Save Your LinkedIn Data Before It’s Too Late

LinkedIn DataWhilst, LinkedIn announced back in September that very soon there are going to be some major changes, it looks now that those changes are not only imminent but could have a big impact on your existing data.

Should you be scared?

I remember not so long ago how LinkedIn, without warning, wiped out several years of hard work for us and our clients when we had built-up a high ‘expertise ranking’ through answering questions on LinkedIn when they were removed and eventually replaced with endorsements.

Similarly, I’m sure many of you will recall when recommendations on company pages were wiped out without much notice (April 2014). Luckily we wrote an article at the time and grabbed several years testimonials and placed them here and others did the same to avoid losing that data forever!

I’m not scaremongering for the sake of it, as I believe that during the ten years we have been active on LinkedIn it has been a major source of leads for us and our clients and that’s why I think it is worth taking action now. Continue reading

Rehabilitating a Brand | LadBible

Rehabilitating a Brand Lad Bible

Is The Lad Bible a Brand Rehabilitation Success Story?

 

In 2012 ‘Lad Culture’ was at a high, pages like The Lad Bible were racking up tens of thousands of likes and causing controversy in newspaper pages and in Student Union meetings across the country. Whilst the claim to be about harmless ‘banter’ didn’t ring true for many their success was a testament to the appetite for a new form of publisher that could fill the shoes of likes of Loaded, Zoo and FHM that were quickly becoming dinosaurs as we raced past the first decade of the 21st century.

That initial success has been dwarfed by the media giant that The Lad Bible has become. Such success would never have been possible without serious change to The Lad Bible’s image and publishing habits. How did a media entity so tied to ‘Lad Culture’ somehow not only survive it’s wane but rise to be one of the biggest Social Media entities publishing in 2016? Continue reading

How To Avoid The Gmail Promotions Tab

how to avoid gmail promotions tab

Why Do We Need To Avoid The Gmail Promotions Tab?

Google wants people to go into their Promotions Tab, it’s definitely not just another ‘Junk’ or ‘Spam’ folder. With that said it can hurt your important message if it appears between ASDA’s weekly deals and a MoonPig reminder that you only have 3 days before Mothers Day. Hopefully the email content you’re sending to your customers isn’t just a list of deals, if it is then the Promotions Tab is where it should be! If it’s anything more though, if it’s genuine communication or conversation then you want it to land in your customers normal inbox and be given the attention it deserves.  Continue reading

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 in 2016 | The Report

The State of

Marketing Automation 2016

Where it is, where it’s going & what people think

 

In the world of Digital Marketing we often accuse people of chasing ‘shiny things.’ New platforms, software and technologies appear at such a rate that devoting equal time and importance to each of them is an impossible task unless you have a staff of hundreds of people with nothing else to do. Picking the right development to commit time and resources to is a key part of success not only for Digital Marketers but also for the businesses they work for or advise. We all recall how many people thought Social Media Marketing could never compete with PPC. Who thought separate mobile websites would beat Responsive Web Design. Marketing Automation is a technology that has been around for a long time and because of this there are many misconceptions about it.  Continue reading

Our Reaction to Facebook Reactions, Instant Articles & Live

Facebook Reactions, Instant Articles and Live

As we moved into 2016 Facebook announced and rolled out 2 big new features and overhauled an old one. You can’t have missed the new Facebook Reactions! Facebook is serving nearly 1.5 billion people worldwide, though it seems an unassailable monolith in the world of Social Networks it’s creators know that updates and changes are key to keeping users engaged and loyal. Along with constant evolution and incremental changes to the platform there is another core part of Facebook’s longevity strategy. Facebook is trying to consolidate vast amounts of media and be the channel through which many different every-day internet tasks are carried out.  Continue reading