LinkedIn acquisition of SlideShare – all you need to know

So, LinkedIn recently agreed to purchase presentation-sharing website SlideShare for £73m. The acquisition wasn’t completely out of the blue for those in the know. As Rashmi Sinha, SlideShare co-founder stated in her recent blog, the two companies developed close ties following the opening up of LinkedIn’s developer platform. The LinkedIn community of 161 million professionals…

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Five tips for successful YouTube content

Three billion, 800 million, 60. The number of hours of video watched each month, the number of monthly unique visitors and the number of hours of video uploaded every minute. There’s no denying the consumer demand for quality shareable video content. And while it can be tempting to think of copy as the core content…

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7 brands and their Instagrams

With the high profile acquisition of Instagram by Facebook for $1bn there is a lot of speculation about Facebook’s plans for the photo editing/sharing mobile app. CNET and the Guardian’s coverage of the takeover are the most comprehensive CNET – Why Instagram just made the lives of Facebook’s IPO bankers a lot easier Guardian –…

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Listen and learn: how to rise above a social customer crisis

With an increasing number of consumers – and particularly those under the age of 25 –  expecting customer service through social media channels, brands have a new and highly visible opportunity to turn negative sentiment into public and positive advocacy. Successful social customer service, however, treads a fine line; if the brand takes too long,…

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How social media is changing the landscape of social media

We love this recent infographic from the guys Our Social Times. With more than 57% of consumers searching online to solve customer service issues, it’s an area that just can’t be ignored.   If you would like to find out more about the way social media is reshaping the relationship between customers and brands, then immediate…

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Three considerations before exploring social customer service

A few weeks ago Econsultancy reported that just 11% of retailers use social media channels to respond to customers; while 81% of businesses use the channels for marketing purposes. Pair this with the fact that 46% of consumers expect great customer service online, not to mention 78% of consumers as reported by Parature, believe social media will…

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Why you can’t ignore the young social customer

Lying low isn’t an easy thing for brands to do on social media, particularly when it comes to the young and socially savvy customer. According to a recent study by Sitel, 15% of 16-24 year-olds in the UK use social media as their preferred channel for resolving customer service issues; while 7% say that venting…

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