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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If you find a little time in-between now and the New Year, it’s a good opportunity to do a little social media housekeeping. Here are immediate future’s top 14 recommendations (seriously, we are doing our tidy up too!) that will improve your social footprint…
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1 billion-plus unique users a month, 100 hours of video are uploaded every minute and over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month. I am of course talking about YouTube, the platform that uses video to inform and entertain the masses. And now the…
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If you’re thinking of entering your 2014 with, at the most, a vague idea of getting fit ranging from ‘moving around more’ to ‘smashing a whole triathlon’ and haven’t the slightest inclination on how to go about organising yourself, why not turn to the multitude of apps…
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2013 is winding down. It was the year Twitter went public, Facebook launched Graph Search, Instagram allowed video, and so much more. Now 2014 looks set to be even more eventful! So, before you all dash off to the office party and frantically search for last minute presents, we’re sending…
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Having a firm grasp of Facebook advertising mechanics is a must when it comes to social media marketing. Any creative campaign can be turbocharged by way of Facebook ads, assuming they are managed effectively and optimised in real-time. But Facebook doesn’t always make it easy for marketeers to get started,…
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Writing a Christmas letter to Santa is not as easy as it sounds and it really could take you a while. What happens if you have forgotten something? Will he be able to read your hand-writing? Is the address written correctly? There are just too many things to…
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A few days ago, I read an interesting article in Social Media Today, which got me thinking about word-of-mouth marketing via social media. Social has had an enormous impact in transforming the way we talk about and endorse products/services to friends and family. But social should not…
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Happy #xmasjumper day everyone.  In the IF offices this week we have already seen some fairly horrific Christmas jumpers and no doubt it’s similar in offices all over the land… According to Topsy, recently acquired by Apple, there have…
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…who is the fairest of them all? That’s the answer that celebrities are trying to discover in the new craze that is sweeping through Hollywood. Celebs love a ‘selfie’. And a ‘belfie’ [whatever that is]. But what they love more is themselves. That’s why the new ‘Twitter…
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As the end of 2013 draws in, many brands are on a last minute drive to turbocharge their social media activity, capitalising in on the festive season to spark growth.  Christmas presents fantastic opportunities for creative campaigns and competitions, sure fire ways to drive new fans and followers. With this…
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