Social Media Trends and News Q2 2016

Social Media Trends and News 2016

As we near the halfway point of the year there is still no sign of recovery for Twitter though Instagram seems to have stopped its slide and its engagement rate is beginning to creep back up. Here are the key social media trends and news items from the last 3 months.

Twitter’s Troubles Continue

Twitter’s stock price has continued its tumble amid renewed accusations of censorship, missed revenue targets and a number of changes to it’s senior staff. Despite achieving slightly above the forecasted increase in user base Twitter fell short of its revenue target by 2.2% equating to roughly $13 million. Continue reading

Marketing Automation, Budgets and Attitudes – Rob Thomas Interview

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Rob Thomas Interviewed by Estonian Media

In early 2016 Rob Thomas traveled to Tallinn, Estonia to give a talk and take part in a book-signing. Whilst there he gave interviews to various publications and broadcasters; this article is a translation of the interview given to Kadri Hansalu which was first published on the 1st April.

It has long been said that Estonians make poor salespeople. It’s now increasingly common to hear that sentiment as we struggle with the evolving marketplace, we’re finding our marketing budgets are too small and that there is a lack of specialist skills. Recently Tallinn was visited by some Digital Marketing experts familiar with the nuances and quirks of the digital world. Continue reading

Talking Digital Marketing In The Start-Up Capital of The World, Estonia!

The Founder and CEO of WSI-eMarketing recently visited Estonia to give a talk about digital marketing and attend a book signing in Tallinn, whilst there Rob Thomas shared some insights with the gathered audience and sat for an interview. The interview was written up in Estonian, the original can be found here, this article will summarise that interview and the video of the talk at the book signing which will be posted within the coming weeks.

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Adaptable Digital Marketing Wins New Business

Adaptable_digital_marketingThe world of digital marketing moves quickly and you need to move with it. That’s not to say you have to embrace and introduce every new thing that comes over the horizon, but you do need to be aware of what’s there and whether it could be of benefit. Your ability to adapt to new challenges, circumstances and technologies is key to increasing your customer base and improving brand loyalty.

Here are four essential steps to make sure your digital marketing strategy is ready to make the most of new and expanding online opportunities. Continue reading

Grow With Digital | Paid Search Expert Advice

Grow With Digital Paid Search PPC

We recently interviewed Jack Porter-Smith of WSI Paid Search, a PPC expert and Google Top Ten Contributor as part of our ‘Grow With Digital’ series. Here are a few of the insights that came out of the interview.

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The Growth Hub – Here to Grow Business in Gloucestershire

Chris-Sarah_GHThe Growth Hub in Gloucester is a major sponsor of this year’s UK WSI Digital Summit and Chris Gibbs and Sarah Gregg, both Business guides at the Hub, told us a little more about the reasons for it being set up.

After seeing a video of successful businesses in Gloucestershire they told the room that knowledge and export intensive businesses in the region are forecast to grow 55.4% by 2025. With that sort of growth forecast specific and targeted support is needed.

Despite Gloucestershire having the highest % of employment in export intensive industries in the UK, the overall performance is low as a % of GVA. There is support for business to improve this but take up is low.

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