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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LinkedIn continues to walk on the path of success

LinkedIn have reached a milestone 200 million users this week. An impressive stat for any social media site. Perhaps not quite in the same league as Facebook who have 1 billion active monthly users, but definitely catching up with Twitter who have around 500 million registered users (although only around 200 million are active). Linkedin…

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LinkedIn Buzzwords in 2012: lessons learnt

Great content requires originality. With 190 million tweets being generated per day, people are looking for genuine insight and overlook bland and overused expressions. Quite helpfully, LinkedIn have published their analysis of Top 10 Overused Professional Buzzwords in 2012. They include such well-known examples as: Creative Effective Motivated Analytical Responsible Compared to their last year’s…

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Will visual content drive social media in 2013?

As the year draws to a close the inevitable lists of the best and worst moments begin to appear. But what about social media’s biggest successes this year? Econsultancy have published what they think are the 10 greatest social media campaigns from 2012. Looking back at what makes these campaigns so successful can help us…

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Movember’s social media reach

Most companies seek ROI when running a big social media campaign. But can charities do the same? This year it seems, Movember is proving that not only can a charity movement have a wide social reach but it can actually convert those Facebook ‘likes’ into real charitable action. The Movember movement has social media at…

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Only PI shaped people need apply

I’ve been doing a lot of recruiting over the last nine months. For those of you in the same boat, you will know it’s a time consuming and challenging task. Finding people with deep digital experience rather than just a veneer is tough. I spend a lot of time writing and re-writing job descriptions. I…

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