Posts Categorized: Twitter

Brits are third-happiest nation on Twitter

HappyUs Brits are the third-happiest nation on social media – happier than our US and Canadian counterparts, while coming in just behind the Republic of Ireland and Australia.

That’s according to a new social media happiness report carried out by Brandwatch.

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How is Twitter video set to impact brands?

twitter officeTwitter’s announcement this week that it will be launching a new video function allowing users to film, edit and post video clips confirms that 2015 is set to be the year of video.

But what does this move tell us, and, more importantly, what do these changes signify for marketers faced with a fast evolving digital landscape? Read more on How is Twitter video set to impact brands?…

Why so many brands are on Twitter’s #RoadToRuin

Tory party election posterOn 2 January, the Conservatives unleashed their latest campaign poster to the nation. A picture of a road with the headline “Let’s stay on the road to a stronger economy”. Presumably that took all of 10 minutes to think of.

But even despite its lack of substance, the poster was always doomed to become what the kids are calling a #Twitterfail. Read more on Why so many brands are on Twitter’s #RoadToRuin…

#JeSuisCharlie tweeted almost 1m times

je suis charlieThe hashtag #JeSuisCharlie has been tweeted 997,500 times since yesterday’s fatal attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 people were killed including editorial director Stéphane Charbonnier.

Its use peaked last night at 8pm GMT, with 929,400 users tweeting, according to Twitter analytics platform SocialBro.

The average tweets per hour reached 83,125.
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Why brands should spend longer writing their promoted trends

TwitterlogosOne of my more terrifying moments as a junior copywriter was being asked to write a promoted trend (aka promoted tweet/hashtag) for an FMCG client.

It scared me for a number of reasons: the cost (up to £120,000), the all-eggs-one-basket nature of the media, the knowledge it would greet Twitter users all day long – and finally, the shoulder-shrugging attitude from the client and agency.

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Seasons tweetings – which supermarket’s Christmas campaign won with a 52% share of voice on Twitter?

WaitroseIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Adverts on every channel…. each one out-vying the next to be the most sparkly/heartwarming/schmaltz (take your pick) of all.

Every year the battle between supermarket and retail brands across the country to be the star at the top of the retail Christmas tree is fiercer than ever.

It’s big business too. In fact, last year Tesco was the biggest spending supermarket splurging an eye-watering £25m on their Christmas campaign, followed by Asda, Morrisons, Aldi and Sainsbury’s, according to unofficial figures from data research firm Nielsen. Read more on Seasons tweetings – which supermarket’s Christmas campaign won with a 52% share of voice on Twitter?…

How the Christmas ads fared on social

sainsbury's christmas the wallFor this year’s Christmas ads we’ve had the lot. Almost every major retailer has now released their ads, laying out their stall for what they can offer consumers this Christmas.

These have been closely followed by an onslaught of social media reviews, some good, some not so good.

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Is Taco Bell the savviest brand on social media?

Taco BellOn my commute back from office last night, I noticed few odd and alarming tweets. Allow me to quickly present my case:

Bridget Carey, from CNET was tweeting in ALL CAPS! And Nilay Patel had this to say. Taco Bell story? Some die-hards were flipping out.

Like any self-respecting digital marketer, I figured I had to be on top of this recent development. So I went to Taco Bell’s twitter. Then to its Instagram feed. Then to its Facebook page. And finally to its Google+ page as well. This is a collection of what I saw. Read more on Is Taco Bell the savviest brand on social media?…

Industry reaction: Twitter and Facebook Q3 results

facebook mobileIn a week that saw Facebook and Twitter announce their Q3 financial results, we ask four industry experts to give us their bite-sized takes on the figures. Read more on Industry reaction: Twitter and Facebook Q3 results…

Brand death: 6 reasons not to delete Twitter accounts

twitterbirdsIt’s becoming a fashion statement: “I’m leaving Twitter.” But, whilst indulgently retreating into the digital shadows is a fine attention-grabbing tactic for cosseted celebrities, brands should think twice.

This time last year, the pop group Girls Aloud had 109,000 Twitter followers. Then the band split up, deleting its Twitter account. Becoming what one follower called a “ghost band” deprived the girls and their label of any future opportunity to market still-available archive recordings.

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