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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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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

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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Social Media

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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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...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 Licensed Lions Win at Cannes

With Cannes Lions a distant, sun-soaked memory Greenlight looks back on our favourite Cannes Lion Winning Campaigns and the casting, music and rights clearance needed to make them happen. Adidas “Original is Never Finished" Entertainment for...

Posted by: Greenlight
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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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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Self-lacing shoes are the next 'thing' Nike has unveiled a new trainer with self-tying laces. Called the “HyperAdapt 1.0,” the actually rather swanky-looking sneakers will be available to buy in time for Christmas 2016, and use a more...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Plume Labs set pollution patrolling pigeons free over London

Anyone who has ever spent any amount of time in London would struggle to ascertain where it got its nickname from, as “The Big Smoke” is one of the most heavily polluted major cities in Europe. One particularly green-fingered tech...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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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Technology

Does the Oculus Rift set the standard for VR in 2016?

In the interest of balance, Iv'e decided to cover the news currently rocking the tech world as more of a think piece taking a thorough look on both sides of the fence. First, however, the facts:- It seems like forever and a day that we’ve been...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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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Social Media

DigitasLBi tells us which brands are most contagious on social media

Social media itself is pretty contagious. Indeed, try glancing over at a fellow commuter on your way to work tomorrow, seeing them on Facebook or Twitter, and NOT reaching into your own pocket to have a quick glance yourself. Seriously, it’s...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The Awards Roundup: Sans Cannes

Whilst the sights of ad land were set squarely on the south of France last week, that's not to say the Cannes Lions was the only awards show of note to offer up some notable news. International Music + Sound Awards Founded in 2011, the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Leash your Lion at Cannes this year

“Not everyone can win a lion, but anyone can lose it,” so states the first tweet sent on Monday morning from a mysterious new account that we're still not 100% sure is legitimate or not. Dubbed the "Lion Leash,” the project...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

VCCP packs a real punch!

I don't get boxing. I'll admit it. The idea of watching two (admittedly skilled and highly athletic) men bash seven shades of shit out of each other for the amusement of a baying crowd is simply not my idea of a good time. I do, however, get...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Say what? 15 ridiculous things overheard in agencies

Here's a little plug for a Twitter feed we can all enjoy. Called @AgencyQuotes, it simply compiles strange, amusing and ridiculous things which have been uttered in the offices of creative businesses throughout the land. Highly entertaining and...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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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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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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Technology

The Week in Tech

Amazon Sources familiar with both companies have been suggesting this week that Amazon has shelled out between $50 and $70 million for a deal to secure Crytek's CryEngine game engine. The engine has been used to power the Far Cry and Crysis...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Twitter Twitter officially announced this week that it acquired the live-streaming app Periscope back in January, and several sources have hinted that it will shortly be launched as a separate app with the ability to watch both live and previously...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Whatever happens, I urge you NOT to read this blog post

I'm serious. Quit while you're ahead. Or rather, quit while you're not as far behind as you will be if you keep reading. Apart from its arguable entertainment value, it will not enrich your life, make you cleverer, funnier or wealthier. Or even feel...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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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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Social Media

It's official! The Queen has tweeted.

"It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @sciencemuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R." That's what it said, the first tweet from Her Majesty The Queen. Causing a great deal of fuss, it arrived on...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw

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