Posts by Henry Elliss

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Tamar’s Friday #FailureToLaunch #17 – Very Tatty Indeed

24 February 2012 | Henry Elliss

This week’s collection of #FAILs includes one particular type which seems to be becoming a social media classic – in the bad sense of course. Namely: Copyright infringement, being discovered by fans and consumers. How [...]

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SES London – Tamar presentation slides

24 February 2012 | Henry Elliss

Earlier this week our team attended the popular Search Engine Strategies conference here in London. As well as having a great time catching-up with all the latest opinions and insights from around the industry, I [...]

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10 Interesting things we learnt about Facebook through their IPO

3 February 2012 | Henry Elliss

Normally at this point on a Friday I’d be busily scouring the web for FAILs to talk about in my “Failure to Launch” column. However, because it’s been a bit of a quiet week on [...]

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Tamar’s Friday #FailureToLaunch #15 – “This post is NOT sponsored”

27 January 2012 | Henry Elliss

It’s been an interesting week in the world of marketing and social FAILs, with one particular story initially looking like it was just going to be a simple one, but actually opening up a much [...]

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BBC / Cbeebies in social customer services WIN

11 January 2012 | Henry Elliss

As a blogger, my three most frequent post topics (on the Tamar blog as well as my own) are Social Media, Marketing Win/FAILs and parenting – and last night I was pleased to discover the [...]

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Tamar’s Friday #FailureToLaunch #13 – “Just stop bloody TWEETING!”

6 January 2012 | Henry Elliss

In what can only be a sign of the impending apocalypse, this week has been a super, bumper, AMAZING week for #FAILs and marketing boo-boos. So much so that I’m going to have to limit [...]

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Tamar’s Friday #FailureToLaunch – Our favourite FAILs of 2011

23 December 2011 | Henry Elliss

Is it just us, or are marketers a lot more careful around Christmas time? We’ve not seen any really good fails for a week now, apart from a few celebrities making fools of themselves. So, [...]

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A sneak preview of Twitter analytics, thanks to @ThatKevinSmith

20 December 2011 | Henry Elliss

If you’re an astute Twitter user with your finger on the proverbial pulse, you may know that film director, podcaster and general raconteur Kevin Smith recently became a Twitter shareholder (albeit not, presumably, to Prince [...]

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Tamar’s Friday #FailureToLaunch #12 – Words with Flight Attendants

9 December 2011 | Henry Elliss

As we get closer and closer to Christmas, the #fails seem to get better and better – and this week has seen a bumper crop, including the most amusing excuse we’ve even seen for getting [...]

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Tamar’s Friday #FailureToLaunch #11 – Occupy Jeremy Clarkson’s brain

2 December 2011 | Henry Elliss

This week has been relatively quiet on the #FAIL front – most of the controversy on Twitter has been taken up by one spectacular Marketing #WIN – namely, the controversy Jeremy Clarkson managed to create [...]