Facebook Notes: Bigger than Prince, or too little too late?

facebook-no-notes The world’s most popular- or at least most visible- social network is about to roll out an update to a feature most people didn’t even know existed. So what’s the point? Exactly why Facebook has ignored its Notes function for so long is something of a mystery. Although difficult (nay, potentially impossible) to monetise, meaning prioritising other areas of user...

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Where were you on World Emoji Day?

emoji-love On 17th July the planet paid homage to those little smiley yellow faces that are fast becoming a language in their own right. So how did brands take advantage of this clear marketing opportunity? Contrary to popular belief, the humble emoji actually began its journey towards digital communication dominance back in 1998, long before phrases like social media were a...

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The Blagger’s Blog 15th May 2015

BBBANNA001 A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort Quote of the week “I don’t think anyone steals anything; all of us borrow.” Legendary blues-man B.B. King, who sadly died this week, aged-89. He probably wasn’t talking about PR and the media at the time, but nevertheless it works. Weekly High  Geek chic aside, Silicone Valley isn’t renowned for style....

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10 years of broadcasting ourselves (on brands and YouTube)

157631930 The world’s number one platform for sharing and streaming video content has made it to ten years young. And whilst it seems staggering that just over a decade ago we were without the Google-owned behemoth, you can’t argue with the dates. We’ve been thinking long and hard about the best way to mark this momentous occasion, and whilst it was...

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Meerkat and Periscope – ‘brand opportunity’ or legal minefield?

meerkatperiscope-768x512 If you are a regular user of Twitter then you’ll undoubtedly have spotted a few people using Meerkat and Periscope apps to live stream content recently, and we blogged about some of both apps’ features just last month after Periscope’s launch.     These apps basically turn your smartphone into a mini live video broadcast which instantly appears in your...

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