3 September 2015

How big will #ForceFriday be?

Nearly 40 years ago, millions of Star Wars fans rushed to purchase branded toys and figures from their favourite film. Unable to cope with unexpectedly high demand, the race for merchandise famously left many children disappointed at the prospect of a Skywalker-less Christmas. A lot has changed since those days, but fandom’s excitement remains. As the release date of Star …

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29 July 2015

Twitter joke plagiarism

It’s been brought to everyone’s attention this week that Twitter is removing allegedly ‘stolen’ jokes, without investigating the accusations. It was brought to everyone’s attention by the twitter account @PlagiarismBad, although they themselves have admitted they don’t think they’re responsible for Twitter’s crackdown, they simply noticed it first. So what if people steal jokes on Twitter? People steal jokes all the time. But to …

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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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