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Snapchat beefs up it’s ad game in 2017

“Don’t blog about Snapchat” was the recurring mantra / running joke in the IF office over the course of 2016. It was easier said than done because, of the Big 5 social channels, Snapchat dominated the news last year and likewise, the IF blog. But hey, it’s a new year and seeing as I’m second-up…

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PRISMA app evolves into a social animal

From the swampy depths of the primordial app soup, what was previously a deceptively simple single-cell organism has mutated into an entirely new beast and is now slouching toward social to be born. That’s right folks, PRISMA is going social. The hugely popular app, which uses neural network technology to turn photos of your cat (or…

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Twitter now lets you add a Periscope link to your profile

Periscope announces a new partnership with its mother company Twitter. Starting this week, you have the option to provide a link to your Periscope profile on your Twitter page. The quick fix for avid Periscope broadcasters would be to provide your profile link within the website field on your Twitter profile. Here’s why you should…

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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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YouTube goes full social

    Many would argue that YouTube has been a social network of sorts from the get-go. Users have the ability to subscribe to certain channels (ie. follow), like, unlike or comment on certain videos (ie. engage) and share those videos with a wider audience. However, the channel was limited when it came to ways…

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The curse of knowledge in B2B social content

There’s a story that Chip and Dan Heath tell in their book “Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die” that I think about often when creating B2B content for social. A Stanford University Graduate by the name of Elizabeth Newton ran a simple experiment in 1990 that perfectly illustrates the curse of…

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Facebook launches teens-only app, Lifestage

It would appear that Mark Zuckerberg is pulling out all the stops in an effort to combat the meteoric rise of Snapchat, first with Instagram Stories and now with a standalone iOS app, Lifestage. The USP employed to capture the hearts and minds of Gen Y is that the app comes with an age restriction,…

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5 key takeaways from my 5 years at immediate future

I started working at immediate future in 2011. What a vastly time that was to be working in social media. Everyone, brand and agency was trying to figure out the landscape and how to tackle it. These were the days of Facebook pages with Like gates (yup, chasing Likes – some people still do) and…

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