YouTube at 10

Despite its ubiquity in modern life, it is hard to imagine that YouTube is today only celebrating its 10th birthday. YouTube, which receives in excess of 1 billion views each day, has transcended its purpose as a video sharing platform and is now the second largest search engine in the world, processing around 3 billion … Continue reading YouTube at 10

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Social media and the General Election

While we are still some way off using social media to place our votes in General Elections, the platform has become a crucial battleground for political parties. Even Twitter itself has got in on the act, issuing reminders to the public that they must register to vote. But how is Election 2015 playing out on … Continue reading Social media and the General Election

The rise of real-time social video

Real-time, socially-enabled video is now a possibility and has the potential to be the biggest technology hit of 2015, with great PR/marketing applications. A live video broadcasting app called Meerkat was launched last month and caused something of a sensation at SXSW with its unique approach, as it is seamlessly integrated into the Twitter stream. … Continue reading The rise of real-time social video

Formula E: A PR success story in progress

On Saturday 13th September 2014 a revolution began, signifying both the start of a new sport and the greatest ongoing example of PR in the world today. FIA Formula E is an electric racing category tasked with the dual responsibilities of driving the development of new sustainable technologies for the road cars of the future … Continue reading Formula E: A PR success story in progress

2015: Year of the hashtag

Loved by some, loathed by others, the concept of hashtags has been perhaps Twitter’s most divisive tool since its introduction in August 2007. However, 2015 has been highlighted as the year that the humble hashtag truly reaches maturity. The hashtag is now one of the most fundamental elements in social communications, with 83% of all … Continue reading 2015: Year of the hashtag

The P-P-P-Power of the Penguin

The temperature is falling, the nights are growing longer and the ever warming sight of tinsel is fast growing common - Christmas is on the way! As is now tradition, the first flurry of Christmas activity has been marked by the annual John Lewis advert and this year's has not disappointed. Encouraging each of us … Continue reading The P-P-P-Power of the Penguin

When brands overstep the mark

This week Apple made the headlines by uploading U2's latest album to millions of phones and iPods around the world as part of their new product launches (iPhone 6 and Apple Watch). Today it was revealed by Billboard that Apple is reportedly pouring at least $100 million into a campaign around the band's newest release. … Continue reading When brands overstep the mark