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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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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Decide who owns your social media content

  Incorporating social media into your marketing mix may seem like the norm nowadays, but so much activity has led to increased attention when it comes to legal credentials. High profile cases like that of Lord Alistair McAlpine have left 3 pertinent concerns with marketers.   Who takes responsibility? “You started it” may have been…

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Choose a colour to find out where you fit into social media laws

  Have you noticed how blue the colour scheme on most social media platforms is? Apparently it is a very trustworthy colour, subconsciously symbolising intelligence, wisdom and stability. Users can also be quite colourful, not only the content that they are sharing but the shades that their complexion goes through when something goes wrong! Neutral…

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Q&A: Hotpoint On Facebook Marketing, Past, Present And Future

  Hotpoint UK launched onto Facebook in October 2011 to support and amplify its iconic underwater world Aqualtis TV advertising campaign. One and a half years later the brand has a string of Facebook campaigns under its belt and a Facebook community of more than 69,000 fans. immediate future caught up with brand director, Ian…

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Immediate Future weekly digest:

Facebook wants to know what you’re doing This week we have taken a look at the new changes Facebook is rolling out! Facebook is about to launch a brand new update which will affect our Facebook status updates. They are soon to become much more interactive due to a set of new changes where users…

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Why brands should embrace the interactive YouTube video

YouTube launched annotated videos in 2010; this function allows you to link to other videos within your own video. This lets you create highly engaging videos for fans. Producing an innovative and creative video campaign can result in millions of views and great brand awareness; however, despite being launched 3 years ago many brands have…

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