Last Hurrah To End Boost Your Facebook Likes

Last Hurrah To End 2013: Boost Your Facebook Likes

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 in mind, I thought I’d…

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Inspiring social media of 2013

Inspiring social media of 2013

As we approach the end of 2013, there have been endless articles on LinkedIn, Twitter, etc… listing the greatest social media meltdowns of 2013. Although they provide some valuable lessons on techniques to avoid in your social strategy, they also scaremonger a little. And the downside for marketers is they may stunt creativity for the…

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Telling your Christmas story

Telling your Christmas story

I don’t know if it is just me, but Christmas feels like it is FAST approaching. Excitement has been building since November and we are in full flow now. Christmas songs have been released, trees are up and some of us have already been social shopping. Once all your Christmas admin is done and dusted…

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3 things to learn from Apple buying Topsy

3 things to learn from Apple buying Topsy

This week it was announced that Apple has purchased social data analytics firm Topsy. A bit of a strange move on the surface,  but when you consider that Topsy Labs is one of few companies that have real-time access to the Twitter “firehose”, it may not be so strange. The concept of having this unprecedented…

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Give up thinking of Facebook as a free marketing channel. You need to invest in ads

Facebook jumps on the content bandwagon

Which social media site do you find is the best for breaking news? Twitter does tend to dominate this area, as it has that real-time analysis and opinion that other social networks cannot match. However, Facebook has updated its News Feed algorithm to get a piece of the action. Instead of ranking posts that you…

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Underneath the mistletoe

Underneath the mistletoe

© qthomasbower  “Big Heart of Art”.  Photo. Attribution 2.0 Generic Whilst many of us are counting down the time until we can spend a much needed respite with family and friends, overeating and overspending, there is also a significant amount of us who worry about something much more pressing. Dating. The annual onslaught of advertising and happy…

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What it takes to be truly excellent in social media

What it takes to be truly excellent in social media

Social media is an exciting, yet demanding arena of work to be in. I suppose that’s what makes it good fun. The skills and capabilities required for social media excellence are sometimes chopped up and divvied out to specialists within large agencies. For others, agency and in-house folk alike, all skills are a requisite for…

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Can Snapchat change the world

Can Snapchat change the world?

© Snapchat. Logo What is Snapchat? Snapchat is an application that allows users to take pictures or capture videos, with the option to add captions or doodles, to then send to friends. The catch is that the sender sets a time-limit before the picture or video disappears. Can Snapchat change the world? My answer is…

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Christmas shopping can be fun easy and stress free!

Christmas shopping can be fun, easy and stress free!

© Pinterest. Logo. It has become almost a British tradition that towards the end of November we start to worry about Christmas. Whether it be organising the turkey or decorating the Christmas tree, the whole ordeal can sometimes be a little overwhelming. Ultimately, the largest stress of all is trying to find that perfect gift…

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