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Vine: 20 brands experimenting with video ads

Brands are experimenting with Twitter's VineOver the weekend and yesterday there was much Tweeting about how porn had already reached Twitter’s Vine video app. Twitter is taking action against pornography on Vine and banning searches for explicit content and deleting X-rated users. It has also apologised for a “human error” that highlighted a graphic NSFW clip on the Vine homepage on Monday. That was maybe not the kind of showcase we had been expecting.

Now some more positive experiments are taking place as brands begin to look at how they can use it for mini ads. Or if not ads then amusing pieces of bite sized content. Is that the same thing? I think it is. Read More »

The good, the bad and the ugly of social media during Superstorm Sandy

The good, the bad and the ugly of social media during Superstorm SandyThe devastation of Superstorm Sandy (also dubbed Frankenstorm) is still being felt across much of the east coast of America, it claimed more 66 lives in the Caribbean before making its way to the US, where the death toll is now over 70.  There are eight million homes in 17 states without power and there’s an estimated cost of $50bn.

Although the immediate danger of Sandy has passed, the relief efforts, clean up and re-building will be ongoing for many years to come.

Social media has historically played an important role during crisis and times of natural disaster, and Superstorm Sandy is no different.  The word Sandy has been mentioned in social channels more than 4.8 million times and there are many examples over the last few days of how social media has been used by Government, organisations, brands and individuals for support, information, fun, trolling and… marketing.  Let’s take a look at some of the good, the bad and ugly examples. Read More »