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A useful guide to social media video specs and metrics

Video is playing an ever important role in marketing and challenging brands to be responsive to the fast-changing environment. While businesses start to realise the importance of social video, making matters complicated for video marketers is that different social media platforms have unique features, requirements and metrics. This also brings the challenge of measuring the…

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Facebook Live split screen broadcasts are finally here!

Cast your mind back to the hazy days of June 2016 and you might remember that Facebook announced something very exciting at Vidcon – the ability to livestream with a friend on a split screen broadcast. Almost a year later, some different iterations along the way in the Mentions app for verified users, and the…

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60 Second Social 10/04/2017

What a huge week for social! This week we’re talking Facebook’s new AI-powered digital assistant, Twitter losing live streaming, and the ASA banned Instagram blogger. We also highlight the importance of an in-depth understanding of paid social, as it continues to make an impact on the social world. However, Snapchat’s announcement of two new tools…

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Meet Wuu, the Snap-style app from the makers of Ello

Way back in the the halcyon days of 2014 we had high hopes about the fledgling social network Ello an ad-free alternative to the established Facebooks and Twitters of the social world, but, alas it never really took off as much as we hoped. But now the creators of the ill-fated Ello have returned with a new…

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Get ready to start shopping on videos!

Do you remember how I was banging on about a pair of shoes and how Pinterest now lets you shop from pictures about a month ago? (if you don’t here is the post) Well, now, shoppable videos are coming to Facebook and Twitter but maybe not just as you imagined it! Dubcandy is a new…

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The Brands Who Won April Fools 2017

So April has arrived, and with it a day when we stop bashing ‘fake news’, and instead celebrate it, and the other witty and, in some cases, heart-stopping ways that our friends and loved ones make April Fools of us all. Not to mention, the brands that get in on the act on their social…

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60 Second Social 3/04/2017

Missing your fill of paid media gossip? In this week’s #60secondsocial we’re focusing on the ongoing battle between Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, specifically where paid media is concerned. Snapchat has well and truly caught up with Twitter, but will it have a chance going against Facebook? Since Snapchat launched it’s IPO we’ve frequently been asked…

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