Jun 26th |
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How Your Brand Can Stand Out From The Crowd

Have you ever wondered why fragrance brands all advertise in the same way? You haven’t? Oh. I have. Just me then.

I’ve always found it bizarrely amusing to watch the abstract montages that fragrance brands put together in order to purvey their goods. (more…)

Apr 25th |
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The Four Rs You Need to be a Modern Marketer

Yesterday I attended and spoke at the iMedia Digital Summit in swanky Picadilly, in London. It was, by most measures, an excellent event.

There was one particular theme I noticed running through the day, and in my opinion it’s something worth exploring.  (more…)

Apr 3rd |
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Report: Social Media and the Travel & Hospitality Sector

Do you remember going into a physical shop to decide where to go on your next vacation? Can you think back to when you’d need to wait for plane tickets to arrive in the post, and forgetting them would mean you couldn’t board the flight?

Somehow, somewhen, things changed. (more…)

Mar 27th |
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The Wisdom of the Crowd: Honest, Transparent Reviews of Social Listening Tools

User reviews have fundamentally shaken up business. From TripAdvisor and Yelp to Amazon and Twitter, the way that consumers select products and services is now entrenched within the bold transparency of digital reviews.

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Feb 19th |
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Internet Memes & Phenomena: The Opportunity for Brands, Publishers and Organisations

The word ‘meme’ has been widely misused over the past couple of years, specifically internet memes, as the term has filtered into the mainstream.

Its semantic understanding has shifted from obscure phrases and shared, contrived cultural references (more…)

Feb 12th |
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Social Media Command Centers are Coming of Age

‘Social media command center’ is one of those flashy-sounding buzzwords you’ve probably come across if you work in digital marketing.

You may even work at a brand that already has one, or is thinking of installing one. (more…)

Jan 30th |
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What is Influencer Marketing? Frequently Asked Questions

It’s a buzzword, sure, but ‘influencers’ can form an integral part of modern digital marketing plans.

We’re hosting a webinar today that details the basics of influencer marketing, and how you can develop your own programme.  (more…)

Dec 19th |
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Err … We’re Very Sorry But We Made a Mistake

Just as we were starting to get in the Christmas spirit and look back on 2013 with a sense of a job well done, we’ve unfortunately discovered some bad news today, relating to one one our reports.

This year we’ve released lots of reports, research and other insights using the social data that we capture, and presented it in useful and interesting ways.  (more…)

Nov 15th |
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The Weird and Wonderful History of Command Centres

What on earth is a command centre? Can you issue commands from them? And are they in the centre? If so, in the centre of what?

But how did they come about, and how have they changed over the years? (more…)

Oct 31st |
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The Future of Social: What it Truly Means to be Customer-first

Barely a minute passes without someone exclaiming ‘social media is transforming the way we [INSERT THING]’, and even on this here blog we frequently discuss the impact it’s having upon people, things and businesses. (more…)