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Posts tagged with Social Media

Social selling: What it is, and what it definitely isn't

When running a quick search for the #SocialSelling hashtag through any social media listening tool, the amount of data you get in return is quite overwhelming.

According to TweetReach, during the three hours before I wrote this article, #SocialSelling gathered more than 800,000 impressions on Twitter.

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Nextdoor arrives in the UK: We take a look at the neighbourhood social network

Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours, with a little understanding…

But sadly, it seems we're a nation more comfortable ignoring each other than engaging in ever-so-slightly awkward chats on the street.


How service providers are using social to connect with customers

It can be tricky enough for brands to engage people over social media, but what about service providers?

What about the shopping malls, theatres and transport hubs that we use every day?


Who will win the live-streaming battle: Facebook Live or Periscope?

In the age of ephemeral content and channel proliferation, it’s no wonder some marketers feel like they are forever playing a game of catch-up.

Shiny new technologies regularly appear, hit critical mass, and inevitably get surpassed by better tools.

Take the recent rise of live-streaming for example – it is a popular medium transformed into an entirely new format.

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10 intriguing social media stories from June 2016

It's been a busy month for many reasons, so you might have missed some key developments across social media.

Always here to help, I've rounded them up for you.

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10 grin-inducing digital marketing stats we've seen this week

We've got stats full to the brim with fun this week.

From Snapchat to SEO in financial services, from the UK's EU referendum to declining app usage.

We've plenty of diagrams, charts, graphics and visualisations, too.

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A day in the life of... Digital Media Officer at Leicester City Council

This week's Day in the Life has a particularly interesting angle, as we talk to Ian Gallagher, the digital media officer at Leicester City Council.

Thanks to Richard III and that car park, followed by Vardy and his party (dilly ding etc), Leicester is firmly on the world map.

But council digital work is more than social media and PR. Let's get the inside track, as well as some excellent career advice from Ian.


10 examples of great Disney marketing campaigns

There are two difficulties with a roundup like this - Disney is massive and it's often hard to disentangle product and marketing.

The company creates such strong stories/brands that all of its media can appear to work seamlessly.

Nevertheless, I've picked out some examples of what could be termed marketing expertise by the film juggernaut.


The digital campaigns behind London’s Mayoral election

Whatever apathy, excitement, rage or despair you might feel about the main candidates for Mayor of London, there’s no doubting that the vote on May 5th was a big deal.

The winner will enjoy the third-biggest direct personal mandate of any politician in Europe. That’s a lot of people power.

So how did the main candidates use people power in the run up to the election?


MADE.COM on the value of social commerce

Though social is now recognised as an integral part of the marketing mix, many still question its place in commerce.

That's why it was so fascinating to catch up with Hannah Pilpel, social project manager at MADE.COM, to find out what value the brand finds in social.

Hannah revealed some stats as to the monetary value of a social shopper, as well as sharing the brand's channel insight.

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A day in the life of... a food & drink startup entrepreneur

I always love hearing about food and drink startups, especially on Dragon's Den (or Shark Tank).

And with the rise of online subscription services in FMCG, food and drink brands are springing up all over the internet.

Sylvie Hall is co-founder of EatCleanTea, a brand of matcha tea that you can buy online, subscribe to, or look for (soon) in stockists on the high street.

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A day in the life of... Social Media Manager at NHS Blood & Transplant

One of our Masters of Marketing Awards winners in 2015 was NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) for its #missingtype campaign.

For this week's 'A day in the life' we catch up with NHSBT's social media manager, Melissa Thermidor.

Here's what she had to say about the day job...