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A quick one on social media marketing

Social Media advertising is still one of the most underpriced and efficient ways to market your brand or business to your customers. Unfortunately, many clients are spending the smallest fraction of ad dollars on it. It's up to us as advertisers to...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Trends

Five social media trends for 2019

Claire Lancaster, head of social media at IF Agency, starts the year with her prediction of the key trends that will define the next 12 months in social media, content and influencer marketing. "I expect reach, dialogue and influencers to all reduce...

Posted by: If Agency
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Features

Will virtual reality change how we use social media?

Opinion by Sol Rogers, CEO & Founder of REWIND A common criticism of VR is that it is isolating. While VR will always separate you from the real world, it can and will bring people together to communicate, experience, and play in a truly memorable...

Posted by: REWIND
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Careers

Is social media ruining your career prospects?

'If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all' - or so the saying goes. Of course, in the age of social media, the chances of anyone saying nothing at all is very slim indeed. One only has to scan the average street for...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Social Media

Dentsu create a social media war room

Dentsu Mitchell, which until recently operated as Mitchells, but was rebranded back in July when Dentsu Media launched in Australia, recently launched a social media control centre called “Fireside,” which is being touted as an industry...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Social Media

Social Media Advertising: Show Them The Money

Don’t you just hate it when they take something pure, and put sponsored ads all over it? Not that Instagram is the purest social media platform; it has been co-opted readily by A-List celebrities who just want to rebel against Anna...

Posted by: Jade French
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Features

Is social media making bullying acceptable?

It could be argued we might all benefit from a little digital detox, and TV presenter Sue Perkins has announced she's going to be spending some time away from Twitter. Unfortunately this isn't a lifestyle choice. She's actually been forced off the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Social Media

Isn't it high time we got serious with the social media trolls?

We can't really go on like this. The alarming evolution of 'trolling' from pestering people online to the loss of life, has been eye-watering in its speed. The last week has seen a situation develop whereby a family whose daughter is missing, was...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advice

Social Media and Recruitment

Social Media Week took place in London during February. For those who don’t know, Social Media Week is an annual event which is run all over the world. There are live streams to view and hashtags to follow, so you can keep up with the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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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Social Media

Top 50 global brands with social influence

The inaugural “Klout 50” was announced yesterday, ranking the top 50 global brands by their social influence and engagement. The list, ranked by Lithium Technologies, the software company that “Helps companies reinvent how they...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Careers

The Number 2.1 - Let’s Not Live-Stream On Social?

As someone who works in innovation and talks about it a lot, I love new technology and trends. With the rise (and quick fall) of live streaming apps like Meerkat, we tend to get caught up in the hype and noise, thinking live streaming Is the...

Posted by: Tom Sharman
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Entertainment

Would you disappear for a Diesel jumpsuit?

Clothing brand Diesel is giving away a limited number of original jumpsuits from hit Netflix series Money Heist, while challenging fans to disconnect from social media. In contrast to other brand strategies to try and achieve as much online...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Social Media

New Instagram Updates & What They Mean For You

Yesterday Instagram announced a new feature, allowing users to add hashtags and profile links to their bio. The update comes a few months after Instagram enabled you to follow hashtags for further ease in exploring the topics you like and discovering...

Posted by: Lobster
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Features

Think Big, Go Small: Why influencer marketing isn't about reach

Despite what many marketers and PR agencies still believe, influencer marketing is not a popularity contest. Whilst it’s clear that the use of influencer campaigns continues to rise, with 87% of marketers using them in their strategies, there is...

Posted by: VAMP
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Social Media

Why Instagram should be careful

I have been a user of social media since Facebook launched back in 2004 and like many of you have seen the development and additions of existing and new channels. In recent years the giant that once was Twitter seems to be struggling and in my...

Posted by: Jason Holmes
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Features

How companies convey reliability through their online presence

One of the key things that customers or clients search for in companies is that they can be relied on. Whether this is to provide them with food products, a new mortgage or simply to ensure that they deliver on their promises it is important that...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Calvin Klein target Tinder for new campaign

Depending on your point of view, the social dating app Tinder is either a revolutionarily simple and efficient dating app or a grim harbinger for the downfall of civilised society. We’ll choose to remain on the fence for now, but have to admit...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Grow Up Protein World

The story of Protein World doesn’t start with the fact an advert like that was made, as they helpfully pointed out themselves on Twitter, there are loads of companies who are invested in body shaming and who participate in the culture of...

Posted by: Jade French
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Advertising

Burger King helps Koreans get off at the right station

Many Koreans are busy and sleep-deprived. According to one OECD statistic, Koreans’ average sleep time is 7 hours and 49 minutes, the shortest amongst its member state [i]. Another OECD stat confirms Korean’s commute times is the longest...

Posted by: Cheil Worldwide
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Design

Election 2015: It's all a game

For young people in 2015, it would appear that there is nothing quite as unsexy as politics. To be completely honest, I can't blame them, as the whole political system has nosedived into a complete farce over the last decade or so. What was once a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Trends

Inventive Instagramming

Instagram isn’t all about Kimye’s family portraits and belfies. It can also be a tool for you to forge your own online artistic identity. Why not get inventive with the Instagram format? With a little twist, you can use those grid lines...

Posted by: Jade French
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Social Media

Behind the Scenes: Cadbury's #FreeTheJoy campaign

This month, the awesome jelly Kitchen team have been busy hand crafting stop motion animation shorts for Cadbury. The chocolate giants have been sharing the colourful animations across their social media channels with the hashtag #FreeTheJoy, and you...

Posted by: Jelly London
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Social Media

Something extraordinary has happened...

Something extraordinary has happened to me. Not a new brand of tea bag I rather like, but something properly extraordinary. As you'll know, almost a week ago, armed men stormed the offices of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo; shooting and killing...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Social Media

What is the Forrester Report and why is it wrong?

Have you read the Forrester report? If not, do you know what the Forrester report is? Don't worry, neither did I until someone asked me what I made of it, prompting me to run away and look it up. In some quarters, however, this report is hot stuff....

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Design

Colourful mascots to rock Rio in 2016

The mascots for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games were recently unveiled in Brazil, and according to a statement accompanying images of the colourful critters, the Games organising committee hopes they'll bring an “Explosion of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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It's Armageddon! Also known as "Facebook is down"...

by Ashley Morrison If, like me, you have moved or are thinking of moving to the country, you’re taking a perilous risk. It doesn’t matter if you’re pretty much bang on one of the main corridors into London or not (the Cambridge -...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Social Media

Teenagers are bored with Facebook. But why is that such bad news?

MySpace is an astonishing use of new technology, which links people to one another, and allows them to share news, views, photos and comments. It is extraordinarily popular, particularly with younger people, and is growing every day. This makes it...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Social Media

Sandra Suy x Rita Ora x adidas

We are delighted to announce the launch of Sandra Suy’s brand new illustrations in collaboration with Rita Ora and adidas (Pastel Pack). Four fans were lucky enough to have their likeness drawn by the talented Sandra Suy, and the digital...

Posted by: Jelly London
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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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