Want to drive sales? The power of Pinterest for purchasing

For brands using social media increased exposure and awareness is great, but knowing that your profiles are having the desired impact and driving people to purchase is the end goal. A new study from the Harvard Business Review has found that Pinterest in particular is having a big impact on driving traffic and influencing purchases,…

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11 tips to make your social media policy secure

You may have seen The Social Media Policy Workbook already. But if you haven’t, it’s a resource chock-full of checklists, tips and real life examples to help you create a robust social media policy that can stand up to scrutiny. Now we’ve gone one step further with added tips and advice from our team as…

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The curious case of the LinkedIn hashtag

    Ever since Chris Messina introduced the system of hashtagging to mircoblogging site Twitter in 2007 its popularity has grown to the point that it has been adopted by competing social media networks and has found a place in pop culture, with TV shows and music videos displaying the metadata tags. In February of…

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Brands and short form video apps

  © Maria Elena “Instagram Vs. Vine” Photo. Attribution 2.0 Generic The social media world has seen Instagram and Vine recreate an online version of the war of the roses with the apps fighting it out for the video app throne. Weeks have gone by with both platforms updating, tweaking and in some cases revolutionising…

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Social is growing, and so are we!

Yesterday, Indiana introduced herself to our lovely readers and explained a little of what her role involves. Namely fulfilling immediate future’s recruitment needs, from internships to senior positions, and making sure that the workforce is getting enough TLC! But she is not the only new member of the team. In fact, immediate future will soon…

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More about Google+, Authorship and SEO

Any business, alert and looking to drive natural search is already running Google+ and Facebook accounts at the moment. Facebook because people are using it and Google+ because it is this persistent beast, which is ignoring popularity and instead providing fantastic ingredients for functionality and the ability to make you or your brand more famous.…

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Exploring lesser-known social platforms – Part 2: Viadeo

Today is the second post in my 3 post attempt to look at lesser-known social networks. As you may remember, in my previous post I assessed the usefulness of Plaxo, a cloud-based contact book. Today we will explore Viadeo. What is Viadeo? Everyone is talking about LinkedIn these days, but have you considered any alternatives…

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