Usage insights: The time well-spent movement and nanny state

Friends with smart phone outdoor How much time do you spend per day on your favourite apps? How about per week? The figure is likely to be more than most would care to admit, but fresh features rolled out by two of the biggest names in social are about to make finding out far easier.

Introducing usage insights

It started with new coding found...

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7 mental health campaigns that show people really care

lifefakercom-why-do-you-use-lifefakercom-600-86741 This year’s UK Mental Health Awareness Week ran from 14th to 20th May, helping to increase understanding and reduce stigma surrounding psychological conditions. Here at Smoking Gun we don’t believe that should be the end of such campaigns, though— problems in the mind are present all year round, after all. Inspired by this point, we’ve compiled seven fantastic campaigns designed...

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9 tips for recruiting through social media

Social media network, searching for professional stuff, head hunter job, employment concept. 3d illustration How do you find the best talent for your business? Where are the standout candidates hiding? What are the best ways of getting your company noticed amongst job seekers? These are just some of the questions recruiters and managers should be asking themselves in a bid to fill available positions more efficiently. And it’s not hard to see why— firms...

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May 2018 in the Smoking Gun study

Social-Review While most of the country was glued to the royal wedding wondering why we didn’t get an extra day off for Meghan and Harry’s nuptials, and relishing in May’s burst of good weather, here at Smoking Gun’s Manchester HQ we have been kept busy with our own diary dates, an expanding team and graduate recruitment scheme interviews.. One example would...

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April 2018 in the Smoking Gun study

sgprcollage3 As dust settled following March’s mayhem and Easter’s extended weekend, we set our sights on another great month. With high profile award nominations, one significant win and a standout new project beginning it looks like another job well done. Better yet, we still had time to usher spring in by hosting our first BBQ of the year, putting the Smoking...

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