18 May 2015

Why did Nando’s react so cautiously to #CheekyNandos?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past week, you’ll undoubtedly be aware of the ‘Cheeky Nando’s’ meme and the internet-based ‘Mega LOLZ’ it has generated. Just in case you’re not, here’s the in-a-nutshell version. An anonymous Tumblr user named ‘Chavvesty‘ (who has since closed his blog down for unknown reasons) responded to an American Tumblr user who …

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1 April 2015

Say Ello to Zayn Malik’s social network

Unless you spent last week hiding away in a cave, you’re probably aware that Zayn Malik has quit One Direction.  After being signed off for stress and leaving the band’s tour, it was announced the 22 year old would not return, and the band is set to continue as a 4. Let’s face it, it’s unlikely to be the last …

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23 January 2015

Paris attacks – All united online

After the tragic news of the terrible terrorist attacks that shook Paris earlier this month, it was great to see how united France was during the rally on the 12th January 2015 with more than 3 million showing they would not be kowtowed by terrorism. However, it was also great to note that this unity extended online with the trending …

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22 December 2014

The Top 10 digital moments of 2014 #DIGIMOs

Over the past 3 weeks, we’ve been running down our pick of the Top 10 ‘digital moments’ of 2014, with a bit of a Tamar twist – we’ve been recreating them in Lego! Because why not, hey? We’ve been posting 3 each week on our social feeds, but in case you missed any of them, we’ve gathered them all together …

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4 November 2014

Apprentice tips: how to improve your visibility on Youtube

Last week, The Apprentice’s task was all about creating viral Youtube content and driving views within a very short time frame of 48 hours. This year’s crew is arguably the worst cast ever assembled by the BBC (let’s face it, that triple firing was absolutely coming!). Nonetheless, the broadcast provided some good insight on how to optimise video content for …

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23 September 2014

The only way is Outreach – Social Media Week London

This morning in Central London, Tamar held our annual ‘Social Media Week’ event as part of #SMWLDN. This year we took a look at the tricky world of influencer engagement – and we invited along a panel of experts on the topic to help us out: namely, some expert bloggers. In preparation for the event (and to celebrate Social Media …

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29 August 2014

Viral Trend Alert: #ALSIceBucketChallenge

No doubt your Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr newsfeeds are currently being dominated with numerous videos of people you know, and people you don’t, having ice cold water poured over them. Look up “viral content” in the dictionary and the Ice Bucket Challenge will no doubt be one of the top examples. Internet Sensation Although the basic idea of being covered …

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31 July 2014

Facebook: Searching to become the next Google

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg announced his ambition to turn Facebook into a competitor to search engines like Google and Bing. Zuckerberg highlighted the work which has been done towards improving the social network’s ability to display relevant content, revealing his plan to encourage users to stay on Facebook for longer, and utilize the site beyond its social media function. Obviously, …

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30 June 2014

10 bite-sized social media facts from the World Cup

Over half-way through the World Cup, and the way global brands have been capitalising on the event is impressive. We’ve had some innovative marketing thanks to Suarez’s bite, more Facebook conversations than the Winter Olympics, the Oscars and the Superbowl combined, and games that have generated 16million+ tweets – with impressive growth in Twitter followers from individual player accounts too. …

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