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Twitter help Sky 'Amplify' online content and sponsorship fusion

Sky has become the latest brand to sign up to Twitter's 'Amplify' video advertising platform in an effort to integrate its content and sponsorships online. The Amplify platform first launched in May 2013 and now has more than 70 partners (including...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Apple Adman Go Sohara named as ECD at JWT Japan

It was announced yesterday by Hironobu 'Chief' Kitajima, JWT Japan's managing director, that the award-winning creative Go Sohara would be joining JWT Japan as executive creative director from TBWA/Media Arts Lab in Los Angeles, where he currently...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

IAB UK Digital Upfronts: Twitter push video in a big way

Twitter showcased a selection of exciting new mobile video applications and tools during their lunchtime session at the IAB UK Digital Upfronts last Thursday (October 22), while guests enjoyed cocktails and canapés at the BEAT nightclub in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Twitter join the video streaming revolution

It was only a matter of time before Twitter decided to throw it's hat in the ring alongside YouTube, Vine and the like, but it would appear that the social networking behemoth's plans are a little more ambitious than would have perhaps been presumed....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

4 ways to amplify your brand purpose through film

After speaking at the Brand Film Festival in London recently, I decided to share my approach when using video in a campaign with a cause (capital ‘C’, or otherwise). Film can be an incredibly powerful way of amplifying your brand purpose,...

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Technology

How to spot a Twitter bot with Gravity Road

Twitter has rolled-out various functions to reduce the amount of abuse, harassment and unwanted engagement on its platform in the past few years. They have included allowing users to block certain words from replies to their tweets as well as...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Amplify use sushi belt pop-up to promote Rowntree’s 30% less sugar range

To launch Rowntree’s new 30% less sugar range of Fruit Pastilles and Randoms, the confectionary brand tasked Amplify with concepting, creating and delivering the two-month long nationwide #RowntreesTasteTour. The Rowntree’s Taste Tour invites a...

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Advertising

Amplify & Seed confirm strategic partnership in parity ownership deal

Amplify, the marketing agency that aims to join the dots between people, brands and culture, has bought a parity stake in Seed - the marketing agency that specialises in targeting students for brands including Budweiser and Nike. The deal further...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Social Media

An in-depth look into Twitter advertising

If you happen to have read any of my earlier posts, or you know me personally, you will know I am not a fan of Twitter at all. They have spent years playing catch up to the big social giants because they changed their channel around way too much, and...

Posted by: Jason Holmes
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Advertising

SONOS and Amplify launch ReScored in partnership with Abbey Road Studios

SONOS is collaborating again with creative agency Amplify to help launch their wireless home cinema speaker, the PLAYBASE. The campaign continues SONOS’ long-term commitment to giving listeners the high-quality experience they deserve, doing...

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Technology

IAB UK Digital Upfronts: DigitasLBi create a literal Twitter Periscope

DigitasLBi kicked off the IAB UK Digital Upfronts last Friday (October 16) with the DigitasLBi UK NewFront, which featured an eclectic array of speakers. The event also saw the unveiling of the “Periscope Periscope,” an interactive...

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Advertising

Has Call of Duty taken its latest Twitter stunt too far?

Publicity stunts are far from an explicitly modern phenomenon, but have become more commonplace recently thanks to the immediacy of social media. With brands falling over one another to outdo each other at every step though, is it possible for them...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Social Media

Revenues are up at Twitter - so where now for the social network?

Whenever financial commentators comment on the fiscal possibilities of social media, the focus falls of Facebook. Understandable, I suppose. A fifth of the world's population has an account and the whole platform seems permanently balanced between...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Technology

Keep Track Of Your Wish List With Twitter

November is the busiest marketing month and Amazon is giving its customers another tool to keep track of all the goodies that will be filling up their online shopping baskets. Yesterday Amazon introduced #AmazonWishList, allowing customers to add...

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Technology

Burberry Uses The Twitter Buy Button

Last week Twitter launched the Buy Button which is a new way for users to discover and buy products on Twitter. The new tool will make shopping from mobile devices convenient and easy and provides sellers with a new way to turn the direct...

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Features

Thank you, U2...for giving us something to moan about on Twitter

Looking down my Twitter feed, it seems to me that the 140-character-loving public has forgotten something. They've forgotten how to be interesting. That includes me, incidentally, before you go and tweet something rude @Ashley_Morrison in response. I...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advertising

Guinness amplify the “Artist's Journey” in new ad

The latest ad from Guinness, a brand renowned for their zeitgeist defining advertisements, features instrumental post-rock group “And So I Watch You From Afar,” in a spot (below) that aims to promote the globally popular stout brewers'...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Social Media

Is Twitter about to break itself, and what should we do about it?

Today, in the late afternoon, it all kicked off on Twitter. Was it despair at further appalling news seeping from the Middle East? Or fury over another catastrophic governmental decision? Of course not. It was the revelation that Twitter itself is...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Social Media

My afternoon with the Twitter conspiracists.

It all started innocently enough. Somebody I follow on Twitter, re-tweeted a post from somebody I don’t. The post suggested there had been severe wrongdoing in the Thatcher government of the 1980s, including the deeds of Mrs. Thatcher herself,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Shhhh. What did the Twitter Silence achieve?

Today I learned an inquest has been opened into the death of a young girl, bullied to suicide by users of social media. This dreadful story adds a terrible darkness to the storm surrounding the abusive use of the internet. And, as happened with...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advice

Opinions - Doing bird. Should Twitter be policed?

by Magnus Shaw In the early hours of this morning Dorset police arrested a 17-year-old boy. It's alleged he sent a tweet to Olympic diver Tom Daly which read "You let your dad down I hope you know that." Daly had finished fourth in the Men's...

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Inspiration

#Trends. Why Twitter shall remain nameless

by John Fountain On Tuesday this week, as Her Majesty The Queen waved her hankie at the soggy hoards along The Mall, Twitter announced a new logo. Yes, as Her Majesty finally kicked off her overly softened shoes and dunked her chocolate bourbon...

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Features

@Rupertmurdoch - Twitter's newest recruit.

Twitter is a platform frequented by young liberals and techy celebrities, or their PR companies, but New Years Eve welcomed a very interesting new recruit, no less then Britains most-hated OAP Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch has previously referred to the...

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Strife is tweet - a top ten of Twitter scandals

1. Social sausage Anthony Weiner (oh the irony!) denied everything and blamed hackers (they always do), when a photo of his genitals was tweeted from his account and sent to a woman in Seattle. The problem was that Weiner, at the time, was one of...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

MeringCarson - JetSuiteX JetSuiteX has announced that MeringCarson has been charged with taking the air travel company’s marketing to new heights as media and creative agency of record for the year-old public charter brand. New advertising...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Entertainment

Creative Opinions on The Oscars 2017: A Social Media Monopoly?

The Oscars are, whilst almost as large a televisual draw as that 'other' big event in February, largely free from the burden of expectation when it comes to advertising. The fact is that nobody really talks about the ad breaks of the Academy Awards,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Pride to Popcorn

Bompas & Parr - Propercorn Institute of Flavour Bompas & Parr has designed popcorn brand Propercorn’s new month long pop-up, “Institute of Flavour.” Based in Soho, London, the pop-up features a popping room and kitchen where...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

How brands and agencies celebrated International Women's Day 2016

Say what you want about adland, but it's always been an incredibly progressive industry, so it's only natural that many of the industry's biggest and best agencies and brands would want to piggyback on the social media frenzy surrounding...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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