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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

Experiences And Moments Marketing

A few hours ago, Tim Peake was launched into space,...

Simon Heyes, December 15, 2015

Emojis: The New Language Of The Internet

It wasn’t long ago that many people were claiming the English...

Simon Heyes, August 25, 2015

Facebook’s News Feed Update: Have You Been Affected?

Whilst Google’s ‘mobilegeddon’ algorithm update grabbed most of the headlines...

Simon Heyes, May 14, 2015

Marketing To Millennials – What, Where & Who?

You often read articles that say ‘Millennials are lazy‘ and...

Paul Smail, January 29, 2015

Facebook Launches New Video Features To Rival YouTube

In one of our previous posts, we mentioned that by...

Simon Heyes, January 15, 2015

Why An Advert Is Not Just For Christmas

For several years, the half time break at the NFL’s...

Robin Richmond, January 12, 2015

Digital Content Monetisation: Where To Begin?

8MS was born out of the opportunity we saw in...

Robin Richmond, November 11, 2014

How To Use Storytelling To Make Your Brand More Human

People love that Apple and Google both started out in...

Simon Heyes, November 5, 2014

Why Today’s Youth Love Snapchat & Have Facebook Running For The Hills

I’m a big fan of Casey Neistat. He’s one of...

Simon Heyes, October 9, 2014

STUDY: Content Marketing Performance By Top Airlines

Content created by airlines is distributed mainly on Facebook and...

Simon Heyes, September 9, 2014

10 Of The Best Instagram Hyperlapse Videos

Last week, Instagram announced its latest development – a new...

Simon Heyes, September 4, 2014

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