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16 of the best branded Instagram videos of May 2014

Here are some of the finest branded Instagram videos from May 2014. 

Taking in everything from Mini’s massive charm, even more massive nuclear lizard battles and Google’s blasé attitude to its own product.

It’s a cavalcade of tiny thrills and spills.

Like watching Prince on a trampoline.

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London Fashion Week AW12: a digital review

This past week, all eyes have been on London for Fashion Week AW12.

It’s been one of the most interesting seasons from a digital perspective. Not because all of a sudden fashion brands have ‘caught on’, but because integration with online has matured. It’s more valuable, comprehensive and better thought out.

As such, we've compiled some of the best digitally-enhanced offerings from fashion magazines, designers and the organiser itself.

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Brands buy 'influence', but do they really get it?

Forget 'audience', 'unique visitors' and 'page views.' Thanks to social media, more and more brands are looking to base media buys on new metrics like 'influence.'

Take, for instance, the brands that are turning to the Influencer Network put together by Condé Nast's Vogue.

AdWeek describes the Influencer Network as "a panel of some 1,000 women deemed to have sway over other women, based on how active they are on social networks like Facebook and Polyvore, a fashion site where people create collages of outfits and share them with other members."

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Conde Nast's online identity problem

Conde Nast has identity problems online. The publishing house announced on Monday that its online male fashion coverage would be folded into the websites for magazine properties GQ and Details. I wrote about the decision here.

In the piece, I wrote about how the change could effect Style.com. I thought of Men.Style.com as a subdomain of Style.com. But Conde Nast actually considers Men.Style.com to be its own property. GQ.com and Details.com are currently linked to the site, and they are all considered to be distinct properties from Style.com, which is "the online home of Vogue." 

All that parsing is rather confusing. And I'm not the only one who failed to note the distinction between the two Style.com properties.

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Conde Nast's Style.com. What's in a name?

As old media brands shift online, their most important assets are often name and reputation. But in the case of many magazine publications, the fear of cannibalizing the print product has kept their websites surprisingly dormant. Opportunities to grow the brand online passed by as editors and sales staff focused their attention on making the print publication successful. But now, as print ad rates dwindle, publishing houses have to start figuring out how to make the web work.

This is something that Conde Nast decided to address today. The company announced it would fold its male fashion content on Men.Style.com into print brand websites GQ.com and Details.com. It looks like Conde Nast is finally taking onlne seriously, but will it work?

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