilli and chocolate and it’s really simple: opposites attract. Alone, these ingredients are delicious but in very different ways. Combined (despite the initial reaction that you’re preparing a culinary disaster) the result is surprisingly satisfying. It’s not so different in brand marketing. You can take two seemingly standalone…

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Three brands that are pros at newsjacking

With social media being a hub for news stories and updates brands and companies are ever increasingly jumping on popular stories to engage with wider audiences. This is known as newsjacking. When done correctly newsjacking can be an amazing asset for a brand, however, if done badly the backlash can be instant and severe. Getting…

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CEOs and corporate authenticity on social media

Social media continues to revolutionise corporate culture. It opens up new avenues of communication, breaks down barriers between employers, employees and the public, and provides new opportunities for brands to put a human face to their image. CEOs are no exception to this quiet revolution. Customers want to see that even the big bosses are…

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3 reasons to think before you retweet

The disclosure of confidential information is widely considered to be the biggest risk of using social media. In fact, our research into social media and the law detailed how 3 out of 5 companies are not confident that sensitive or confidential information is protected on social platforms. But UK businesses have good reason to be…

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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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