Posts by Henry Elliss

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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 […]

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Tamar’s Friday #FailureToLaunch #10 – “QANTAS! JESUS CHRIST, QANTAS!”

25 November 2011 | Henry Elliss

It’s been a bumper week for funny videos this week. As with a few of the previous issues of FTL, some of them aren’t quite FAILs in the traditional marketing sense, but they’re all so […]

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Tamar’s Friday #FailureToLaunch #9 – Dalston Superstars vs Sapient Nitro

18 November 2011 | Henry Elliss

Well, another week has passed by in a blur, and another crop of embarrassing marketing or media fails have revealed their ugly heads. It’s actually been a bumper month for FAILs – when we first […]

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Tamar’s Friday #FailureToLaunch #8 – Ashton Kutcher and the dancing shoplifter

11 November 2011 | Henry Elliss

Kutch-in-mouth One of Twitter’s biggest celebrity advocates, Ashton Kutcher, has decided to take a break from the micro-blogging site this week, after he caused uproar with a comment about a US football coach. The offending […]

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