TripAdvisor Friend or foe

TripAdvisor: Friend or foe?

I have recently returned from a blissful week in the Mexican sunshine, lazing on white sandy beaches, drinking margaritas and of course, eating out lots *feeling smug*. Of course, like most holidaymakers, we logged onto trusty TripAdvisor to do our detective work into where we should go for the best fajitas and tacos. TripAdvisor did…

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Examining the impact of the new LinkedIn Showcase Pages

Examining the impact of the new LinkedIn Showcase Pages

With every company, there are always multiple areas to focus on and different products to promote. But how do you ensure that when promoting online on sites such as LinkedIn, your focus is evident and not just a jumbled-up mess of completely different areas? If this is a common issue facing your business, then LinkedIn…

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5 Inventive ways B2B brands use Vine

Is Vine suitable for B2B brands? This is a good question, which I hear being raised over and over again. “Shouldn’t only food brands and celebrities use Vine?” – some may ask. A little investigation I did this morning reveals that, B2B brands can be equally creative Vine makers, and some do it really well. …

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Twitter IPO stops blind social investing

Twitter IPO stops blind social investing

As most of us know, it’s been pretty hard to ignore, Twitter began trading in the New York Stock Exchange last week, November 7th, with an initial value of $26. Moving from being a private company into a public one has left people feeling divided about the topic. Some consider it a poor investment and…

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Do custom timelines spell the end of Twitter Lists

Do custom timelines spell the end of Twitter Lists?

Not to be outdone by updates from competitive platforms, Twitter announced its new custom timeline capabilities within TweetDeck. Now users can collect, organise and categorise related or relevant tweets into one new, seamless feed. In truth, it’s very much like Storify, which makes you wonder what they think of the development! But users may well rejoice…

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5 Twitter tools you should not ignore

5 Twitter tools you should not ignore

Twitter is a truly fascinating social platform. Launched merely 7 years ago the company is now valued at $24bn. Some argue this is an over-valuation (Twitter is yet to make a profit), however the numbers speak for themselves: 230+ million monthly active users 500 million Tweets are sent per day 76% of Twitter active users…

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Social media from a sociological perspective

Social media from a sociological perspective

Sociology is the study of social change, how we live our everyday lives and how we interact with other human beings. The evolution of the internet has erupted a social shift in how we interact and communicate, with offline human behaviour being replicated through popular platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Social media allows us…

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How did you find that candidate

How did you find that candidate?

When you first learn there is a possible job opening, and your pipeline is not looking strong, what is your first action? Post the job to generate an influx of CVs or simply strategise and plan? “It depends on the role”, I hear you say… But I am not sure that’s the right response. When…

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