May 27th |

Friday# 27 May 2011

Welcome to the Friday#

This week in The Sizzle: Eric Schmidt’s threat to world leaders at eG8. In The Fri-Up, Champions League: social media football. In The Sauce: The best racing game in the world…


May 26th |

Ban or not, Social Media loves Marmite

News that Denmark has supposedly banned Marmite has caused both confusion and outrage across the UK over the last couple of days. The story received substantial coverage in mainstream news including The Telegraph, The Guardian and even BBC Breakfast News.

May 24th |

M&S results – the social media view

Today’s news that Marks & Spencer has made a 12.9% jump in underlying pre-tax profits prompted us to take a look at the social media story behind the brand over the last few months. Although M&S can obviously give us their take on this heartening news – on BBC Breakfast they assured us that customers had chosen M&S as the place to treat themselves to quality goods while they were cutting back in other areas on cheaper brands – we seized the opportunity to dig deeper into social media to find out what customers are actually saying. (more…)

May 24th |

Ryan Giggs and the ungaggable social storm

At Brandwatch, we have been tracking the super-injunction footballer for a while now; not just in light of his indescretions with big brother stars, but also for his sporting prowess.

However, from The Sunday Herald’s brave decision to release his thinly disguised photo on Sunday morning, to the media furore culminating in his name across the front page of almost every UK paper today, we have counted the social media stats. (more…)

May 23rd |

Your New Rep. Can You Manage?

We teamed up with Content and Motion, one of our agency clients, to write a two-part series about reputation management. For our take on it as a social media monitoring provider, take a look at our post on the C&M blog. For the agency perspective, here’s Roger Warner of C&M:

C&M is an Online PR and Social Media agency. I’m the MD. We’ve been working for some time with Brandwatch to create a bunch of international Social Media reports and insights for brands like TomTom using the toolset. We like.

May 18th |

The Methodology Behind Brand Republic's BR 200

This morning Brand Republic published The BR 200 – a list of 200 of the web’s most influential bloggers on marketing, media and digital.

Unsurprisingly, there has been a fair amount of excitement surrounding the list so far today, with some people questioning ‘surprising entries’ and ‘curious omissions’.