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Turn That Frown Upside Down – The Impact of Emojis in Communication

It’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand...

Katy Cairns, May 26, 2022

TikTok for Business: How to use TikTok to tell your brand’s story

How to use TikTok to tell your brand’s story So,...

Alison Bruce, November 2, 2021

Tips on using Video Content Marketing to benefit your brand

  In the ever-growing and fast-paced world of media, it’s...

Emily Geraghty, September 23, 2021

5 Ways to Optimise Your Social Strategy

When you see the word “optimisation” in the context of...

Anne Trodden, August 9, 2021

Understand Instagram’s Algorithm Better

Recently, Instagram pulled back the curtain and gave users a...

Anne Trodden, June 10, 2021

Why Your Brand Should be Using Social Media to Boost Sales

Social media and ecommerce have always been natural allies. However,...

Anne Trodden, February 23, 2021

Have you heard about Google’s newly launched AI-powered social platform?

Last week Google’s Area 120 group quietly launched a new...

Alana Reid, June 25, 2020

Are Filters on Social Media Being Used to Collect your Identity?

Augmented facial filters took Snapchat by storm in 2015, the...

Alana Reid, April 6, 2020

What is FSGAN and why is it so terrifying?

Remember when Snapchat introduced the Face Swap feature a few...

Alana Reid, December 20, 2019

Political advertisements on social media. How does it work and why is it allowed?

With the UK general election tomorrow, political parties and leaders...

Alana Reid, December 11, 2019

Have your ‘likes’ disappeared on Instagram?

Sitting in the office this morning, a selective handful of...

Alana Reid, November 15, 2019

Marketing on TikTok – It’s not too late to jump on the bandwagon

TikTok, one of the most downloaded apps in the world...

Diana Skof, October 10, 2019

What the hell is ‘Insta-therapy’ and why is it a thing?

The negative relationship between mental health and social media isn’t...

Alana Reid, August 30, 2019

How to create a successful #HashtagStrategy in 2019

Marketers who seek to improve their brands’ Instagram presence or...

Diana Skof, July 1, 2019

The 8 Reasons B2B Marketers Should Think Audience-First

The ‘top of the funnel’ stuff. That’s what most sales...

Blair Walker, April 16, 2019

Digital Marketing for FMCG Brands

Digital marketing within FMCG has its own unique challenges. While...

Robin Richmond, April 7, 2019

Top 5 Social Media Trends for 2019

2018 was a big year for social media, from Facebook’s...

Alana Reid, January 15, 2019

Introducing Vero – The New, True Social Network People Are Raving About

I know what you’re thinking. Why on Earth would I...

Simon Heyes, February 26, 2018

The Best Reactions To Twitter Moving To 280 Characters

Twitter users are a funny bunch. British Twitter users are...

Simon Heyes, November 9, 2017

Did Manipulation Of Facebook Ads Result In Brexit & Trump Being Elected?

At first glance, that headline sounds pretty unrealistic, doesn’t it?...

Simon Heyes, November 8, 2017

Instafraud: Are Instagram Bots About To Get Terminated?

I’ve had a bee in my bonnet about automated Instagram...

Simon Heyes, April 20, 2017

Is your social media competition breaking the rules?

Building a large social community of engaged followers takes a...

Colleen Reid, March 22, 2017

2017: The Year Of (Micro) Influencer Marketing

I have a feeling 2017 will be a revolutionary year...

Simon Heyes, December 12, 2016

Hashtag fails and how to plan for success

The history of the hashtag Originating in the late 1990s...

Colleen Reid, November 30, 2016

Advertising on Snapchat – One Year On

September 2016 will mark the one-year anniversary of Snapchat’s first...

Colleen Reid, August 26, 2016

Verified Twitter Accounts For Everyone

Until July 2016, you had to be lucky enough to...

Simon Heyes, July 22, 2016

How Are Technology And The Internet Affecting The Way We Cook?

Have you ever thought how radically our lifestyles have changed...

Simon Heyes, June 22, 2016

Booking Flights with Facebook Messenger Bots

As a regular booker of flights I was pretty intrigued...

Robin Richmond, June 14, 2016

5 Digital Marketing Lessons from the US Presidential Race

Whatever your opinion of the often outrageous and always unpredictable...

Michael Jarrett, May 23, 2016

10 Social Media Trends To Prepare For In 2016

This article was originally produced for Figaro Digital Magazine. In...

Simon Heyes, February 2, 2016

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