I spy with my little eye…

With rumours of a Facebook “stalker button” circulating right now, once again questions are being raised on the necessity and safety of a button which effectively lets you monitor individual’s online movements without their permission. The fear of a Big Brother style entity has invaded the public consciousness for decades now and as we move…

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Wayne Rooney and social media – we love a bit of Twossip

Another weekend, another football sex scandal splashed all over the front of the Sunday tabloids. This time it’s the turn of Wayne Rooney who allegedly paid for sex with a prostitute whilst his wife Coleen was pregnant. Whatever the truth behind the allegations, the social media world has been revelling in the news since it first…

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Cracking the CAP code

On Wednesday, we blogged about the new ASA regulations and some of the questions that it raised in relation to communications in the online space. It caused a bit of a stir. Whilst marketing, PR and social media professionals all seem to concur that ensuring vulnerable people can trust marketing communications in the online space…

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Ping me…?

Yesterday Apple launched their first social network, Ping. Less than 24 hours later this new platform has received extremely mixed reviews and users are already highlighting issues with the system. With numerous social networking sites already established, and platforms such as Facebook and Twitter dominating the arena, where does Ping fit in? Embedded in the…

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Katy’s cotton candy PR

Things are going great for Katy Perry as of late and with more than 3.5 million followers on Twitter, the ‘California girl’ isn’t afraid of using a little social media to create some online buzz around her new album, Teenage Dream. Record label Capitol came up with a cool little PR stunt to get fans gossiping about…

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New ASA digital remit leaves too many questions unanswered

The extension of the ASA’s CAP code to cover digital marketing communications – both on brand’s own websites, but also through social media, has been driven by a need to close the gap related to companies’ claims online, in particular to regulate marketing to children. There is no doubt that regulation is essential to protect…

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Facebook Places logo – you can’t unsee this

I was casting my eye over the Facebook Places logo this morning, yes I know I have no life, and noticed something a little odd. Under the pink marker there is definitely a number 4 inside a square. Go on have a look yourself. Now this could be a mere coincidence or one of the…

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Does TV influence search?

Research from Ofcom this week shows that we are all getting better at multi-tasking. This evolution has been spurred by our need to juggle various communications devices and channels. Rory Cellan-Jones in his BBC blog asks if there should be a moral panic about the way we are all spending our time. With so much…

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