DA05_Blog-Square-2019

Social within sport, its now worth a shot!

It’s been a known fact that since the rise of social media there’s been a constant battle with the world of Broadcast TV. The fear was first noticed by TV stations who were scrambling when media platforms such as YouTube and Facebook were amounting to users that blew local TV ratings out of the water.…

Read More
serious-social-blog-square

Serious Social 09/11/2017

  What are you talking about? Shopping. What are you talking about? Reality show influencers who break the rules. Serious Social gets serious around the clampdown on influencers not declaring brand endorsements, while the Instagram conversation centres on social commerce, and how it’s a match made in shopping heaven. Brands, take notice of both, it’s…

Read More
RP-08-blog-Square

Influencer marketing is NOT dead

You may have read about Essena O’Neill, the teenage online ‘influencer’ who recently deleted her social media accounts due to pressure to maintain the perfect image. Although she had hundreds of thousands of followers and various companies contacting her to market their products, the time and energy it was taking her to take the perfect…

Read More
JB07-blog-square

Finding your influencers through link listening

Knowing your influencers is a key goal for most companies. However, there is no straight forward formula, or right or wrong way to identify these evangelists. Repeated engagements and metrics such as Klout will help in assessing how engaged and how influential they are in their own merit, but without putting in a lot of…

Read More

3 ways LinkedIn is becoming the discovery channel

With 200 million registered users and over 11 million in the UK, LinkedIn must focus on helping its user base expand their networks and engage with the platform on a deeper level. In the same way Facebook has introduced Graph Search to help it’s users to discover more within the platform (other examples include tagging…

Read More

Rewarding influencers – it’s not all about the money

Our social shopping research revealed a high propensity for influencers [and consumers] to want rewards for recommending a brand or reviewing a product/service. There is, unsurprisingly, a high demand for incentives that discount (75%). But the intriguing insight is how this is coupled with a need for recognition too. There is a long tail of…

Read More