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Warning: Is Social Media Damaging Our Social Lives?

Recently I was at a family gathering – me, my sister, my mother, my father, and my fifteen-year-old cousin. All of us have smartphones. We chatted and ate our lunch together, but eating and conversation was interspersed with checking Twitter, Facebook and emails. My father replied to a work question in between bites of trifle; my [...]

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How to do a good deed in a second: If you share this post, I’ll give fifty quid to charity

Dear reader, I’m going to start by promising this isn’t some sort of shady hoax. Basically, my boss has challenged everyone in my office to write a blog post. The author of the post that gets shared the most on social media wins £50. Simple enough, right? So in a bid to prove that a) [...]

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10 tips to increase your blog post shares

10 top tips on how to make your blog content engaging and highly shareable, from @Adam_Ketterer.

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3 simple steps to pimp out your company Facebook page

Hannah Codrington (@HannahCod) offers advice on how to make the most out of your company Facebook page. Facebook is a pointless tool for B2B marketers and should be left for B2C businesses, right? Wrong. To date, there are over one billion Facebook users worldwide; that’s a pretty sizeable potential audience you’ve got yourself there. The [...]

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How to survive 24 hours without Social Media

I am not a smoker and I rarely drink. I don’t do drugs and I once gave up meat for seven years, ‘just because’. What I’m trying to say is that I do not have an addictive personality. I can take things or leave them.

So this is my big experiment. Can I give up social media, remain happy and continue to do my job and without missing it, even slightly, for 24 hours?

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No More Sniffles – Viral Marketing Roundup

We’re at the end of Viral Marketing month – and it’s been emotional. We’ve had a case study from the CEO of Zaggora, interviewed the brains behind one of the most notorious viral Twitter accounts of all time, and had the whole concept of viral marketing analysed by a sceptical @Adam_Ketterer. What have we learnt?  [...]

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Diagnosis Marketing: is your Viral Load Too High?

 @Adam_Ketterer’s Viral Marketing Screen Sneeze. When I read a post on the B2B Social Media Guide a few weeks ago saying that viral marketing was a force not to be sneezed at, I said I thought it was, actually. I did this largely so that I could link to this cute baby panda doing a [...]

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Creating Conversations: Zaggora and Viral Marketing

Malcolm Bell (@malcolmbell), founder of www.zaggora.com, talks to us about how viral marketing has been crucial to the business. When I first launched ecommerce exercise wear company Zaggora in July 2011 with my wife Dessi and a good friend from university, our marketing strategy consisted largely of two things: we had a promising product – [...]

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Viral Marketing – a force not to be sneezed at?

Ah, that dreaded word – viral. Nothing sends chills down the spines of Account Managers more than a client who suggests that maybe they could try using viral techniques to gain leverage for their product, especially in the B2B world. The problem is that virals aren’t made – they’re born. For every successful campaign there’s [...]

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