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Brands Gain a Sense of Humour, but are they playing with fire?

by admin on 17 October, 2012 at 12:06

It seems that some brands have adopted a different stance when it comes to commenting and answering back via social media, with a number of large brands hitting back with humour. Let’s take a look at what some of these brands have been up to.

Rise above the social noise by thinking bigger.

by admin on 5 October, 2012 at 09:39

For some time now the world and his dog have been jumping on the social media bandwagon. As a result you cannot open your browser without a mass of tweets, sponsored tweets, sponsored stories, promoted statuses and the rest. Now, more than ever it is important for any business or brand to think big, raise their game and stand out from the ‘social noise’.

What makes the perfect tweet? Nine ideas to consider when writing tweets

by admin on 2 October, 2012 at 15:05

Twitter offers a plethora of opportunities to build and develop a social media offering for a brand, and the one question we hear most is, “Well where do we start and what do we tweet?”.

How to create a great infographic – 5 top tips

by admin on 20 August, 2012 at 10:39

Developing an infographic can be a difficult and a research-intensive task. For starters you need good quality research followed up by a creative design that conveys the right message. Let’s take a look at our five top tips for creating a good infographic.

How does Socialcam work?

by admin on 31 July, 2012 at 12:32

If you haven’t already got on board with Socialcam, we have put together a short roundup of what you’ll need to know to get started.

Has Google Found the Answer to Negative SEO?

by admin on 20 July, 2012 at 17:33

Google launch ‘download recent links’ in Webmaster Tools – could this help to end negative SEO?

Shopcade – the latest store on the social commerce block

by admin on 16 July, 2012 at 16:36

The success of Pinterest has been widely acclaimed across the web with businesses and brands swarming to adopt the platform. Nevertheless, there is a hot new contender in pursuit in the form of ‘Shopcade’.

Social Content – We tweeted, we liked, we shared

by admin on 25 June, 2012 at 13:53

You’ve looked at a variety of social networks, you have a twitter handle, and your Facebook page is up and running. Ok, so what’s next?

The deadly internet is on the prowl, could TV be the next victim?

by admin on 11 June, 2012 at 12:26

The Internet held a loaded double barrel shotgun and pointed it at the head of the newspaper industry and killed it at point blank range. Is the cunning murderer now not-so-secretly seeking to hunt down the TV business and do the very same?

Facebook launches the Facebook ‘App Centre’

by admin on 16 May, 2012 at 07:58

For years Apple have allowed people to create and sell Apps via their platform, as have Blackberry and now, Facebook have launched their own App Centre enabling users to potentially share in some pretty nice revenue.