New restrictions for online content announced

David Cameron is set to announce today that internet providers will block pornography for every household in the UK – unless they actively opt-in to receive it. The Prime Minister will state that access to pornography is “corroding childhood” and further steps must be taken to stop it. Furthermore, search engines will be given until…

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Benefits of Social Media Usage in Schools [infographic]

Despite the negative opinions held by some with regards to the so-called detrimental effects social media is having on humanity (my grandma for one!), I view it as an enabler, which can be harnessed to add further depth and to better human interactions and relationships. With that in mind, I would like to share with…

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Using Social Media Internally for Business – Part 2

I recently wrote a blog post about how social media not only helps businesses on an external level, for brand awareness and product promotion, but also for internal purposes too. The blog gave a brief overview into some of the tools/platforms that can be used internally, however, let’s look a little more closely at why…

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The digital world and traditional marketing

With the world becoming more and more digitally dependent we have seen the way in which we market our brands change and evolve. The digital era allows companies to interact with existing and potential customers in exciting creative ways via multiple channels. You may think that this development of technology and knowledge would mean traditional…

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SCRM13: Better customer relationship management through social

This week London played host to a two-day conference run by Our Social Times, discussing building customer relationships through social media. With real insights and case studies from big brands, including Nokia, Sony, EE, NowTV and eBay, attendees had the opportunity to explore new ideas on strategy and customer service – with policies, tools and…

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Content Marketing – Making the Most of What You Have

Content is being created…quickly and in quantity! There is a vast amount of content being created in today’s world. Content makes the internet work and every second of every day ‘we’ are creating more content. Now in 2013, 9 out of 10 marketers are using content marketing, according to the Content Marketing Institute. 87% of…

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A Whirl Round Waze

Waze, the crowd sourced traffic-mapping and navigation company, was recently acquired for $1.3bn by Google after a supposed bidding war with Facebook. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has actually begun investigating this acquisition after demands from consumer groups concerned that Google’s takeover of the company could corner the online mapping market. So what is…

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Graph Search for all: Facebook starts its search engine roll out!

  Back in  January this year, Facebook launched a new search engine feature called ‘Graph Search’,  the tool allowed users to  let you search your Facebook network  for people, places, photos and interests. Graph Search was only accessible to a selected few, in a very limited beta program.  However this looks set to change as reports suggest…

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