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Crimes Against Emoji

To celebrate the release of iOS 11’s all new emoji set we thought it was time for a refresher course on the use of emoji in social media, to prevent some of the more common crimes against emoji. With Apple announcing the release of everything from Hedgehogs to Wizards in the new emoji set it’s…

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When Solo Apps go Social

“Your eyes will go square!” – one of the many myths my parents preached in my youth. Eating crusts never made my hair go straight. Nor did eating carrots give me night vision (much to my disappointment!) Though they tried to talk us out of it, our eyes and minds are never far from screens.…

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Instagram strengthens support for its most vulnerable users

In May, the RSPH named Instagram the worst social network for mental health in their #StatusOfMind Report, so it’s no surprise that the social network is trying to strengthen its support for users with mental health issues. Now, during live videos, you’ll be able to anonymously flag your concern for the broadcaster, and as a…

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Snapchat launches sponsored 3D World Lenses into the real world

  I mean finally! Recent announcements of Snap’s major losses have had everyone asking the same question: why can’t they lure advertisers? Well, they might have just flipped the coin. Snapchat’s Chief Strategy Officer Imran Khan took to the Advertising Week New York stage on Thursday to announce what we’ve all been (not so patiently) waiting for; brands…

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Twitter enables 280 character limit & so can you

On Tuesday Twitter joyfully announced the rollout of a shiny new 280 character limit in nearly all languages. (Sorry Japan, China & Korea). Although initially the wonders of double tweet space were only available to a select few (Sorry Ellen) the internet was quick to point out that adding a chrome extension would exploit this beta test,…

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Vanity metrics are bovine dung

Remarkably, the desire for vanity metrics is on the return. Why? Well, I’ve not got a tangible answer for you. Lazy marketers lacking robust experience? Increasing board pressure? Perhaps. Vanity metrics are the devil of Social Media. At immediate future, we’ve worked hard (for many years) educating clients, and industry, on the pitfalls of vanity…

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Twitter tests Twitter lite – but is it too late?

Developing countries don’t have the same access to Internet facilities as we have in the West. The high cost of data on mobile plans and poor infrastructures mean that it is harder for people living in developing countries to access social media networks. To remedy this, Facebook has launched its lite app in Kenya, Tunisia,…

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Instagram pods – peas or war?

  If you’re an Instagram junkie you’re probably already clued up on Instagram comment pods, however, if you’re clueless, here’s everything you need to know… Although they’ve been around for a short while already, I only became aware of the ‘Instagram comment pod’ concept recently. Most likely because I don’t have 1M followers or a…

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