Facebook has a facelift, Twitter users unite under #JeSuisCharlie and selfie sticks meet their match

by Danielle Warren on Friday, January 9, 2015 - 11:40 Comments
Congratulations! You’ve made it through the first official working week of 2015, and doesn’t it feel oh so good? But before you start eyeing up the nearest pub to sneak off to, we’ve rounded up the latest news from around the digital and social world for you to mull over. Welcome to 2015...

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A review of the Year In Reviews from around the web

by Yunus Akseki on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 12:10 Comments
It’s the time of year when we reflect on ourselves and the year that has been. Brands, keen to take part these conversations, eagerly began releasing their Year In Reviews quite some time ago, in early December. The most compelling stories were by a handful of brands, who created their own narrative, linking their products to their audience. Many other brands joined the conversation and let their audience navigate through data about their products.

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10% of mobile orders are made in store, news in your Face and Gangnam Style breaks YouTube

by Danielle Warren on Friday, December 5, 2014 - 14:16 Comments

10% of Walmart's mobile online orders are made in store

Wallmart CEO Doug McMillon stated in an interview with CNBC that 10% of its mobile online orders are made in store. Shoppers are placing orders on their mobiles if an item is out of stock or if a product is not available on display.

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Create without thinking - the inner workings of Yoshitomo Nara

by Ieva Blazeviciute on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 16:47 Comments
Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara recently held his “largest and most comprehensive exhibition in the UK to date” at The Dairy Centre much to the delight of both Japanese and non-Japanese art lovers eager to catch a glimpse of the famously shy artist. But as Nara hid under his cap in the dimly lit room, it soon became clear that this wasn’t going to be your usual exhibition-opening event.

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Tumblr beats Facebook, #BlackFriday begins and Oreo gets the final lick

by Danielle Warren on Friday, November 28, 2014 - 10:51 Comments

Tumblr and Pinterest lead the way

Sorry Twitter and Facebook, there’s two new hotshots in town. According to the latest social report from the Global Web Index, Tumblr and Pinterest are the fastest growing social platforms in 2014, increasing active users by a staggering 120% and 111% respectively over the last six months. Things weren’t so peachy for Facebook, whose somewhat meagre 2% increase found them bottom of the leaderboard.

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WhatsApp Goes Blue and There's a Christmas Ad Too

by Danielle Warren on Friday, November 7, 2014 - 15:34 Comments
There’s a new bird in town this Christmas, and his name is Monty. When it comes to creating the perfect Christmas ad, John Lewis are a jingle bell ahead of the competition. The retail giant caused a social media stir yesterday when they debuted their latest Christmas ad online, featuring a little boy called Sam, his penguin friends Monty and Mabel, and the soft, sultry tones of Tom Odell covering John Lennon’s Real Love.

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Everybody is Living in a Custard Cream

by Danielle Warren on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 17:20 Comments
Tesco’s Custard Cream spread, otherwise known as 2014’s answer to all of our prayers, may well change life as we know it FOREVER. But just imagine how wonderful the world would be with a cupboardful of these nifty items too...

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Twitter wants you to buy, Spotify gets visual and some foul language.

by Jen Herbert on Friday, September 12, 2014 - 11:02 Comments

Twitter and the F word

A recent survey from The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), revealed the areas of the UK in which Twitter users are most likely to swear in their posts. Redcar, in North Yorkshire, was revealed as the town most likely to send an obscene Tweet, while those in the south are more likely to keep it clean.

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Snapchat launches a new chapter, TV makes a comeback and YouTube introduces fan funding

by Jen Herbert on Monday, September 8, 2014 - 10:18 Comments

Snapchat’s Stories

Snapchat is rolling out a new feature, Our Story, to all its users after the trialled success at Electric Daisy Carnival this summer. Snapchatters contributed over 350 hours of Snaps to Our Story during EDC, Rio, Outside Lands and Lollapalooza festivals, prompting the platform to make it a permanent feature.

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Click here to see something you won’t believe, Instagram introduces Hyperlapse and Twitter makes every man a brand with their new analytics.

by Jen Herbert on Friday, August 29, 2014 - 16:30 Comments

Facebook — no more click-bait

Facebook announced, this week, that ‘You’ll NEVER believe…‘ is a headline that will soon be disappearing from your feed as they cut down on click-baiting headlines. The clampdown will encourage brands to share more informative and newsworthy content when posting updates, putting a stop to spammy posts clogging users’ f

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