whatsapp

What’s up with WhatsApp?

Whether it’s the press, financial traders or marketers, everyone has had an opinion on the recent acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook. Did any of you see the unfortunate (funny) typo, by the BBC which turned the news story into Facebook acquires “massaging service”? Uh oh! Last week, social networking giant, Facebook, released a statement to…

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recruiter

Being a recruiter, means being a marketer

To be an excellent recruiter, you must be an excellent marketer. Although the stereotypes in personal attributes to these two careers seem poles apart, the link between them is getting stronger. It is no longer about job boards or who you know (although that does play a part). It is about intelligently sourcing candidates, being…

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b2b

Collaboration: the key to B2B lead generation

The way consumers purchase products has changed. The internet, and particularly social media, has transformed the ways in which consumers buy and research products. No longer do you simply walk into a shop and purchase a product you have never used before. Consumers are researching the product online: reading reviews, comparing price points, consulting blogs…

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thorpe

3 social media essentials from the Thorpe Park experience

Back in November last year, the amazing Marketing Director at Thorpe Park, Jason Wills, joined the Social Speakeasy to tell us how he drives the success of his social activity. The insights were so valuable that I thought it was worth revisiting. And in particular highlighting three central points focused on balancing detailed planning and…

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goo

What the +?!

Since it’s inception Google+ hasn’t had the greatest cut through compared to the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram when it comes to the world of creatives. However, the tables are turning and Google+ is starting to enjoy further mainstream success as yet another channel for us to enjoy. No suits required. If you’re still…

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lego

Brands using social media to cash in on Sochi 2014

2012 Summer Olympics in London, affectionately coined as the ‘Twitter Olympics’, saw the use of social media as a tool to bridge the gap between athletes and their fans. Social has garnered a new kind of enthusiasm around the Olympic Games, changing the way we consume and talk about the competition. The games have really come…

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