May 18th |
brand republic

The BR 200: The Web's Most Influential Advertising, Marketing, Media, PR and Digital Bloggers (Brand Republic)

Welcome to The BR 200 list of industry blogs where we’ve brought together the best advertising, marketing, media, PR and digital blogs from around the world, ranked in terms of traffic and social influence.

Apr 5th |

Living Social's $3bn valuation

Since the end of 2010, when Amazon invested $175m in Living Social – the group buying website has been closely watch by investors.

We have a look at livingsocial’s journey through social media from it’s Amazon investment to today’s news on its $3bn valuation. What does the investment and new valuation mean for consumers and is it only as good as the offers it pedals?

Fig 1. Volume of mentions for


Mar 16th |
bbc sport

Where now for Spurs? (BBC Sport)

It is back to the drawing board for Tottenham Hotspur. West Ham have been selected as the preferred bidder to move into the Olympic Stadium in Stratford after London 2012, meaning Spurs will remain at White Hart Lane…

Jan 11th |

MySpace meltdown

With today’s news of MySpace proposing to axe half their staff, we decided to take a look at where people have been recommending and talking about music in an attempt to guage which sites the interest has shifted to.

The graph below features a few of NME’s top bands of 2010 and the social media sites where they are talked about. The clear leaders in chat on bands are Facebook and YouTube. (more…)

Aug 27th |

Mercury Prize Buzz (BBC)

Nominees are all of a Twitter in the lead up to the big day! According to Brandwatch, a company that monitors social media traffic, there has been a “consistent amount of jostling between the top five acts” over the past few weeks. (more…)