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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  Back in  January this year, Facebook launched a new search engine feature called ‘Graph Search’,  the tool allowed users to  let you search your Facebook network  for people, places, photos and interests. Graph Search was only accessible to a selected few, in a very limited beta program.
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As Paris Fashion Week struts to a close two vastly different brands will be congratulating themselves on a successful week. Chanel may be a fashion week regular, but this year saw a new contender take to the stage (or should that be catwalk?) as H&M produced its first ever Paris…
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The battle between Vine and Instagram for video sharing supremacy is heating up with Vine upping the ante with brand new updates. Yesterday, Twitter’s mobile video service announced that it had gained several new features designed to make the user experience smoother. The update is the biggest in…
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It’s 2009. A new location-based social networking website for mobile devices has been launched. Four years later, and the platform has an estimated 35 million users worldwide. But what happened to that social network, and did it ever achieve its full potential? I am of course talking about Foursquare,…
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Videos are now becoming much more of a focus for brands within their digital strategy. And with good reason too! A study in 2012 found that social engagement in videos increased by 28% to 70% compared to 2011! It also showed that social media users are twice as likely…
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With the success of the Olympics and Superbowl (a game like rugby except they have to wear padding so they don’t hurt themselves) it is undeniable, that social plays a key role in Live Sporting Events.  The content that can be generated around these events helps to paint a true…
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If you have anything to do with social media, then you know that you are always innovating. If it isn’t the constant evolution of the platforms, the new tools sprouting like weeds across the internet, or the ever-changing trends of users – you need to stay on your…
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Following on from Adam’s blog ‘From Monaco With Love’, and whilst I’m still buzzing from the excitement of managing the social media conversations around the IBM #SmarterCommerce Global Summit last week, I’d like to share some of the key learnings and insights the team…
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It has been more than a month since Google+ announced its new design, so I thought it is a good moment to reflect on how the changes have affected the way I use the platform. If I am being honest, they really haven’t. Despite the way G+ neatly…
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The team have just returned from a week of handling the social media for our client IBM and their #SmarterCommerce conference. We worked hard, partied harder and didn’t sleep much. What else would you expect when in Monaco? It was long nights and social media collaboration heaven! True,…
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