3 February 2012

10 Interesting things we learnt about Facebook through their IPO

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 the FAIL front – and more importantly, Facebook has seen one of the biggest anti-FAILs (aka WIN!) in online history – I thought I’d share …

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30 January 2012

Pinterest as a top traffic driver.

You might have read our ‘Ultimate brand advocacy at Pinterest‘ blog by our Creative Director last year. Well we like to think that we’re pretty good at spotting the next big trends so we’re very pleased to hear that there’s a lot of agreement about Pinterest. In particular the value of pinning fans to digital retailers. For those of you …

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26 January 2012

One office and its dog – A curious tail…

Meet Oli (short for Oliphant) our office dog: For all of you that haven’t see our endless tweeting and ‘instagram’ing of his adventures! In case you’re wondering, he’s half Jack Russell (no suprises) and half Pekingese (more suprising)! Being a country girl at heart, it has always been a case of ‘when’ not ‘if’ I get a dog. Like moving …

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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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16 January 2012

2012 the year of ‘Rise of the planet of SOCIAL SEO’

The past 12 months have been a steep learning curve for the SEO industry. Thanks to the multiple iterations of the Google Panda update, the introduction of +1, Google+ and the “freshness” algorithm, the SEO industry has been forced (in the case of Panda penalties) to rejig the norm. SEO is not just about H1’s, H2’s, Meta Data or links …

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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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