TikTok Festivities

As it’s less than a month until Christmas, it only seems right to write a festive-inspired blog and get everyone in the holiday spirit 🎄 This week, TikTok launched a holiday playbook for small businesses, to help with marketing plans ahead of this year’s holiday season. Although the platform’s been around for a few years,…

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Christmas is saved with Twitter’s Holiday Hub

We know it’s technically still too early to talk about Christmas, but in the world of marketing, Christmas usually starts in July – and this year it was even earlier! (See Katy Howell’s Christmas in July Serious Social for all the facts and figures about what we were searching for, as early as April!) So, it’s…

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Social Snapshot – 02.10.19

Whether it’s a new platform update, testing a feature or ways to improve social strategy, we’re always fascinated to find out what’s been happening in the world of social media and learn new things. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best articles from the past week we just have to shout about!   Instagram launches…

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3 Social Media Infographics to Kick-start 2017

We are all winding down for the festive period, and with that in mind, we have compiled an easy to digest blog consisting of 3 useful infographics to read… While you are eating your cold turkey sandwiches As an alternative to watching the Queen’s speech While feeling sorry for yourself on New Years day morning…

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The night before IFmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Vine House Not a keyboard was stirring, not even a mouse. IF stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Howell soon would be there. The IF staff were nestled all snug at their desks, While visions of kitten-GIFs danced in their heads. And…

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How John Lewis pulls a Christmas cracker

It’s like Marmite. And whether you love it or loath it, you’ve probably discussed it, and potentially even posted online about it. In doing so, you’ve contributed to the consistent and proven marketing machine that is the John Lewis Christmas advert. This well-oiled machine triggers divisive debate and motivates consumers to syndicate content online, placing…

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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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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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Social engagement is not just for Christmas

This year, it seems Christmas is truly social. And for many brands social media marketing is definitely playing a big role in the festive push to consumers. M&S and John Lewis are integrating TV with their social media efforts, whilst Argos is pushing out a Facebook wish list.  Even Angry Birds is jingling with their…

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