Why the Condescending Corporate Brand Page is a marketer’s friend

If you work in marketing and your path has crossed with social media, there’s a fair chance you will have come across the Condescending Corporate Brand Page. The self-styled pastiche of social media marketing scours branded Facebook pages for the ill-timed, the awkward, the irrelevant and the faintly embarrassing, repurposing offending posts with a fresh…

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The John F Kennedy approach to content strategy

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country” Kennedy’s inauguration speech was as relevant to the American people in 1961 as it is to the content marketer in 2013. Why? Substitute the word ‘country’ with ‘audience’ and you’ll see. Because a successful content strategy isn’t self-centric.…

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Burberry tops Pinterest

Despite being 156 years old, Burberry is proving to be a very progressive brand with its use of innovative social media platforms. It is currently the leading British fashion brand on Pinterest, the image-sharing social network that has gained huge traction around the world since it launched in 2010. Pinterest, which allows users to share…

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3 tips from viral Slideshare presentations

Slideshare is a great and often overlooked platform. Claiming 60 million monthly visitors, it allows users to upload visual presentations and easily share them. Over time Slideshare has evolved into a thriving social media site in itself. Users are keen to ‘like’, download and share presentations and, similarly to YouTube, the site is somewhat addictive.…

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Are you in the LinkedIn elite?

Are you one of the 200 million people around the world who maintain a LinkedIn profile with at least 50 connections? If you are, you’re probably among the “elite” who received a message of congratulations this week! The congratulatory messages vary slightly in terms of content from person to person but, in general, recipients received…

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Top UK Universities in Social Media

  I recently read a blog post that ranked universities in the US on how well they were engaging with social media. I thought it might be interesting to look at how our UK establishments were shaping up alongside them. Traditionally speaking, social media is not something associated with red brick universities. Although UK universities…

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Why 2013 is the year of Google Plus

Last year Instagram was the new up-and-comer on the social media landscape, exploding onto the scene and earning a $1 billion pay check from Facebook. With 58 photos being uploaded per second and well over a billion photos uploaded to the site as of May 2012, Instagram was clearly the success story of 2012. Just…

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