23 January 2012

Bamboozled by Katie Price and Snickers?

Twitter was buzzing on Sunday because former Page 3 girl/reality TV star/Heat magazine staple Katie ‘Jordan’ Price unleashed a barrage of ‘intelligent’ tweets. Unsurprisingly, people were convinced that she was hacked. But it turns out, it was a crafty stunt sponsored by Snickers. It was ‘genius’….in an entrapment kind of way. Once she got everyone’s attention, she let loose the …

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20 January 2012

Tamar’s Friday #FailureToLaunch #14 – “Can’t We All Just Get Along?”

This week has presented several spats in the digital space… From Paula Deen and Anthony Bourdain duking it out on Twitter to the little blackout that thought it could, but just couldn’t to the on-going drama between Google and Twitter, it’s been one volatile week in the digital space! Anthony vs. Paula Paula Deen, American chef made famous for her fattening Southern …

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18 January 2012

SOPA? So what?

You must have heard by now about SOPA (the US Stop Online Piracy Act) which has the digital world in a lather. Proponents of the bill say it will bring in much needed legislation to stop Internet piracy and that Google, among others, should play a key role in that enforcement. Opposers say that this bill amounts to nothing less …

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11 January 2012

BBC / Cbeebies in social customer services WIN

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 BBC children’s channel, Cbeebies had carried-off a stroke of genius which ticked all three boxes. For those of you that aren’t parents (or students with …

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20 December 2011

A sneak preview of Twitter analytics, thanks to @ThatKevinSmith

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 Alwaleed bin Talal levels). His link to the company, as well as his circa-2 million followers presumably makes him part of the “Power User” base …

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5 December 2011

‘Inside Facebook’ reveals the true value of users

“Inside Facebook” is a must see for any Facebook user, especially if your only point of reference to date has been the Oscar-award winning flick, The Social Network. Facebook is nothing without its users and it’s about time that all users truly understood their value. Throughout the documentary a reporter’s voiceover repeatedly asserted that trust in the platform is key …

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23 November 2011

Fighting the backlash – what went wrong for Moleskine?

I found the recent backlash against Moleskine’s logo design competition really interesting. In case you missed it, along with “designboom”, Moleskine created a competition for aspiring designers to create the logo for their blog “Moleskinerie”. A shortlist of 100 designs will be chosen by a jury and published, with the final winner announced in December, receiving €5,000 and seeing their …

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21 November 2011

Why you need to be investing more into social media

Brands just aren’t investing enough in Social Media… I’d be worried if your first response to that isn’t “well she would say that”, because you would be right – I would! As per my last blog post, I hold my hands up to my biased ways, and the product that I am (of the environment that I work in). However …

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1 November 2011

Facebook’s EdgeRank, in a nutshell

If you’ve not come across EdgeRank before, I wanted to give a quick round-up of what it is, why you should care about it and some tips on how you can influence it. These tips apply just as much to marketers and Facebook page owners as they do to individual users. So whether you want to get your Facebook brand …

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