The IF Blog: Insights and Trends

Design Time - Template Edition

Before you even think about design, start off with setting up templates for social. Here's how
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Little else has dominated UK news headlines in recent months than the impending Scottish referendum. Not satisfied by traditional media coverage, many have taken to social media to voice their beliefs. Individuals, as well as the Yes and No campaign brands themselves, have chosen social to raise awareness and support…
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Since the very much unwelcome re-haul of Foursquare there has been much room for location based apps to gain traction with an eager user base. Foursquare’s new check-in app ‘Swarm‘ has totally  divided up Foursquare, the platform now having one app to check-in with, and one…
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Unless you live under a rock, you will by now have read about the scandal over the unfortunate (some may argue not so unfortunate!) release of those explicit celebrity pictures leaked all over the internet – ostensibly taken by infiltrating the iCloud accounts of the rich and famous.
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Last week we were joined by Clare Izhaky, Head of Social Business for Microsoft Mobile (formerly Nokia) at the Social Speakeasy, who shared some terrific insight into her team’s approach to social media… Don’t be Bob. Who is Bob, you ask? Bob is dull, unsociable, doesn’t listen to people and…
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Ever since my first day here at immediate future I have taken a real interest in social media crisis management. It was my first social media project and I really enjoyed researching and reading about crisis management cases. I discovered many different success stories and found an array of horror…
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DCC Ian Hopkins of Greater Manchester Police As a new report is published uncovering Police social media behaviour over the last 5 years we discover hundreds of cases of alleged Police misuse or misconduct of ‘social media’. Several cases of officers blurring the boundaries between personal and professional…
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Mannequins turn hi-tech, revolutionising the window shopping experience, as a select number of retail outlets such as Hawes & Curtis’ in London, House of Fraser’s Aberdeen store and even our very own Bentalls in Kingston will be taking the lead in trialling the innovation. So what is it exactly?…
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As you might expect, being in the social media industry, means I often find my work filtering through into my personal life. It doesn’t help being a self admitting social geek but, I must admit, that I often find myself looking at the engagement and activity of my friends Facebook…
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Last week Twitter announced objective based ads. A new way for those using promoted tweets service or Twitter ads’ to set up new campaigns. The new feature allows marketers to create tweets based on their key function and only pay when that function occurs. So if you were trying to…
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Image courtesy of Cardspring.com Twitter has recently unwittingly dropped hints they may be shifting closer to becoming an Ecommerce channel with the discovery of a ‘payments and shipping’ option in the settings window of their android app. The discovery followed a tweet by a developer in South Africa, the…
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