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Managing the real-time challenge: where are brands struggling?

What is real-time marketing about? Responding to customers, following trends and ultimately creating a strong, relevant relationship with your audience. It doesn’t sound so bad when you sum it up like that. But real-time marketing is easier said than done. Our research report ‘In the Social Moment’ demonstrates that real-time social requires investment. It is…

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Booking dinner, with a side order of social media

Ok! I’m going to share with you all what I honestly believe the power, potential and future social media could be (but you’ve got to promise that you’ll continue reading- as what I am about to say is a little “out there”). Social media has the power to change how we do “everyday” activities and…

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Pure Blogging – 4 new blogging platforms for 2014

There are now countless blogging platforms on the web that specialise in a multitude of great features but which of these features do we actually need? Some of the most innovative new blog platforms strip away the list of add-ons and focus on the basics. Now, more than ever before, they are getting it right…

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Brands should break the process if you want real-time social to work

Paraphrasing some recent advice at our Social Speakeasy from Jerry Daykin of Mondelez International, “If you want to become a real-time engagement focused business then you need to break some of the traditional marketing practices”. Advice that is mirrored in our brand survey results on real-time social engagement. Where brands recognise that without a more…

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Social media does April Fools

Out of a plethora of April Fools pranks yesterday, there were some innovative, stand out ideas that showcased some of our digital friends’ creative thinking at its best. Here are some of the best; with ideas ranging from the weird, wacky and downright genius. With LinkedIn’s recently announced Product and Service tab retirement, you can’t…

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